Menu: Friday Night Board Games Party

Cook’s Notes: This meal for 6 was easy to prepare after a long week of work. As you can see, we went with a “mostly Mexican” theme.


  • Corn tortilla chips and homemade salsa, brought by a guest
  • Easy Blender Margaritas
  • Smoked sausages (such as Hillshire Farm’s Lit’l Smokies®) simmered in barbecue sauce
  • Chicken Empanadas (from the freezer section)
  • Main dish: Chicken Tortilla Bake
  • Dessert: Mini éclairs (from the freezer section)

Prep plan:

  • Serve the chips and salsa, so guests have something to nibble while you prepare the rest of the dishes.
  • Make a batch of margaritas. Chill margaritas until serving time.
  • Preheat the oven for the empanadas.
  • Heat the smoked sausages in a pan with barbecue sauce to cover. Serve.
  • When the oven is hot, bake the empanadas according to directions on the box.
  • While the empanadas bake, prepare the Chicken Tortilla Bake. If you’re not going to bake it right away, place it in the refrigerator.
  • Serve the empanadas.
  • Commence playing board games (Trivial Pursuit is a house favorite).
  • Bake and serve the Chicken Tortilla Bake.
  • Thaw the mini éclairs at room temperature according to directions on the box.