Mexican comfort foods abound for every meal occasion. Keep these in mind for future menu planning:
- For breakfast, the classic chilaquiles is made with leftover tortillas, queso fresco, crema mexicana (or sour cream) and tomato-chile sauce.
- Enfrijoladas, fried tortillas covered in black bean sauce with queso fresco, sour cream and cilantro, make for tasty appetizers or a vegetarian entrèe.
- Soup and stew menus get a boost with caldo de mariscos (seafood soup), tortilla soup, and sopa de albondigas (meatball soup).
- Homemade tamales, enchiladas, stuffed chiles, roasted meats with rajas (poblano chiles in cream), and countless variations of moles can help round out entrèe selections.
- For beverages, try featuring horchata (rice-based drink with ground almonds, cinnamon and sugar), aguas frescas (flavored and sweetened "waters" made with fruits or vegetables), and Mexican hot chocolate.
- Mexican desserts wouldn't be complete without buÒelos (deep-fried fritters dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon), arroz con leche (rice pudding) and cajeta (caramel) tarts with apples or nuts.