Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas


This post is a little late although it is still Christmas, today. Yesterday I spent all day in the kitchen preparing for our Christmas Eve dinner, that is celebrated in Mexico. This was the first time our three sons and their families were together with us on Christmas Eve, since they married. They usually take turns, one year with us and one the parents of their wives. The mother of my DIL Paola, very generously changed their celebration at noon so they could be with us at night. It will be my turn to do the same, next year.


Our menu was turkey with bread stuffing the way my mom used to make it, cranberry sauce which I can't be without at Christmas, and our Mexican Christmas Eve menu of Bacalao (cod fish) a la Viscaina, white rice and Christmas apple salad. As dessert we had natilla de almendra, turron from Spain, fruit cake and of course all of the nuts and dried fruits.


Our son Luis and his family came over from Aguascalientes where they live, so they were staying with us here at the house, but our son Juan Carlos and wife decided it would be a fun idea for them to spend the night also so that all the small grandkids could rush to our Christmas tree to see if Santa had brought them those long awaited gifts. To watch the excitement was a gift in itself for me.


I wish all of you and your families the best of the Holidays, whatever it be that you celebrate, and my best wishes for this coming year.

7 comments:

Billie Crain said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with family, Mary. I'm so happy you could all be together.:)

Anita said...

Mary - how wonderful to have all your familly with you at this time. I hope you had time to enjoy it with all the work you had to do. Turron - YUMMY!!!!

Jeanette said...

Mary, your Christmas Eve with your family sounded lovely. What a feast! I'm glad you were all able to be together.

C. Robin Janning said...

Merry Christmas, Mary. wonderful images. I love the cactus fencing -- both the idea and the painting.

Robin

Robin Neudorfer said...

So sweet.
I hope your New Year is as bright, and that 2009 brings many more opportunities your way.

Mary said...

Thank you Robin! May this coming year bring many blessings and good things your way.

Mary said...

Thank you Robin, Sofi adored Santa Claus this year now that she understands what it is all about. I wish youand the rest of the family too, the best of everything this New Year, and that your art career continue to show the results of the didicated artist you are.