Merry Christmas Eve
I just love Christmas Eve! For 27 years, I have gifted my children an ornament with their names and the year, a new set of pajamas, a book based on their current interests, and chocolates from around the world.
This year, my two older children are not receiving the traditional ornaments from mom (they used to be from gramma, but I took over the tradition as she got older), because they are now in relationships with who they will spend the rest of their lives. Bittersweet... Those ornaments will be chosen by the couples. This year's ornaments will be placed on the tree on Christmas Eve.
We make homemade biscochos, empanadas, ponche de frutas, champurrado, and tamales. Every Christmas Eve, the older kids (now accompanied with their betrothed) go on a hunt for the best tamales. When they return, we have an incredible afternoon and evening of games, gifts, and great food!