For my mother's birthday yesterday I invited my entire family over for a taco bar. It's easy to make and satisfies most palates. I should have gotten pictures of the spread but I was a little busy corralling two dogs, one baby and directing traffic through the kitchen.
Number of people:
8 adults (me, Craig, mom, dad, 2 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law)
2 children (nephews aged 8 and almost 5)
1 baby (10.5 months)
and baby Ian (5 months) but he isn't ready for tacos yet
Crock Pot Shredded Chicken (6 chicken breasts + seasonings + chicken broth)
Two pounds of ground beef + taco seasoning packets
Three cups of minute rice + lime juice + cilantro
Two cans of black beans
Two cans of refried beans
Two packets of tortillas
Pico de gallo
Soda (Sprite and Dr. Pepper)
Riesling and Pinot Gricio
Mike, me, Mom, Dad and Stephen
Natalie helping Mom open up her present.
That's about all the pictures I took of the event but it was actually really lovely to have the entire family over at my house.
Now onto planning Valentine's Day, our anniversary and of course, the all important first birthday party.