My Momma is coming! She is coming! Time to deck the halls and get everything ready for her arrival. We are already planning sleeping arrangements: she will sleep in little NyNy's room and NyNy will come to our bed (like she does every night, lol), and my brother will share bedroom with Wonderboy.
She is arriving Christmas eve and as such I have the motherload of preparing Christmas eve dinner (my Mexican roots) tell me I have to celebrate Christmas eve with a huge dinner and then a party at night. I like to open presents at midnight so we are going to let the kiddos take a nap and then at midnight we open presents and keep the celebration going.
We are all very excited! The children keep saying that Abuelita will be here for Christmas and asking if Christmas is already here.
My tentative menu for Christmas eve dinner:
Tamales: must be cooked the day before
Pozole: must be cooked 1.5 days before
Bunuelos: must be prepared same day and cooked about 30 minutes before consumption
Apple pie and mud pie: must be prepapred day before
Drink: I am drawing a blank on this one. I would like a warm cider (non-alcoholic) with lots of fruits but the recipe is not coming to mind. I would like something similar to a Mexican drink I used to have as a child but I don't recall the name.
A little something I worked on yesterday to decorate our Christmas tree: the Itty Bitty Mitts. The pattern is loom knitted using a bulky weight yarn and the Flower Loom (12 peg large gauge loom).
The Itty Bitty Mitt pattern is available for download. Hope you are able to use this pattern to decorate or make someone's life a little brighter.
PS: if you download the pattern, please drop me a note below on the comments section. Although I did my best to have the pattern error-free, I do have two kids and a very forgetful mind, so in case there is anything wrong with it, I can always drop you a note and alert you to the updated pattern.