Invite friends over to celebrate this fun and festive Mexican holiday. Not feeling up to a fiesta? With nearly the same ingredients, you can whip up this Weeknight Mexican Dinner menu instead.
SET THE SCENE
Light the room with luminaria in the colors of the Mexican flag: With a paring knife, cut thin strips or shapes out of the sides of red and green bell peppers, then cut off the tops and scoop out the seeds. Place a tea light at the bottom of each pepper.
Decorate the table with a chile pepper "plant": Place 2 or 3 large bunches of fresh cilantro in a vase. Cut wooden skewers to just below the height of the cilantro and slide chile peppers onto the tips of the skewers; arrange the peppers in the cilantro.