This might as well have been an Iron Chef episode where the secret ingredient was cilantro. I contributed the corn and beet salad below and the coral looking sauce (mayo, cumin, Tapatio hot sauce, lime) for the grilled corn. My family's BBQ consisted of women gossiping, high pitched wails over babies and my sister's puppy Fofi, and my being upset at Laurita for liking a song called "Toot It and Boot It". I was too busy with the last two that I forgot to take photos of Tia's rice and the spiced grilled chicken. Needless to say, everyone suffered from food coma afterwards. A couple of hours later, magical firework shows bid me farewell... I was ushered back "home" with pizzazz.
UPDATE: Just realized this was my 200th post!!!
Fireworks are soooooooooooooooooo appropriate!!!