In an effort to stay true to my intentions to write a post at least once a week, I will post a recipe!
This past weekend the bf and I hosted a dinner for friends who have just come back from a few months in Central America. What were they doing in Honduras, Guatemala and San Salvador for a few months you ask? That's just how they roll. They're both retired (well and happily! and young!) and often spend several months at a time driving - yes, driving! - all over the continent. Most years they spend at least a good part of the winter in Mexico and/or Central America, fishing, spending large amounts of time in hammocks (that last part may or may not just be in my imagination) and generally just living the dream. My dream, anyway.
Anywayyyy... they came back to town just after New Years so we had a Mexican style dinner (as a former Californian I like to think I know my way around Mexican food, but I don't know anything about Central American food, although I suspect it's similar). Apps consisted of Ceviche with shrimp and scallops, and for dinner I made my favorite chicken enchiladas, cheese enchiladas and some Mexican style rice, and one of the guests brought an avocado salad. It was all delicious, but the biggest hit of the night was the Flan we had for dessert. I've made this before and it is incredibly easy, which of course makes it even better, right? But honestly I was surprised at the reaction of my guests - they loved it and we finished it off quickly!