**¡Mi familia Bella! **
The first Christmas tradition in my home is to make the birth, that's what I take care of! Especially because my children always like to participate, as well as asking a lot of questions about it when they are young, and at that very moment we talk about the baby Jesus. Since they ask questions like: Mom, if the baby Jesus is here, how does he bring me gifts? If the child Jesus grew up and is who I see in the church on the cross, then who am I asking in the letter? ... And so many curiosities that I try to clarify by telling you with love that all magic happens when we work in good faith.
Por ello, en casa no falta el pesebre; para recrear ese maravilloso momento del nacimiento del niño Jesús!.
For this reason, the manger is not lacking at home; to recreate that wonderful moment of the birth of baby Jesus!
I have particularly titled my post: My father's speech; because when talking about the Christmas tradition in my home, it is the first thing I think about apart from the manger. Every December 31 after hearing the 12 chimes from my city radio station 103.9 fm in La Victoria, Aragua state; or it is the one that is most active at the moment, we eat the grapes or mandarin, make wishes and hug each other happily
Then we eat the spoonful of lentils, go out with the suitcase, put money in our pockets; at home we make a toast "without fail" because it is the right moment in which my father will say some words that you will never forget. Sometimes to call us to family unity, other times to progress, and other times to acceptance as brothers and to forgiveness
Ese es un instante, el cuál mis hermanos que se encuentran en Colombia extrañan mucho.
That is a moment, which my brothers who are in Colombia miss a lot.
Claro está! En mi hogar también se come rico en navidades!
Of course! In my home they also eat delicious at Christmas!
**¡Ensalada de gallina, pan de jamón y pernil! **
Without a doubt, the protagonist of the house, as well as in every Venezuelan table during Christmas, is the saca, as diverse as it is delicious. Everyone can prepare their stew as they wish. The story goes that it was found, was the dish prepared by slaves from leftover meat, dressings and other foods left by their homeowners.
Then, they cut their banana leaves, prepared them (pass them a little by candle, that is, half roast them, remove the central vein, cut them and roll them to assemble your batch, which then only remains to be cleaned), they joined their ingredients to make the respective stew and then to prepare a succulent Halca, stuffed and varied, as well as containing a special touch: ¨Love and desire to share the good night with the family
Por muchos años también ha sido costumbre preparar pernil y ensalada de gallina, pan de jamón y torta negra.
For many years it has also been customary to prepare leg and chicken salad, ham bread and black cake.
Two years ago, before two of my brothers left for Colombia, on December 24, we held a Hallacas competition; each one made their specialty: some were vegetarian, others were with pigs, and many others had turkey. And my father like every Colombian said! They give me a lot of potatoes and everything else!
**¡Mi padre y su frase: Diciembre sin Coca-Cola no es Diciembre! **
Last year we made a ham bread that was delicious, but we all agreed that we lacked something else in that flavor of bread; In addition, due to the circumstances that we live in our country regarding the shortage of domestic gas, we cooked the ham bread in a slightly small electric oven and the ends were joined. Hehe But it was delicious
This year, despite the fact that the circumstances in our country have not improved to a greater extent; Thanks to my hive income from last week I managed to buy some ingredients for the ham bread, although I have a few more things to buy, I know that I will be able to acquire them all.
In addition, I have been encouraged to read the recipe presented in hive by @filoriologo, I think I have discovered the secret of ham bread, that is, that flavor that we lacked last year, it seems to me that it is the jam that he mentions in his recipe. I do not know! but it has aroused my curiosity, and I am about to prepare it, to refine details and the result for the Christmas dinner is exquisite.
For now I say goodbye, but Christmas is just beginning, Thanks to the friends of @hispapro, for this beautiful initiative, I fully trust that each one of us will find that necessary motivation to thank God for this different year, which forced us to stay home, but in turn invited us to meet and explore our potential to get ahead.