I think I’ve mentioned before that I am not a party organizer. My poor kids have suffered through the years with boring – or non-existent – birthday parties. Luckily, my oldest daughter, KitKat, was determined to have a party for her “sweet 16″ birthday and did all the planning for it to happen. All I had to do was shop, cook, and show up. That’s my kind of party!
KitKat decided to gather as many Chipotle copycat recipes as she could find online – Chipotle beef, chicken, pulled pork, cilantro lime rice, corn salsa, guacamole, and tomato salsa. The result was an incredible feast that rivaled anything you can get at the restaurant. We were in heaven! The only problem? Somehow I missed getting pictures of all the food (parties throw me off!). Despite that little mistake, I will be sharing all of the recipes that we made shortly. You will want to try them, I promise!
I am still astonished that I’ve got a 16 year old daughter, but I’m grateful that she is a good person with excellent friends.
The cake was specially picked out by KitKat, based on a cake that she had tasted at another friend’s birthday party. It was a marble cake with chocolate buttercream filling and a thin chocolate truffle frosting on top from Safeway. She had been dreaming of (and talking about) this cake for weeks before her party, and it definitely lived up to the hype that she had made.
Oh, and apparently we needed a boy scout at the party to help with the fire. My fire was wimpy, but it was still decent enough to make some really yummy s’mores.
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