UPDATE: Veggie Mole Enchilada Dinner party
I just wanted to let you all know that the veggie enchilada recipe tips I asked you for last week did not go to waste!
I ended up skipping the tofu idea, and going with a vegetable recipe (couldn't do cheese, as we had a vegan in the house). I used this recipe for pumpkin enchiladas with mole, from simon rimmer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/pumpkinenchilladaswi_74633.shtml
I used the mole negro paste i got down in mexico, so assembly was pretty easy. i also used corn tortillas and fried them, as per another chowhound recommendation. they were great!
i skipped the ceviche (due to a pregnant friend...i wasn't sure if questionably cooked shellfish would be a good idea), and instead made these chipotle shrimp tostadas from rick bayless:
i found the creaminess to be a bit overwhelming, but some of the guests loved them.
we drank cooks illustrated margaritas and finished with bars of lime tequila chocolate. yum!
oh, and i used the mexican rice recipe also from cooks illustrated - it was perfect! my first time making it, too.
everything was great, and tips from this board were a big help. thanks guys!