Mexican Valentine's: Why Not?

February 13, 2013



7 Valentine's Menus are coming your way this week -- for every scenario, whether you're wooing a first date or boycotting romance altogether.

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Sometimes you want to put on your swankiest outfit and go out for a fancy meal. Sometimes you want bottles of wine and boxes of chocolate. Other times, you just want Mexican food.

Don't let anybody tell you that you can't eat queso on Valentine's day. Make it a meal by pairing it with some super-simple carnitas, an exotic drink, and a chocolate-dipped dessert. As an extra consideration for your mate, we've even got a guacamole recipe with no raw garlic in sight. Now that's what we call romance.

Diana Kennedy's Carnitas from Genius Recipes



Roberto Santibañez' Classic Guacamole from Genius Recipes



El Presidente from Erika Kotite



Nacho Cheese Sauce from Lara



Coconut Cajeta & Chocolate Fondue from hardlikearmour



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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull


1 Comment

Marc O. February 14, 2013
I love it! A Valentines Day food that isn't really for Valentines Day. I mean how much chocolate and heart candies can one mantake. So my reply is lemons, lemons, lemons. What does Adam and Eve have to do with it? Find out at: