Just four more days to go
The food is ordered, the furniture is moved now the cooking starts. Hopefully if the snow is not too much of a distraction the corn husks for the tamales and the masa harina will arrive by courier today along with cactus paddles and some rather pretty chillies. Bruce has already chosen his corner of the room for the piano.Raven and Ellie have not chosen their outfits but I know they definitely don’t want to wear any of my vintage aprons.
Here is a rough draft of the menu, things may change a little as I get creative
Tortilla chips with Tomatilla Salsa
Empandas Picadillo with Raisin and Cranberries
Cactus Flautes with Prickly Pear Jam
Oaxcan Turkey Mole poblano
Pork and White Bean Chilli
served with Pumpkin Bean and Cheese tamales
Plaintain Mash and Fallen Leaf Salad.