Create a spread of delicious traditional Mexican food for your guests for your next party. These Pork Carnitas and Chicken Taco Bowls are homemade so you can make them for your "supertasters" all the way to your "please burn my tongue offers." Also, enjoy a plethora of other tasty party foods.
This post is sponsored by Hormel and Collective Bias. #CollectiveBias #newfromhormel
It's hard to believe summer is winding down. This year, being we were out of the country for a good portion of the season, it felt like we hadn't seen much of our family or friends.
So, when I got the opportunity from #CollectiveBias to create a party using Hormel's new Everyday Scratch products and their Hot Sandwich Meats, I jumped at the chance to invite some guests over for a really fun meal.
Last week, after I made the Steak and Pepper Tortilla Cones using Hormel's Philly Style Steak, I knew they would make great party food and decided they had to be on the menu.
To go along with the tortilla cones, I decided to create a variety of Mexican food for dinner using the various Hormel meats. Their Everyday Scratch Flame Seared Carnitas, Rotisserie-Style Chicken, and Flame Seared Chicken would make the perfect base to create tacos, enchiladas, taco salad, burritos, and quesadillas.
All I would have to do is add sauces to the meats. I love it when I can make great tasting food quickly and easily.
Knowing that this gathering was going to be a casual affair, I decided to serve dinner on paper plates and found some with bright orange, red, and yellow polka dots.
You know I love polka dots.
The colorful plates inspired me to get creative with the meal.
I'm sure my guests would have been perfectly happy being served a great Mexican meal on plain tortillas, but as usual, I had to dress up my food for the occasion.
I added orange, red, and yellow polka dots to my tortillas using food coloring and foam pouncers.
It was easy adding the colorful dots to plain flour tortillas and they looked so cool when made into quesadillas filled with Hormel's flame-seared chicken and some cheddar cheese.
I even made my own tortilla bowls so my guests could make taco salads.
That's my dinner, pictured above, filled with rotisserie chicken flavored with taco seasoning and lots of fresh salad fixings. Yum.
I even made my own polka dot tortilla chips.
When my guests arrived, they were excited to see all the food and couldn't wait to dig in. I set everything up so all my party guests could create their own entrees using their favorite ingredients and everyone really enjoyed that.
As you can see, I made a lot of food, but by the end of the evening, there wasn't much left and everyone cleaned their plates too.
Everyone left full and happy. That's a good party.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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I want to make these for my grand daughter's 2nd birthday polka dot party. Which food coloring did you use and did you mix it with anything or apply directly to the pouncer.
I'm happy to hear you are going to make some fun polka dot foods for your party. You can use any store bought food coloring, but I used a thicker gel coloring made by Wilton. I poured the coloring into small bowls and just dipped my sponge into the coloring and stamped it directly onto the tortillas. Liquid coloring should work fine, as well. Have fun.
Oh my goodness. I have an obsession with polka dots. My obsession with black and white prints is the only thing that comes close to how I feel about polka dots. LOVE! #client
My whole house is black and white and I carry a black and tan polka dotted purse and own three black and white polka dotted tops and even a pair of polka dotted pants. You can say I'm obsessed too!
Im loving the polka dot tortillas. You are so creative an the food looks great.
Thanks, Jessica. I love 'em too!
It was a great party. The food was very good and as usual Beth made it very festive and fun. Besides all of the beautifully created items I tried all 3 meats in seperate sections of my taco salad and they were all really good. It will be a new and easy way to make taco salad from now on. Thanks again Beth.
I'm glad you could join us for this fun little get together and I'm very happy you enjoyed the food.