International Holiday Dinners: Traditional Mexican Christmas Dinner

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Mexicans start their Christmas Celebration nine days before Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Eve, after the Christmas midnight Mass at a local church they celebrate with a festive dinner.

The Menu:

Noche Buena

Fresh Tropical Fruits & oranges & limes

Jicama, Beet, Banana and Peanut Salad

Pozole (pork or beef stew with hominy in red chili sauce)

Tamales

Atole with bunelos

Sweet Tamales

Mango, Jicama and Radish Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Recipe sources:

Pozole

http://www.bigoven.com/161300-Mexican-Pork-and-Hominy-Stew-%28Pozole%29-recipe.html

Tamales – a collection of authentic Mexican Tamale Recipes:

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/mexicantamalerecipes.htm

Atole

http://www.recipezaar.com/Mexican-Atole-112840

Bunelos

http://www.mexgrocer.com/502-bunuelos-bunuelos.html

Or

http://www.mex-recipes.com/mexican-dessert-recipe.html

Sweet Tamales with Raisins and Spices by Emeril Lagasse

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/sweet-tamales-with-raisins-and-spices-recipe/index.html

Mexican Culture: Christmas

http://www.facts-about-mexico.com/mexican-christmas.html

Mexican Christmas menu & recipes:

http://wanderinweeta.blogspot.com/2007/12/mexican-christmas-dinner-menu-and.html

This website has a large selection of Mexican recipes and Mexican food dictionary and is not to be missed.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/tamales.htm#Recipe%20Collection

Mexican Desserts

Mexican Christmas Cookies: Gallatas de Navidad

http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/2236-mexican-christmas-cookies-galletas-de-navidad

AND recipes like—Ancho Cinnamon Truffles and Avocado Ice-cream! Key Lime and Tequila Pie, Leche Quemada (Burnt Milk Fudge). Chipotle Brownies, Flans.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/mexicandessertrecipes.htm

Mexican cooking shop for spices, chilies, tools, cookbooks, baskets, tableware, Mexican crafts, games etc.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/cat_home.asp

All content on these pages are taken from the websites listed on these pages. Images from http://images.google.com/

Mexican Recipes at Amazon! Books are great gifts!

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