One of my favorite things about food and cooking is that it brings people together. No matter what language you speak or what country you are in, food is the universal language. I love bringing people together around my kitchen table to share a meal with good friends, drinks and food, there is nothing better! Last week my friend Mia, one of the stylish chicks behind the blog Blonded By Style, and I got together to throw a fun Mexican themed fiesta for our friends. She and her sister Zoe started their fashion blog to showcase their fabulous style with beautiful photographs, clothing and food! We thought it would be fun to collaborate on how to throw a stylish and delicious summer BBQ! Stay tuned for all the great recipes coming soon! To give you a taste of what we did here is our menu!
Summer Mexican Fiesta with Ski Boots in the Kitchen and Blonded By Style
- Pineapple Tequila Crushers with Fresh Basil
- Jalapeno Poppers with Pineapple and Bacon
- Guacamole and Chips
- Drunken Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
- Forbidden Rice and Bean Salad with Orange Dressing
- Mexican Corn off the Cob
- Death by Chocolate Mexican Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Mia headed over to the beautiful farm stand at Copper Moose Farm to gather some fresh ingredients for our BBQ.
Fresh green beans, basil and flowers all grown here in Park City. The difference in flavors of freshly grown ingredients vs. store bought is amazing. Buying fresh and local is the way to go!
We had the best time cooking together… We even got a little silly and I put on some ski boots to show that sometimes, I actually do cook in my ski boots! The goggles were helpful when I was cutting the onions, my eyes didn’t water! Thanks to Mia for taking all the beautiful photos! Check back soon for the Drunken Chicken with Pineapple Salsa recipe and other recipes next week!