Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Johnny's Fiesta Party & Chili Rellenos Bake

Let's back track a bit since I'm home and struggling to get caught up on life.

Johnny's 33rd birthday was August 7th. We had a(n almost) surprise Fiesta birthday party for him. He found out a few hours before, but it was still a blast!

I didn't get too many pictures of the food since I was busy socializing, chowing down, and swimming.

The menu included tacos, serrano pepper spiked corn bread, chili spiked squash pies, beans, a cold rice salad, and a new adaptation of the baked chili rellenos.

We loved the new chili rellenos baked version so much that I've already made it again at home.

The recipe is nearly identical to the one I already featured, except instead of stuffing the peppers with the cheese, you cut the roasted peppers into chunks and grate the cheese.

Mix the batter in a medium bowl until smooth, and then add the cheese and peppers. Spray a baking dish and pour in, baking for about 30 minutes.

When I made it for the party, I made it in a huge pie tin so we cut it into slices almost like a pizza. At home I made it in a small casserole dish, so we cut squares. The leftovers are really easy to heat up the next day and taste even better!


Kristina @ spabettie said...

I LOVE chili rellenos... thank you for posting this recipe, I have never made them and I may have to try this! :)

Cyndi said...

Welcome home!!

Another way to make my favorite dish...you rock! :)

sophia said...

Holy cow...and THAT is a fiesta!!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the idea of chopping up the peppers - yum!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Fiestas are awesome! That looks SOOOOOO good! I love it this way! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!

I've never had chili rellenos, but I love me some good mexican food :)

Laura said...

Glad you are back! This is great looking and the party looks great too.

Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday, can't wait to see what you bring to the table next week!!