Once again, I begin with an apology for late posting. We've been so busy in The Spanish Wok Casa recently that it's been difficult to attend to all comments on time.
However, life is to be a little quieter around here until our next visitors arrive for Christmas. Oh dear, did I mention Christmas? I've not even got time to think about that one just yet :)
Enough of all that. No only are you eagerly waiting to hear November's theme for The Soup Kitchen Event you will no doubt have guessed it, or at least part of it, yes?
Guy Fawkes of course is the natural theme for November. An evening usually celebrated on the 5th of November, but of course these days, you can hear fireworks exploding way before and after the 5th!.
However, there is also another and very important celebration held in November too. This is in fact celebrated in more countries that you perhaps realise, called Dia de los Muertos, or Day of The Dead.
More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. Read more here......
It therefore seems only natural to celebrate them both so I have named the theme for November..........
"Awaken The Dead"
Well, let's face it, the fireworks going on for weeks will do that no trouble!!!
November 5th can be an extremely cold night and it's common both during and after watching firework displays to enjoy a steaming hot mug or bowl of soup to keep us warm.
What is your favourite soup for such a fun event? What soup will you be serving your family, friends and guests at your event? Perhaps you are going to a firework display and are planning a feast when you arrive back home, or even before you go. Come join our event and share your recipes for soups/stews etc with us. Maybe, you are preparing a Mexican Mole for Dia de los Muertos. Come share that too.
Pan or Bread is the perfect accompaniment to soups etc and that plays a big part in Dia de los Muertos too.
For further details of traditions and recipes to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, please see the links below.
Maybe you will be celebrating both this month, then please feel free to submit as many entries as you wish. Above all else, have fun and enjoy your celebrations but please be safe at firework events.
We look forward to receiving your delicious recipes and bread accompaniments too for "Awaken The Dead" theme from The Spanish Wok.
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November" and don't forget also that only entries submitted correctly will qualify for inclusion in the roundup to be posted after the 20th November. Please see here for full details.
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