We’re having a fiesta at The Glade. All our friends are invited. The night is forecast to be hot and steamy. Ole!
Here’s the menu we’re planning:
Jamon y melon
Tortilla chips and homemade salsa
Tomatoes, cheese and herbs
Grilled chicken on tortillas with jack cheese and salsa
Iced tea, Iced green tea, Cucumber water, Steeped lemon balm
Sparkling water with lemon or lime
I was going to try making one of my favorite desserts: Tres Leches Cake. I have a number of reason why I’m not making it this time.
- It’s too hot to start the oven.
- There’s not enough room in the refrigerator to store the cake.
- Other people tend to bring sweet dishes to our parties.
I looked for my old Herb Alpert records (that’s right, records) but couldn’t find them so I have 2 Dirty Dancing records (that’s right, volumes 1 and 2) which had the perfect music for a night in old Mexico. Charlie might need to drag an air conditioner onto the first floor (something we’ve never done) to dehumidify the party area.
I’ve set up the side porch with citronella candles and a fan to blow the moquitoes away but it might be toooooo darn hottttt to sit outside. Maybe the young folks will make the effort.
How do you beat the heat?