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FC: By Ethan H, Madison M,Catherine W, Grant B. | 2011 | Christmas in Spain

1: Christmas in España

2: Lomo saltado recipe Ingredients Beef tenderloin -- 1 1/2 pounds Oil -- 3 tablespoons Red onion, thinly sliced -- 1 Garlic, minced -- 2 or 3 cloves Ajís amarillos or other chile peppers, seeded and cut into strips -- 2 or 3 Roma tomatoes, seeded and cut into strips-- 3 Soy sauce -- 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar -- 3 tablespoons Salt and pepper -- to taste French fries, freshly cooked -- 1 pound Hot cooked rice -- about 6 cups Method 1. Cut the beef against the grain into strips about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Get all of your ingredients ready and close at hand. Prepare the French fries and rice and keep hot. 2. Heat the oil over high flame in a large pot or wok until it shimmers. Add the beef and stir fry until it is just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. 3. Add more oil to the pot or wok if needed and return it to high heat. Add the onion, peppers and garlic and stir fry until the onion is cooked through, but still a little crunchy, 2 to 3 minutes. 4. Add the tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir fry for about 1 minute more. Return the beef to the pot or wok, along with the French fries and toss everything together to heat through and mingle the flavors. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 5. Place a big scoop of rice on each diner's plate and serve the lomo saltado over the rice.

3: Method 1. Cut the beef against the grain into strips about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Get all of your ingredients ready and close at hand. Prepare the French fries and rice and keep hot. 2. Heat the oil over high flame in a large pot or wok until it shimmers. Add the beef and stir fry until it is just cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. 3. Add more oil to the pot or wok if needed and return it to high heat. Add the onion, peppers and garlic and stir fry until the onion is cooked through, but still a little crunchy, 2 to 3 minutes. 4. Add the tomatoes, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir fry for about 1 minute more. Return the beef to the pot or wok, along with the French fries and toss everything together to heat through and mingle the flavors. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. 5. Place a big scoop of rice on each diner's plate and serve the lomo saltado over the rice.

4: = | Tamales Ingredients Tamale Filling: 1 1/4 pounds pork loin 1 large onion, halved 1 clove garlic 4 dried California chile pods 2 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Tamale Dough: 2 cups masa harina 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup lard 1 (8 ounce) package dried corn husks 1 cup sour cream

5: Directions 1. Place pork into a Dutch oven with onion and garlic, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until the meat is cooked through, about 2 hours. 2. Use rubber gloves to remove stems and seeds from the chile pods. Place chiles in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, then remove from heat to cool. Transfer the chiles and water to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture, stir in salt, and set aside. Shred the cooked meat and mix in one cup of the chile sauce. 3. Soak the corn husks in a bowl of warm water. In a large bowl, beat the lard with a tablespoon of the broth until fluffy. Combine the masa harina, baking powder and salt; stir into the lard mixture, adding more broth as necessary to form a spongy dough. 4. Spread the dough out over the corn husks to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of the meat filling into the center. Fold the sides of the husks in toward the center and place in a steamer. Steam for 1 hour. 5. Remove tamales from husks and drizzle remaining chile sauce over. Top with sour cream. For a creamy sauce, mix sour cream into the chile sauce.

6: ETHAN'S CHRISTMAS Every Christmas eve my family and i go to my grandparents house and meet the whole family there and have a party. On Christmas day we open our presents in the morning. Later in the day around dinner all of our freinds and family come to our house for dinner.

9: Most people in Spain go to Midnight Mass or 'La Misa Del Gallo' (The Mass of the Rooster). It is called this because a rooster is supposed to have crowed the night that Jesus was born. Most families eat their main Christmas meal on Christmas Eve before the service. The traditional Spanish Christmas dinner is 'Pavo Trufado de Navidad' which is Turkey stuffed with truffles (the mushrooms not the chocolate ones!) In Galicia (a region in north-west Spain, surrounded by water) the most popular meal for Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day is seafood. This can all kinds of different seafood, from shellfish and mollusk, to lobster and small edible crabs.

11: Christmas traditions in Spain. | Christmas is a deeply religious holiday in Spain. The country's patron saint is the Virgin Mary and the Christmas season officially begins December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is celebrated each year in front of the great Gothic cathedral in Seville with a ceremony called los Seises or the "dance of six." Oddly, the elaborate ritual dance is now performed by not six but ten elaborately costumed boys. It is a series of precise movements and gestures and is said to be quite moving and beautiful.

12: All I want for Christmas is ... | Christmas trees and handmade decorations, as well as the Nativity scene are familiar sights. Although these traditions are common in many countries, there are some aspects of the Christmas holiday which are unique to España. On Christmas Eve, tiny lamps are lit in the windows throughout the villages, representing the stars in the Christmas Eve sky. some of España's christmas songs are Campana Sobre Campana, Los Peces En El Río, Ay Del Chiquirritín, Ande Ande Ande La Marimorena and Canta Ríe Bebe

15: My Christmas Traditions are, my grandma spends the night at my house Christmas Eve, and on Christmas morning, all of my cousins come over in their pajamas and then we all get ready to go out for Christmas dinner. At my house we open presents and we have this thing called "Secret Santa" and we each draw a name from a hat at Thanksgiving and we buy those people presents.

17: Madison's Christmas Traditions Some of my Christmas traditions include opening one present on Christmas Eve. Also, after we open our presents on Christmas we go to church in honor of our savior Jesus. We also have a sugar cookie day where the family comes over and we decorate sugar cookies.

18: Grant's Christmas Traditions On Christmas Eve, I eat dinner and open one present. I open the rest on Christmas day.

20: URLs | http://www.whats4eats.com/meats/lomo-saltado-recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/real-homemade-tamales/

21: happy holidays!

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