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June 19, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m feeling upbeat and wanted to share with you my colorful Mexican table setting I put together a couple of weekends ago for friends who came over for their first carne asada. They arrived in time to help me bring everything back inside because it was one of those days where it started to rain while the sun was out! Can you believe that!? It’s like mother nature doesn’t want me to set out these multi-color place mats and napkins I bought for our outdoor Easter celebration! Oh well. I took pics before the rain and before the arrachera (grilled skirt steak) was ready. Enjoy!

Little tips: Add a fresh fruit to your water. Beautiful and extra refreshing.ย  I added lime as many Mexican households are usually stocked with limes! But lemons or cucumbers would do of course!

The bright orange serving bowls and pitcher are all from Crate and Barrel…wedding gifts that are almost eight years old! The white china serving bowls are from our stay in Singapore. Always pick up a little something useful for your home while traveling!

Helpful hints: Group things together for easy serving. I placed the guacamole, salsa and chips together and then grouped the sour cream, cheese and a pico de gallo for fast taco making! Oh and don’t forget to set out the serving spoons! I always forget and have to keep running back and forth to the kitchen.

I think a runner at the center of the table would have made the table look a bit better or maybe a whole table cloth? What do you think? Are you looking forward to entertaining this summer? I kept it very simple and basic with the ingredients but spruced it up with lots of color! No need to overdo everything at once right?

Your friend,


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  • Reply Nancy June 19, 2012 at 1:17 am

    So beautiful, I wish I was there. I’ll be entertaining pretty soon, in two weeks we will be celebrating my 35 bday, and I’m pretty excited since its been 5 years since I through a big party for myself. So I’m thinking actually in a Mexican team party, Mexican food and piรฑata, I would love to cook but since I’ll be having more than 30 people I’ll be ordering, I’ll problably make a big bol of guacamole. Anyway I hope I can pull this party out since I’m always with a monkey on my back it’s hard to organize and get things done. I’ll be keeping in mind some of your great party ideas. Y ya saben Estan cordialmente invitados ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Yvette S June 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    It all looks fabulous! Looks yummy too. Hope everyone had a great time. As soon as the boys are grown you should look into event planning! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Betty
      Reply Betty June 21, 2012 at 7:51 am

      I’ve got a lot to learn Yvette but thank you! If I could spend someone’s money…I’ll go crazy!!! LOL

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