I love it when Dave has Mondays off and he feels like cooking. It usually ends in a dinner party with great friends and amazing food (with chef Dave cooking all day). Yes, I am aware I am one lucky woman!

This last Monday, we were treated to a Mexican feast of spanish rice, two kinds of Nachos over refried beans (one with spicy pork bites and the other vegetarian), and Chiles Rellenos.

I came home to a funny sight … the deep fryer on the porch! It was a great idea to keep the heat and potential splatter outside. In the end, it was moved and the chiles rellenos were fried indoors.

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The other thing about Dave’s dinner parties … he uses pretty much every dish, plate and pot in the house!

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When we sat down to dinner we were all amazed by the nachos (much fancier than any of us would put together).

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The star of the dinner, besides Dave himself, were the absolutely delicious chiles rellenos! This dish consists of a fresh poblano pepper (or in this case an Anaheim pepper), stuffed with different kinds of cheese and deep fried…. over a fresh tomato sauce. None of us could believe he had never attempted it before. But, that is his genius!

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To top it all off, my friend Kim brought the dessert… Individual mousse cakes from Le Macaron bakery. The perfect sweet ending to a spicy evening!

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