Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Labor Day Fiesta

This past weekend we had a small pre-labor day bash at our house to bid farewell to a great summer and enjoy a good backyard meal. Labor Day should be a day of fun and relaxation so keeping the menu simple and easy for a summer fiesta was a top priority. For us, it doesn’t get easier than burgers and hotdogs, so we made sure to have plenty of these All-American favorites to go around. As far as the burger patties are concerned I like to prepare them myself, that way they’re seasoned and portioned to our liking, and as for the hot dogs -- well, we chose Hebrew National of course! Not only are they a family favorite, but they are also made with premium cuts of 100% pure kosher beef.

To play up our Fiesta theme, I made a Latin Dog as an alternative to the standard hot dog with ketchup and mustard, for those of us wanting a little more punch to their taste buds. For the topping I made Chimol, which is a Central American specialty, and can be used as a chip dip, or meat topper. Since I’m Honduran, I grew up eating Chimol almost daily, and now I’m making sure to pass down the tradition to my family as well. I also happen to be an avocado freak, so I made sure to include some slices on my Latin Dog as well.

Here is my Chimol recipe for the Latin Dog:

• 3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
• 1 small onion, finely chopped
• 1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
• 1 radish, finely chopped (optional)
• 1 lemon, juiced
• 2 pinches salt and pepper, or to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to let flavors blend before serving.

If you’re thinking of having a Labor Day party this weekend, here are just a few tips to ensure your final summer bash will be a hit.
  • Decorate for the occasion – pick fun, festive, casual decorations for your party.
  • Grill up a feast – this may be the last time you can BBQ before the fall season starts, so make sure to include lots of grilled dishes.
  • Make your table inviting – providing an intimate setting creates ideal opportunities for fun conversation for everyone.
  • Plan Activities – Whether its yard games, arts and crafts, or just movie watching, plan things for your guest to do.

What are your Labor Day plans? 

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