Last week, we joined with our friends for one of the very best home-cooked meals I've ever had. Inspired by Rick Bayless, we decided to put together a Mexican menu, the likes of which would--I'm betting--rival anything the man himself would serve. And I'm allowed to brag about this meal, I think, because most of the food (and all the best dishes) were not made by me, but by uber-culinarily-talented friends of ours (not that I usually have any problem bragging about my own dishes [unless you consider the bragging itself the problem...]). Feast your eyes on: Home-made Margaritas; Mushroom Ceviche; Smoked Trout and Poblano Salpicon; Citrus, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad; Twice-Fried Tofu Tortilla Soup; Swiss Chard, Onion and Monterey Jack-Filled Enchiladas in a Tomatillo Salsa; Green Poblano Rice; and Chocolate Pecan Pie. Wow.
Now off to dream Bayless-inspired dreams!