This post is sponsored by BUSH’S. All text and opinions are mine and has not been edited by third parties.
How many times have you wanted to invite some friends and have a good time, but you don’t know what to serve? It’s a big dilema, even for food bloggers …. I have spent many hours thinking what food they would all like that it is fun, different, tasty, and not very expensive of course …
Well, today I bring you an idea that meets all my food dreams for a party and also doesn’t require much time from you in the kitchen.
You can get most things ready at the supermarket. Consider 1 hour to arrange and prepare everything, and you are ready for good company.
If there is something that I’m proud about my adopted city Houston is its diversity, without planning that day we were a Mexican, a Salvadoran, one Argentinian, a Venezuelan and a Chilean (myself).
We have a great time sharing information and experiences about being bloggers.
Ariana talks about her life here in Houston (events, restaurants, books and more) at 3TwentySix. I like her friendly writing and her dog pics.
Alba runs the blog: Independent Mami. She talks about being a mom, working out, and makes awesome reviews of products for the regular home. I got my floor steamer after reading how awesome it was in her blog.
Carlota of Criando-ando is the queen of the happy childhood. I love reading her thoughts on being a mom and the honest candid retold of the small ups and downs of a normal life. She also has an eye for perfect children photography and she always knows the most amazing companies doing cute and unique staff with pictures or the prettiest party ideas.
Alejandra of Piloncillo y Vainilla is passionate about food blogging like me. We can speak for hours about dishes, trends, and recipes. As the idea of ??the meeting was to share food photography tips, Ale was my right hand and help me a lot at the party.
I’m grateful to have friends who inspire me and let me share.
So, back to the food, with today’s special diets and allergies I think the smartest thing to have at a party is a bar or buffet where each guest chooses her own food, … I decided on a Tostada bar (crispy corn tortillas) because they are delicious and challenging to photograph.
As I told you, the Tostada Bar comes together easily:
- Tostadas (a bag of 20)
- You can’t have Tostadas without beans, so I served Frijoles Negros Machacados and Frijoles Charros Machacados. Both from the line Cocina Latina BUSH’S beans. They are perfect as they came out of the can. Heat and serve. (1 can of each variety, serve hot)
- Guacamole store bought or homemade
- Marinated meat for fajitas (Cooked in the cast iron grill 3 minutes per side, sliced before serving)
- Sautéed mushrooms with ancho chile powder (vegetarian option)
- Lettuce into strips
- Limes into quarters
- Chopped cilantro
- Crumbled fresh cheese
- Thinly sliced ??radishes
- Mexican cream (or sour cream)
- Sliced ??jalapeños
I also made a salad mixing pico de gallo (store bought) with boiled corn and black beans (BUSH’S of course, rinsed and drained). Taste and adjust the seasoning.
To drink I served an autumn sangria made with apple juice, wine, apple slices, and grapes. It is better to prepare it a couple of hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.
Alfajores and coffee to end the party.
The table was colorful and full of tasty food. We had a great time and I enjoyed it as much as my guests. I leave you with some of the pics they shared from the party.