Admittedly, I’m not in much of a festive mood this year, but the scent of my mom’s dulce de leche and my grandma’s atol have warmed me up considerably. For those of you wondering what I mean by atol, it’s a sort of Cuban corn pudding, not the corn drink of the same name that is found in around other parts of Latin America. The dulce de leche that my mom makes is also different from the caramel most people may be thinking of, this is a crumbly milk and yogurt based desert that more closely resembles a sweet, caramel-brown cottage cheese. It’s hard to describe but they both taste wonderful.
And here is Didymus getting into the holiday spirit with his little box of glowing Christmas cheer. Don’t mind the mess around him, things are bound to get a bit messy around here.