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Cinco De Mayo Dish for the Cooking Challenged

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#1 SgtPepperette

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    Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:06 PM

    So I am going to a friends house for a Cinco De Mayo party on Tuesday. I am a pretty challenged cook. Seriously.

    Any ideas for an easy dish for me to bring?

    Ill be forever grateful!



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      Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:29 PM

      Funny, I got an email the other day about Cinco De Mayo dishes, from the Foodnetwork.
      Here's a link to their page with Cinco De Mayo recipes:
      Recipes and Cooking : Holidays and Parties : Cinco De Mayo : Food Network

      Maybe you can find one thats pretty easy. I've been dying to make the Chicken Enchiladas that they have pictured. Maybe I'll get to that next weekend!

      I just started browsing thru the recipes. Do you like Shrimp Taco's?? This recipe is rated as "easy":

      Not sure how you feel about Guacamole but the Chunky Guacamole recipe seems easy too:

      Or, how about going really easy & making a drink?? Is that an option? Here's their Mango Margarita Recipe:

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        Posted 03 May 2009 - 04:57 PM

        Do you want an appetizer or a main dish?

        #4 SgtPepperette

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          Posted 03 May 2009 - 05:28 PM

          Probably just an appetizer.

          #5 mrsrhbtobe

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            Posted 03 May 2009 - 08:20 PM

            Here's an easy, yummy recipe for Cheesy Bean Dip that I poached from my future MIL:

            1 can refried beans
            1 envelope enchilada seasoning
            1 block cream cheese
            1 8oz sour cream
            1 4oz chopped green chilis

            Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min. Sprinkle with shredded cheese (she uses the Mexican mix) and chopped green onions.

            I use all the low-fat (no fat free...doesn't take right to me in this recipe) ingredients where I can. This is an easy dip to make and it always completely gone by the end of the party. My co-workers call this my "Crack Dip" because they can't stay away from it. Just serve it with some tortilla chips and you're ready to go! Hope this helps:)
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            #6 june92012

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              Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:46 AM

              I love the title.  I definitely fit in the category of a challenged cooker, it could be an entirely new thread.

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