New Mexico Xmas
The only holiday Mikey and I celebrate during this time of year is the solstice. However yesterday we were invited to the home of good friends for a very sweet family Xmas party. We thoroughly enjoyed it and noticed some of the ways that Christmas in New Mexico differs from New York. In New Mexico the century plants large stalk has replaced the Christmas pine tree. And pisoli has replace the ham dinner. Pisoli is made with hominy and traditionally with pork too. Hominy, as I understand it, is a tough corn product that people were able to grow off season in winter here in our area. It's very yummy and the century plant adds a whimsical bit of Dr. Seuss to the mix.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Friday, December 25, 2009