Noche Buena

One of our family traditions for Christmas Eve is picking a country or region, and planning a meal from that country.

This year, we had a Latin American feast.

Here is this year's menu.

Special thanks to Inland Empire Girl for taking all the pictures.  I was too busy cooking to snap some pics.

Appetizer:  Peruvian Spicy Hot Beef Kabobs

Here I am assembling the Kabobs

Next was Guatemalan Chicken With Pineapple
Pollo En Pina

Here is Kiki Aru showing off the chicken dish that IEG made.

For the salad course, we had Peruvian Potato Salad
Papas a la Huancaina

Mom made  this delicious salad.

I made Paraguayan Corn Bread.
Sopa Paraguay.

Our vegetable was Greens with Bacon from Brazil
Couve a Mineira

(Sorry, no picture)

Our made dish was Stuffed Rolled Steak from Argentina

Carne Rellena

And to top it all off, dessert was Peruvian Carmel Sauce With Fruit and Guatemalan Banana Bread.
Natillas Pluranas and Pao de Banano

Joining our family for dinner was Mom, IEG, JEJ and our friend RG.

After dinner, we sang "O Come, O Come Emmanuel/Emmanuel" for our guests.

After the Candlelight Christmas Eve service at church, it was time to watch
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", (an early Christmas present they opened)
and enjoy a roaring fire.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

1 comment:

Nita Jo said...

Oh, that sounds like a wonderful evening. I love the creativity of your menu! Now I'm so hungry! Time to make myself a "big" salad.

Looking forward to that long chat one of these days... love you!