You Just Got Back from Mexico

July 28, 2009 by

What a great weekend!

Thanks to the super-cheap travel deals out there, you were able to escape with a few friends to Cancun for the weekend.

The weather was beautiful.  The ocean felt great.  And the sand was so soft it was like walking on powder.

But now you're back to reality, and you need to stay focused at work, and not long for more vacation time.

Why not bring the flavors of Mexico home with you?  Plan for a little escape on Saturday by fixing up some of my favorite Mexican recipes, so that you can pretend you're still on vacation.

Maybe invite some friends over to play "we're on vacation" with you!

Below are the recipes you'll need for the perfect Mexican meal, as well as a new one for Mexican Martinis, just in case you feel like kicking up the festivities a notch.

And the next time you're longing to be back in Mexico on holiday, grab some salt and a lime.  You have the perfect recipes for a pretend getaway -- no passport required!

Until our next meal,


The Perfect Mexican Recipes


What I love about guacamole is you can totally make it your own.  What you’ll start with is this base recipe, and then start experimenting!

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Incredibly flavorful, amazingly tender, and absolutely delicious, this recipe has become a staple in our house and is often requested at pot lucks. And don't let the title scare you off.  Even sour cream haters will fall in love with this recipe.

Mexican Bean Salad

This Mexican Bean Salad is refreshing for the summer, and yet has a slight kick that will pair nicely with other traditional Mexican dishes. It’s great by itself, as well as over chopped tomatoes and romaine lettuce.

Homemade Mexican Martinis

If you like margaritas, you'll love mexican martinis.  They're the classic beverage here in Austin, Texas and along with being delicious, are much lighter than their sugary friend.

  • 2 Oz Tequila
  • 1 Oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 2 Oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Oz Orange Juice
  • 1 Oz Sprite
  • 2 Olives (I know, it sounds weird, but trust me)

Mix it all in a shaker with ice, and pour into a large salt-rimmed martini glass.

You can download these recipes in this handy mini cookbook:

The Perfect Tex Mex Recipes