Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tortilla Land Potluck

I lived in Boston for 5 years - and although I love my new home in CT I still miss that dirty water. Luckily, I still have lots of friends in town, so I get to be a frequent visitor.

Last weekend I made the long drive down 84 and 90 to Boston. After I scooped Michelle up, we headed over to Megan's for a little party.  Megan and Meghan had both received gobs of tortillas from Tortilla Land that needed to be used up by August, so Megan offerred to throw a potluck. In attendance were Michelle, Meghan, Bianca, Elizabeth, Christine, Emily (and her adorable pup, Sadie!) and of course, our host, Megan.

Everyone brought something different to go with tortillas!

I brought a CT salsa that I consider my favorite bottled salsa....and the label is pretty awesome too.

Bianca made her famous guacamole
And I may or may not have eaten most of it- I love guac!

Meghan made an addictive salad of corn, tomatoes, cilantro and jicama. It was dressed with a blood orange olive oil and was so delicious, crunchy and refreshing!

And Megan made chicken chimichangas that were out of this world. The filling was SO flavorful.

I also brought some mixed veggies that Megan sauteed to put into quesadillas.

Elizabeth assembled the quesadillas on the griddle.

No fiesta is complete without cocktails... Christine wowwed us with her margarita making skills.

Mmmm - Guava Margarita!

And just when I thought I couldn't eat anything else, Megan casually mentions that she whipped up a dessert that morning.....And then brings out this gorgeous cake.

In addition to hosting, making a main course, and dessert, Megan showed us how she finishes her beautiful baked goods....by moving the cake from the pan onto a cake stand, and putting the final touches on the decoration. Amazing.

And it looks just like the picture.

I had so much fun with the girls....and was excited to bring home some tortillas for my own creations....more on those to come!

What would you make for a Mexican fiesta?


  1. Aw! Thank you so much for making the trek up!! And thanks for the veggies and salsa! I loved having all you ladies over. And you got some great pictures of the cake!

  2. It was so good seeing you and I can't wait to see you again in a few weekends!

  3. Looks like a fun time. The cake is making me drool!

  4. so much fun!! so sad it missed this, especially that cake!

  5. I love that all you ladies really ENJOY food and you are all still so THIN! Makes me jealous!!

  6. Looks like you girls had a blast. Would love to meet up next time you're in town :)

  7. everything looks fabulous, such a fun time :)