Thursday, November 17, 2005

Welcome to the Party

Come in, come in, let me take your coat.

Oh, thank you, you shouldn’t have, I’ll put this right in the kitchen.

I know, can you believe it? One day its 75 degrees and the next its nearly snowing! And they say its going to be an icy one this year.

You’re right, I don’t usually entertain. Stephanie, over at Dispensing Happiness suggested a holiday party and I thought it sounded like great fun.

Hell, yes. Here, let me get you a cocktail…



Yep, its just fizzy Poland Spring and Pom juice. I guess you could add some vodka too, but I’m more of a wine gal myself, so I just made it for the non-drinkers in the crowd, like all you pregnant ladies.

Harriet? What do you mean Harriet? She’s not marri – oooh.

No way - the guy at the gym? That one who’s always lifting and who walks like a crab? I had no idea they were even dating.

You’re kidding! If I were going to pick someone to be my, ahem, “donor” I think perhaps I’d check around the library rather than the gym. By the way, have you met Charles?

Talk amongst yourselves, I’m off to get the snacks…

Here, would you like an empanada?



Chicken, queso fresco, and tomatillo salsa.

Uh, huh. Even the salsa. It wasn’t too hard. My best friend Tyler gave me the recipe.

For the salsa, you just boil water and add tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, and garlic and simmer for a while.



Then you drain and dump those guys into the blender along with some cilantro and lime juice and the salsa is done.

I know, the blender! I was totally like “Tyler, you have to be kidding me, the blender? Not the cuisinart?” and he was like “I said blender, be-yatch.”

Yes, he really does talk like that. Anyway, when you have your salsa made, you cook up some chicken and shred it, and mix it up with the queso fresco and the salsa to make the filling.

Nah, the dough isn’t too bad. I actually made it the day before and stuck it in the fridge, and the salsa too, but the dough takes a while to thaw.



If you’re feeling lazy you can just use puff pastry from the grocery store instead.

Careful, the inside is still hot!



Thanks for coming over, bundle up and get home safely!

13 Comments:

Blogger Stephanie said...

Hi Beth!

Thanks so much for joining the party...quite cheeky, you are. My kind of gal!

And yum...pomegranate juice. Love it.

11:36 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Girl, give me a heads up next time 'round! I just came into some Chateau Pomerays that would love to come out and party.

The last time I tried to make empanada dough, they came out like little mushroom-filled bricks. Yours look de-lovely.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

ha, very cute post. wish i had one of those drinks in my hand right now. but it is friday, drinks will be coming soon enough! at work still-get me outta here!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Nupur said...

*laughing hard* very funny, Beth! I love those empanadas too.

6:57 AM  
Blogger boo_licious said...

I've not heard of empanadas before, they look very nice. Hope you join next month's party as I would love to hear more gossip about that gym romance.

7:52 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

I'm so glad you liked the emapanadas - this was my first one of these and it was so much fun, I cant wait for the next party!

3:12 PM  
Anonymous LisaSD said...

Beth--Wow--Those empanadas look scrumptious!

9:17 PM  
Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Beth! The empanadas look so delicious. They kind of remind me of the curry puffs we have here in Malaysia. BTW, we have something in common, I detest raisins too!

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