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    Christmas Traditions

    PaulaG
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:43 pm
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    Hello everyone. I recently relocated to TN from the great southwest. I lived in El Paso, TX for 19 years. This will be the first Christmas in our new home and a whole lot of new traditions.

    For the past several years we always headed east to be with our children and grandchildren. This will be the first year in our new home and the family will be headed our way this year.

    Tamales were also on tap for the holidays. General before we headed east we shared tamales with family and friends. Every tried to find tamales in TN. Not a one. I checked at 2 of the Mexican restaurants in the area. Both had people that they thought might make and promised to call. Well as of yet nothing. I may try my hand but it will be after Christmas as time is running short.

    Christmas Eve will still have a flair of the southwest. I am planning to make:

    Crock Pot Posole for the main course and have Velveeta and Rotel Queso with tostados. Dessert may well be Creamy Caramel Flan. I just haven't decided yet. Anyone want to help me complete the meal?
    Debbwl
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:34 pm
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    Hi Paula,

    How fun to get to show off your new home in a holiday setting.

    I was thinking a Christmas Eve Salad would be a nice festive side and would also look very pretty on your table.

    Here are three from this site: Ensalada De Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad) 111699, Ensalada De Noche Buena - Christmas Eve Salad 132792 and Christmas Eve Salad - Ensalada De Noche Buena 161534 or you could take the basic southwest look and flavor and twist it to what you can fine locally.
    PaulaG
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:05 pm
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    Ohhhh, the salad sounds wonderful. Might be the perfect addition to finish out Christmas Eve.
    Debbwl
    Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:25 pm
    Forum Host
    So glad I could help.

    Happy Holidays!
    PaulaG
    Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:21 pm
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    Have a happy holiday as well.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:08 am
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    Great post Paula!


    Here's an idea! Why not start a new tradition and plan to make them WITH the family?

    Here is an excellent demo that may help

    Making Tamales


    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    PaulaG
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:52 pm
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    Great suggestion. You can make them and send me 3 or 4 dozen. MI'llmeven spring for postage. icon_lol.gif
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