Kevin, out for a hike in the beautiful country of Lesotho, Africa. Photo taken February 13, 2014.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lots of Christmas Cheer!

Most of the day yesterday was spent preparing for last night's big Christmas Eve feast. Here at Hacienda Contreras, we had all planned a potluck dinner for Christmas Eve, with everybody bringing a special dish or two. And what a feast we had!

The ladies all got together just after noon hour to prepare the tamales. Sal's sister Juana came over to help and instruct on the proper technique.

Juana making the tamale mixture.

The pork filling.

Spreading the corn mixture onto a husk.

And then adding the meat filling.

Ready for steaming!

These tamales are delicious and I'm happy that there's enough left over for lunch today!

Here's Niko guarding the food!

And lots of food there was!

Christmas is for kids, and we even have one here! Cassia and her mom Teresa enjoying the festivities.

Group photo.

Merry Christmas!!


  1. Great group Christmas photo, looks like a great time was had by all. Merry Christmas. Sam & Donna..

  2. Merry Christmas all! Who's the poor woman being blocked by my dad's hand? ha ha!

  3. That is Sue, and then Chris blocked me!!! But poor Sue is totally blocked. LOL

  4. Merry Christmas; looks like you had a great Christmas Eve celebration.

  5. Neat group shot - Merry Christmas!

  6. Fantastic you had so many to share Xmas Eve with. The tamales sound yummy and what a great spread! Thanks for following our blog and we look forward to following your future travels.


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