Last night my friends Mel and Jo put on a party for 60 ladies in our neighborhood. They served Southwest Salad with Cilantro Honey Lime Dressing, Chicken Taquitos, chips and salsa to go with the Mexican Fiesta theme.
We read Mexican sayings/quotes:
La suerte no es como la preñez, que dura nueve meses
Luck is not like pregnancy which lasts for nine months
Put flowers in our hair. Is this a Mexican tradition? We had a long conversation about this.
Broke a pinata, filled with (of course) Chicklets. Laughed and visited until the sun went down.
For dessert they made Mexican Wedding Cookies (Cooks Illustrated version) which were absolutely delicious. And a chocolate cinnamon chile cookie. Yum. To top it all off we had a refreshing lime slush.
Making slush is really simple. Throw all of the ingredients together, freeze, and a few hours later scoop it into cups and top with a little soda. You're going to love this .
1-12 oz can of frozen limeade, mixed up according to directions
3 cups sugar
8 cups water (in addition to the water you will add to the limeade concentrate)
Juice of 5 limes (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
2 drops green food coloring
10-12 oz cups, about 30
1- 2 litre bottle 7-Up
The day before serving:
Mix first 5 ingredients together in large container. Stir until all sugar is dissolved.
Freeze overnight or until completely solid.
Take mixture out of freezer about 1/2 hour before serving and set on counter to thaw slightly.
When ready to serve, use a large serving spoon to scrape the frozen mixture into cups.
Fill with frozen limeade to top of cup. Slowly pour in soda until cup is filled.
Makes about 30 10-12 oz servings.
-A deep container works best for serving purposes (easier to scrape out frozen juice). A shallow pan (9x13) will freeze faster. You will need 2-3 9x13 pans.
-I've also had this slush with diet grapefruit soda in place of the 7-UP.