A Few Of My Favorite Things continues this week with:
Being a military family has given me the privilige to experience a world of cultures. One of the many blessings of having friends from around the globe is the treasure of being invited into their homes to experience something new.
Recently I was invited to make a Venezuelan dish called Hallacas. Similar to Mexican tamale this one is filled with a stew, along with boiled egg, onions, peppers, olives, and capers. Wrapped in banana leaves it’s like a little present of yumminess (it’s even tied with a bow!)
It was such a treat to spend time with these wonderful ladies from Venezuela, Chile, Columbia, Honduras, and of course, the U.S. and learn about their traditions (all while I practiced my Spanish listening skills).
As I get ready to move from Egypt, I’m sad to leave such a sweet community of friends but I know that they will always have a special place in my heart as I think about all that they have shared with me. Muchas gracias mi amigas. Dios los bendiga a ustedes ya sus familias.
Do you have a special holiday tradition in your family? Have you ever been a part of another cultures holiday tradition? Share with me your favorite tradition and you will be entered into this month’s A Few Of My Favorite Things giveaway.