I love having guests for dinner! It gets me in the kitchen and allows me to express my creativity in ways I don't do when I am cooking for just my husband and I.

This Friday, a friend is driving in from Albuquerque on a road trip. I know she likes Mexican food. I also know she's a vegan ;-) Friday night is dinner and a movie.

On Wednesday, I bought some beautiful produce at Farmer's Market, and found some organic Butternut squash, so I decided to make a tray of Butternut Squash Enchiladas (a recipe found in my book).  They are easy to make and I set them up the day before baking so that I don't have a lot to do the day of entertaining.

I'm garnishing the enchiladas with green scallions and red peppers before baking.
Here's what's on the menu:
  • Mixed green salad with Macadamia Jalepeno Dressing
  • Guacamole
  • Spanish Rice
  • Enchiladas with Cashew Sour Cream
  • Blood Orange Ice Cream
Sounds tasty, right?

This week, I also decided to have a raffle for all of those vegan chefs out there cooking up their own original recipes everyday. All you have to do is let me know what was on your vegan menu the last time you had guests for dinner (use the contest form below).

PRIZE: A signed copy of my book, Vegan Bite By Bite, an Amazon/Kindle "Best Book of 2011 - Editor's Pick" (a great Mother's Day gift!)

DEADLINE:  Friday, May 6, 2012 @ Midnight

Winner will be notified and announced on Monday, May 7, 2012.

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