A Holiday to gather around the table!
History of Christmas dinner
The Christmas feast has its roots from before the Middle Ages, but it was during the Victorian period that the dinner we now associate with Christmas began to take shape. Mixes with meat began popularity and became the mince pies(mixture of fruit, spices, and meat) which we know today. The roast turkey also has its beginnings which is were the centrepiece of the Christmas dinner began, and turkey was added. The Victorians also transformed the idea of Christmas so that it became centred around the family. The preparation and eating of the feast, as well with decorations and gift giving, entertainments and parlour games - all were essential to the celebration of the festival and were to be shared by the whole family.
Menace - Christmas dinner (lyrics)
Christmas is the the time the year were you get together with you're family and enjoy the precious moments with you're loved ones. Especially for us Hispanics we have the best of both worlds, not only do we get to do holiday parties, but eat some of the delicious Mexican food. From pozole to none stop eating tamales.
Tamales are corn dough dumplings with a sweet or savoury filling. They are wrapped in corn husk or banana leaf and steamed. Tamales are a traditional Mexican food that are often prepared for special occasions, such as Christmas. You can use beef, pork or chicken,beans, cheese with jalapeno etc.
Mexican Pozole is a spicy soup filled with yummy things like tender pieces of pork, chile, onion and hominy. You can sprinkle chopped cilantro on top, a squeeze some lime and shredded cabbage for some crunch. It’s a deliciously filling meal and with a pot that is large, can graciously feed guests. It’s a holiday tradition that Hispanic families enjoy on Christmas Eve and Day.
Is a traditional Mexican soup that is made with beef stomach with a red chili pepper base. Usually, lime, chopped onions, and chopped cilantro are added, as well as crushed red chili peppers. Some people like to add fresh chopped cilantro as well.