New Year’s Day


Happy New Years! I’ve been attending the same New Years Party that my friends host for the past several years. I’ve also been coming to the house a day early to help with the festivities. This party is known as the pozole party because amongst other things, pozole is served. It’s always a great Mexican themed party with fantastic food. Here are my top five food and drink photos from the party.

5. The host is a tequila connoisseur. There were six options of tequila to choose. I enjoyed two shots of tequila, the Tonala Añejo and Tequila Ocho Añejo. I liked the latter the best. The tequilas were great especially with the delicious sangrita chaser.

4. Homemade Chips and guacamole. I helped make the homemade chips on New Years Eve. It’s very important to use the right corn tortilla. Mi Rancho makes the best. I think people come to the party because of the chips and guacamole.

3. Empanadas. This was new this year. We also made these the day before. We made meat empanadas and vegetarian empanadas. The meat empanadas had grass fed London broil, onions, jalapeños, various quality chili powders and spices, hard boiled egg, and green olives. The vegetarian empanadas were filled with butternut squash, onion, garlic, shitake mushrooms, goat cheese, pecans, and sage.

2. Desserts. This annual party serves the best of desserts. The host also puts his hands into baking homemade desserts. He makes a wonderful lemon cake, Mexican chocolate cake, and flan. You really can’t ask for more but then he purchases some of the best cookies around from Miette bakery.

1. You don’t call this the pozole party for nothing. Hours of love go into this comfort food. Pozole is a Mexican stew made of chicken stock, nixtamal, pork, chicken, and other seasonings. Once you fill your bowl, you add oregano, red onions, avocado, and lime juice.

Thank you P&B for a wonderful party. Cheers to 2012! May good food and drinks be with you!