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Well, the "let's have a couple of people over" suggestion I made to my husband has gone out of control - we're up to at least a dozen people now, with more probably on the way. I'm planning to make fajitas on the grill - mostly chicken, although I may throw some portabella mushrooms on in case we have any vegetarians-in-hiding coming. I'll be doing peppers and onions to go on the fajitas, and probably some guacamole and (if the kid gives me enough time) homemade salsa for chips as an appetizer.
What I'm looking for is suggestions for side dishes I can make to go with this. Requirements: 1) the farther ahead of time I can make it, the better, 2) goes well with Tex-Mex food, and 3) not ridiculously difficult to eat while standing up holding a plate in one hand, as we don't have enough chairs for everyone (and I can never shoo the people out from underfoot in the kitchen, anyway).
I'm thinking some sort of corn and black bean salad, but I don't have a recipe I like yet. Or maybe some sort of rice dish ... but again, I don't have any at hand that I know I like. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your advice!
PS - I'm also looking for a good Mexican hot chocolate recipe, if anyone has one they'd like to share.