October 8, 2014

TOP 14 FAVORITE LATINO FOOD

 
The Latina Book Club will continue celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month all through October, and each week we'll bring you a new fun Top 14 List.  This week, we are listing our favorite Latino Foods.  Feel free to add yours. Plus, we are sharing our family's taco dip recipe.  Enjoy--mcf



Tostones
1.    Tostones

2.    Flan

3.    Pernil

4.    Arroz con gandules

5.    Mole

6.    Burrito

7.    Churros

8.    Paella

Paella
9.    Caldo Gallego

10.  Guacamole

11.  Chuletas Can Can

12.  Pasteles

13.  Piñon

14.  Arepas


ANITA's TACO DIP

My cousin Anita made this dip for a family celebration about 10 years ago, and ever since then it has been at every birthday, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, et al.
Ingredients
2 bars of cream cheese -- room temperature
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese   
1 jar of taco sauce  (mild, medium or hot)
1 small lettuce -- shredded
1 small tomato -- diced
3 scoops of black olives -- chopped
1 big bag of taco chips

Directions
-in a shallow plate with a lip, mash down the cream cheese and spread until it covers the whole plate
--pour the jar of taco sauce on top
--spread the shredded lettuce until you cover all the sauce
--add the diced tomatoes on top, then the shredded cheddar cheese and top with the chopped olives
--Serve with a bowl of your favorite taco chips.

Happy Eating!  Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!