At school this month my daughter has been learning about different traditions around the world this time of year.
She’s learned a lot and I’ll admit, so have I.
Did you know about Las Posadas (translated in English as “the inns”)?
Las Posadas is a 9-day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph and their search of a safe place, or “inn,” to stay before the birth of Jesus.
From December 16-24 each year, friends, families and neighbors participate as “innkeepers” and host a Posada at a different home each night. The evening’s host family provides traditional Las Posadas food—an essential element to the festivities.
Food is always a key element and so I’m sharing an Easy Mexican Appetizer that anyone can make this holiday season that will impress!
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Now it’s time to share what may be the easiest appetizer I know to make.
It has a tradition in my family as this was one my mom always made for holiday gatherings and parties. I hadn’t made this in years and it feels like home. It’s perfect for the holiday season too with the colors!
- 1 jar Red Salsa (I use HERDEZ Salsa Casera)
- 1 brick Cream Cheese
- Tortilla Chips
- In small serving dish, place a chilled brick of Cream Cheese.
- Pour Salsa over the Cream Cheese.
- Serve and Garnish with Tortilla Chips.
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This couldn’t be easier and is bound to impress guests or your host! My 8 year old just tried it for the first time and I’ll say between her and her Daddy, it’s all gone!
What’s a favorite easy Mexican appetizer that you have made or tried?