Christmas morning began with buckwheat waffles and homemade rasberry-blueberry syrup. We ended the day with vegetarian green chile stew (this is the first year it has been vegetarian.) The first Christmas Adam and I spent alone was when we started making the green chile stew on Christmas Day. We wanted to be sure our traditions had a little New Mexican flare, and I don't have much experience making tamales.
Presents are wonderful, but I love the food at Christmas. I was so grateful to have two days to cook, eat and hang out with Adam and Sterling. We missed our families and spent quite a bit of time on the iPad with them. However this was the Christmas that Adam and I needed to rest and reconnect. We can't wait to plan our next trip to NM, next year after we have some sort of class schedule nailed down.