Just like when I was growing up, our family has many Christmas traditions. That’s what makes Christmas Christmas, after all!
One of my favourite traditions is our Christmas cooking – that comes along TODAY ! We cook a number of sweet Christmas goodies – today it’s almond bark, sugared walnuts, chocolate truffles and peanut brittle.
After they are cooked, we divide them up and put them into pretty cellophane bags. Why, you ask? Well, also part of the tradition is to take Christmas bags of homemade goodies around to our friends in the village. In addition to the sweeties, each person receives a bottle of cava and a bottle of our own olive oil, plus this year, some Lujos goodies!
Bags go to: Kenton’s mother, our English friends Jenny and Suzanne, and our Spanish friends Manuel, Maria, Juanjo, and another Manuel. I think the Spanish are rather confused when we do this (adults do not give each other gifts for Christmas here), but I think after 6 years of us doing this, they rather like it!