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Friday, December 18, 2009

Whatcha been doin'?

Well..I've been a busy Puertorican.
I've been decorating....will be done by tomorrow. WHOO HOO!!

Went to Holiday shows.Check out the boys and their guitars.
Mr. Elijah playing his guitar. Honestly...(not because he's my son) but the whole group did an amazing job). This is my kid's first year in guitar class...I am so proud of him!!!!
Making cute Snowman projects with my niece and nephew...sorry Caleb...covered your face...hee,hee,hee.
Puertorican pasteles anyone? I have been Delivering these babies all over town for my mom....that is the extent of my participation in this VERY CHRISTMAS TRADITION in our culture. Pasteles are very work intensive and not everyone knows how to do them. My mother has been teaching the grandchildren the family recipe. Jacqueline is pretty good. She definitely enjoys it!!!
I love my mom's hands. They show the many years of caring, working and nurturing.
Mom's pasteles are pretty well known. She has been making them for years and sells them during the Holiday Season.
Here is the finished product...well not have to cook these babies in water and salt at least for an hour before consuming them....YYUMMMOOOO!!!
I have a great busy weekend filled with lots of fun stuff to do. I will try to post soon.


Haberdawoman said...

What a blessing it is to have your mom around to teach your daughter such an important tradition. Every day I pray that the Lord give my mom, mom in law and grandma in law health so that they can be around to teach our daughters about their heritage and all those little things that they only know how to do. Just in case I get super busy since the girls are now out of school for the next 2 weeks, I want to wish you and your family a FELIZ NAVIDAD and a Happy New Year and may the coming year continue to bless you all with health, love and joy! And I pray that your father in law continues to get better as each day goes by.
(((((BIG hugs)))))

Margie said...

Aw, super cool post. You're just the bomb diggity. Sorry I couldn't make it to Elijah's show:( He looks so cute. Anyways, just wanted to say that I love you. MUAH!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

u have been busy!!!! great photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Marlene said...

OMG Puertorican pasteles, the best and you are right not everyone can make them. Love you mom's hands on the pic next to your little girl, such a great tradition to pass on. Love your son in his Christmas hat.
Next week I get my pasteles from my next door neightboors, from Rio Piedra. How lucky is this Cuban girl! MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Ady said...

Those pasteles are yummy we have been enjoying our alcapurias (i probably butchered the spelling) but they are delish... I can't wait till Christmas. I love you mutto girl...

Maritza said...

SWEET. Some of my greatest memories back when all was good, was when my mom, dad and the girls would have an assembly line to make pasteles. Mami would make extra meat so we could pick at. mmmmm. love the pics. you have an awesome family.

Vanessa, Florida, USA said...

these look so delish!!! love me some pasteles :) Merry Christmas! It was great seeing you this weekend!!! Hugs!

Dayami said...

Beautiful pics, mi amiguita!!!!
Loving Jackelyn and the grandma cooking special!!!!
Wishing you happiness & health on 2010. May God bring you nothing but the best.
Hugs :)
ps put a picture of Mia's (finished) tree on my blog, go see it :)