Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Storybook Christmas Eve - Noche Buena!

About 3 years ago I was commenting to my husband that I wanted a tradition for us! 

Since his family had Noche Buena and my family does Christmas morning breakfast. We created Christmas Eve Brunch. 

Each year Chris and I make festive foods (different each year), we drink coffee, open gifts and watch It's a Wonderful Life.

We combined my traditional Christmas breakfast and my husbands most favorite Christmas movie into our own celebration. 

This years menu: 
- snowman cheese sticks 
- tuna stuffed cucumbers
- fruit 
- monkey bread 
- vegetables and hummus
- chicken and broccoli stuffed croissants 

After the festivities we took a glorious 2 hour nap then made our way over to Chris' parents for the traditional Cuban Christmas Eve dinner. 

The Menu: 
- pork 
- yuca
- congri (rice and beans mixed) 
- plantains
- conquito (Puerto Rican Egg Nog)

Little lady enjoyed open the presents and playing with all her new toys (okay, really she wanted to eat that candy cane)  

Later this evening we will join some friends at their church for a midnight Church Service. 

I trust all are having a beautiful Christmas!

Question: what do you eat on Christmas or Christmas Eve? 
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