Seriously? I haven’t even finished all of the cranberry orange relish and I’m already thinking about what to eat at Christmas and Hanukkah? (They overlap this year.)
Last week I wrote about Thanksgiving cocktails, including gluhwein. Did you try it? Here's a picture of me, freezing, clutching a hot mug of mulled wine somewhere in Vienna a few years ago. Seriously, try this recipe.
If beer is more your thing, check out this beer and cheese pairing class on Dec. 6 from Rowley Farmhouse Ales and Cheesemongers of Santa Fe. You can taste 10 cheeses paired with 8 beers and ciders through six courses. Brewmaster John Rowley and cheesemonger Sascha Guinn Anderson will walk you through it for $35. Starts at 6 pm.
Got family coming into town for the holidays? Want to get them out of the house for a while? Have a look at the schedule of cooking classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. The Traditional New Mexican Christmas class ($85, offered Dec. 10 and Dec. 24) gives a great overview of Santa Fe classics of tamales and red chile, posole, calabacitas and biscochitos. There are tons of other classes, especially the last two weeks of the month.
Las Cosas Cooking School also has an incredible prime rib class ($90, Dec. 10) and a high-altitude baking class I probably need to take ($90, Dec. 9). See more about those here.
Looking at the December calendar, here are a few things for you to jot down now: Christmas at the Palace is 5:30-8 pm Friday, Dec. 9. Head down to the Palace of the Governors for hot cider and cookies, music and activities for the kids, plus Santa and Mrs. Claus. (I'm not saying I'd bring a small flask of something in order to spike my cider because that would not be a thing I'd say I'd do.)
And Las Posadas is 5:30-7 pm Sunday, Dec. 11. Even if you're not into the Spanish history or the religious meaning of the thing, it involves more cookies and cider in the museum courtyard. Bundle up the kids and get out there. (See above re: flask.)
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