It's Friday, it's the weekend, and it's a HOLIDAY weekend at that!
Here are a couple of 'Fast, Cheap & Easy'TM tips that you can use to literally
so invite the neighbors over this weekend, and celebrate!
The warm yellows and oranges and the natural wood & terra cotta tones
play perfectly off of each other to create a 'South of the Border' mood.
Focusing on one or two colors is a fast way to coordinate elements...
I just went into every room and closet in the house, and pulled out 'stuff' on hand
that would work with the Cinco de Mayo 'story'...
* a textured terra cotta flowerpot is a riser to hold a serving plate
* a clay ROOF TILE serves up napkins
* a burlap shopping bag covers a blue plant pot [it's pretty, it just didn't fit the color scheme!]
better to have a full arrangement for impact than a few spindly marigolds!
* beach towels in hot colors and a woven purse & hat top the cabinet for color + interest
[textures of old wood, terra cotta pots with twine wrap, stucco, and baskets really say 'Mexico']
* A big basket lined with a garbage bag and filled with ice could hold Coronas next to the bar
I came up with this one years ago, when my bar supplies had dwindled.
I had tequila. And I had lemons. SO, I improvised and created 'Cheater 'Ritas' -
[I prefer it made from frozen concentrate with an additional squeeze of fresh lemon juice,
[I prefer my lil' friend, Don Julio Reposado... but Jose Cuervo works just fine!]
ground sea salt . cut lemons and oranges . ice
* Run the cut lemon or orange across the rim of the glass,
[option: skip this step and just sprinkle a TIDBIT of salt INTO the glass over the ice]
* Pour a shot [more or less] of tequila into the glass over the ice.
* Pour lemonade into glass to fill.
* If desired, slice up a lemon and orange, and place a slice on the rim of each glass.
* Stir. Drink. Smile.
* Repeat. [REALLY important!]
Now this is certainly no 'Cadlillac Margarita' for connoisseurs,
Put some salsa music on the iPod, microwave a tray of taquitos and mini-tacos,
and you've got a party!
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