Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Little Christmas Cooking

Gentle Friends, so I've been super busy this year, with almost 10 days less to get things done it seems that I've been running around like a chicken with its head off!!  I had some plans in place ( or in my mind) a month ago so it's managed madness!!  As in years past, I like to make treats for family and friends near and far and this year is no different... I chose to whip up a few things... 

.. some delicious Mexican Wedding Cookies, I switched out the more traditional pecans for walnuts... because I am also making...


... pralines and I didn't want to replicate the same nut.  This is one of my favourite candies and it's a recipe I've tweaked from about six different places to come up with what I think is a super candy treat!!
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Of course, I have been thinking about Christmas dinner for a while and in years past I've made prime rib, Beef Wellington, standing rib roast and so on.... so this year I thought I'd look to Rico's family for inspiration.   I've landed on making tamales with carnitas... so we'll be giving a nod to his heritage this year and having friends over to enjoy !!  

Last night on the way home we hit a store in the Mission to pick up the supplies. I'm glad we did, as I was hit with almost empty shelves.  Tamales are very traditional for Christmas in Latino homes and I am really glad we stopped.... if I had waited any longer it might have been impossible to get what I needed!!    I've narrowed the list for the Christmas cake but haven't yet nailed it down... I'll keep you posted!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

8 comments:

  1. Oh nice! I call them Mexican Wedding cookies too and have an order to make 2 dozen on the 24th. Although I'm not Hispanic, it's a tradition here in Arizona and in my home to have tamales for Christmas. I buy them from a local shop and split them up amongst myself, my daughter and two brothers. And pralines.....ooooh!

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  2. The Mexican cookies look like the Greek cookies kourabiedes. AriadnefromGreece!

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  3. Wow! The pralines look amazing, and the tamales sound yummy!

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  4. I thought they were pfeffernusse at first....In any language, I bet they are scrumptious.. Have fun making the tamales....

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  5. Dearest Edgar: I could eat tamales every meal.
    Your candy and cookies look wonderful.

    Merry Christmas
    Catherine

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  6. Your treats look wonderful. You brought back a fun memory. My Dad worked on the railroad with several men from Mexico. One Christmas Eve they invited him to come to their homes for tamales . They knew Dad loved them. Mom was not too happy when he got home about 2 hours later than she expected him! But he had such a memorable Christmas Eve!

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  7. All looks yummy...Mexican wedding cookies are a favorite. And I love tamales...too chicken to try and make them. Would love it if you could share your praline recipe...Yummy again.

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