Manzanillo Sun

Recipe for a New Year’s Party in Mexico

2014 Food January 2014

By Manzanillo Sun Writer from the January 2014 Edition

Prepare the food
Tamales with guacamole dressing. This is a traditional dish in Mexico and it takes several hours to prepare. There are different types of tamales that can be prepared and you can have a combination of the ones you would like to eat.

Frijoles a la charra (beans in a pot). They are a very popular side dish served in Mexico. There are different ways that they can be prepared (different ingredients can be added to make them have a different flavor); it is up to you to decide how you want to cook them.

Menudo. This is a Mexican soup served before, after, or during the meal. It can also be eaten the morning after the

New Year’s celebration, because it can cure any hangovers that one might have.

Buñuelos. They are a very popular dessert in Mexico; especially made during this holiday. It is a, fried, sweet tortilla that will leave you wanting more.

Pan de campo. It is a, famous, sweet type of bread served as a dessert that the Mexican culture prepares during this holiday

Hire the Mariachi.
They can be found online or in phone books and they will play while the guests are eating. The mariachi is very big in the Mexican culture, but it is not necessary to have them.

Hire a band, a DJ, or just play a CD.
This is to keep your guests entertained. Make sure that it is Spanish music and if you do not know how to dance to it find someone to teach you (this will make the party more fun).

Find a place with enough space to dance. It is easy to dance in most places that have a floor no bigger than a postage stamp.

Have fun

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