Felices fiestas! Happy Holidays!

piniata.jpgMexicans are very festive people. Birthdays, communions, baptisms, weddings, pope’s visits and even football (soccer in the US) matches, won or lost, are good reasons to throw a party where food and beer never run out. This time of year is very special since many celebrations are held throughout the winter. Starting with the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th and ending on February 2nd with the Candlemas.

I am not a religious person, but you don’t have to be one to enjoy the delicious food being prepared this time of year in this rich culture. One of my favorite Christmas recipes is ponche, a hot beverage made with guava, sugar cane, cinnamon sticks and raisins among many other ingredients. Ponche is served in the posadas celebrations that start on December 16th and are held for nine days until Christmas Eve.

I want to cook some typical Christmas dishes this season to post on this blog, but I really don’t know where to start. So I am going to make a list and open a poll so you, my dear readers, help me choose some dishes. J and I are hosting a Christmas party in a couple of weeks and I want to blow my guests away with some Mexican classics.

If you have any suggestions or questions about the dishes just ask away, I will do my research if I don’t know the answer :-p

Felices fiestas!


  • Felices Fiestas to you also!!!! Isn’t it great to be on holiday and celebration? I’m not a religious person either, but I love these days… the food, drinking, family, friends, bla. I would like to see that poll you mention. Have no idea about mexican traditional xmas food… Please enlighten me 😉
    I’ll have some traditional xmas food in my blog too.

  • I never cook on Christmas, last time I did, there are some traditional dishes mexican people prepare on those days, romeritos, bacalao(in my case a la vizcaina), so many things I remember from those dates, the traditional posadas(an excuse to have fun as well), as desert some tejocotes al almibar with cinnamon or ensalada nochebuena made with beets, peanuts, lettuce, orange and some more.

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