Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad!

(Classic sugar cookies)

traditional Portuguese Bread (some have baby jesus hidding in it ... similar to Panettone)

Merry Christmas!!! Feliz Navidad!!!

Last night I celebrated with my family Christmas!! We always celebrate on Christmas eve and stay up very late! We gather up and have dinner! We then eat more and more! Stuff ourselves with delightful sweets and we then play some games !
My family is very loud and we are always laughing!

Kids are running up and down anxiously waiting to open the gifts at midnight!
Throughout the night we eat a lot! From the traditional turkey to our traditional Latin sweets such as Flan and pan Dulce! For us Christmas is a time for family but also a time to remember the birth of our Lord. Contrary to some North American families we see each other quite often in the year for many other celebrations or sometimes Sunday dinners at my house with the grandparents... so for us this time of the year is much more than another family celebration but a time to be thankful for another year.

As you may see my family is quite big... Here you can see 3 generations of the Cerritos Family.
Happy Holidays!