We have some Canadian friends over who wanted to escape a cold family Christmas dinner (but they aren’t referring to the outside temperature apparently) and we are pretty sure the situation will be different in sunny Mexico. Since the world didn’t end last week, we had to get everything done at the last moment. I never really figured out what a typical Mexican Christmas entails; since the world was going to end, it seemed redundant. Also the Canadian friends ‘volunteered’ to cook the dinner, so I figured that is foreign enough for me.
In preparation for Xmas, we did get a tree and colored lights ahead of time. A little tacky maybe, but since it is my first tree ever, I think it’s beautiful. We got some Mexican tin ornaments from Oaxaca when we were there a few weeks ago and they look lovely in my forever lasting tree.
While we were showing our friends to the old city market, I figured the best way to get to know it, is to buy things there. So we bought each other Christmas gifts under 100 pesos (US$ 9) and it is amazing what you can get for 100 pesos (more on that in another blog; after unwrapping the presents).
Right now, the most important thing on our minds is whether the turkey will defrost in time or whether we should plan X-mas dinner on Wednesday. Xmas-dinner actually is going to be lunch, and will consist of a stuffed turkey and lots of veggies and a ready-made pumpkin pie with whipped cream. I had to understand that we don’t believe in homemade pie. The ham won’t be making it to dinner (in one piece); he’s been consumed mostly already, simply because it was a really good one. There is no point in getting another one either, because we will be on the move from Wednesday on-wards.
So, all that is left to do, is to wish you all a Feliz Navidad.
Can I have some eggnog now?