Succulent. Spicy. Sweet. Savory. Or more. Festive Mexican Cornish Game Hens for Two with Mexican flavors is a lovely main course for two, and easily scaled up for more!
Yum. When considering options for a Cozy Christmas for Two in 2017, an option that immediately came to mind was Cornish game hens. I have done them for larger groups - 12 (or so) - in 2013 (I think). But they really are perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a smaller gathering! They cook in about an hour, and can be stuffed and/or glazed in so many different ways.
If you saw my last post - Spicy Roasted Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Root Vegetables - you've read about how this recipe came to be. We love Latin/Mexican flavors, and I work hard at incorporating those flavors into our diets. The dishes that ensue likely do not meet the definition of "authentic," but they're always tasty! Festive Mexican Cornish Game Hens for Two is no exception.
So, Mark and I have found it impossible to have a major holiday at home with our "kids" living all over the country! We still enjoy the opportunity to create a menu that is special for the two of us before we check in at the airport and head to our holiday destination. I created this menu for my husband and me, knowing we're not the only ones looking for a scaled down holiday menu! I know plenty of us spend the holidays with just our "significant other" or a small group, love amazing home-cooked food, and want an appropriate menu to make that happen. Without further ado...
Festive Mexican Cornish Game Hens for Two
My decorating this year was minimal: The tablescape (above), a pre-lit wreath in the entry, and a table top tree... Yes, it's simple, but it's festive, and when enjoyed with a beautiful meal and a loved one, it's perfect! Saturday we fly to Charlotte, North Carolina for 8 days with Nils (oldest), his wife Jamie, little grandsons Cade (3) and Carter (2), our third son Gaelen, and my sister Corinne. I can hardly wait to give smoochies to our littles... We'll have lots of fun in the kitchen together
and clean up many dirty dishes! I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you, and your loved ones, a most joyous and peaceful Christmas!