Sunday, October 25, 2015

Nestle Dia de los Muertos 2015 Event

***Disclosure-This is a compensated post.  All opinions stated are my based on my personal experience.

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a traditional Hispanic/Latino holiday to celebrate those who have left our lives and are no longer amongst the living.  There are flowers, sugar skulls, candles, frames, colorful decorations, and lots of food.

It is celebrated on November 1st, All Saints Day and 2nd, All Souls Day.  A celebration of the continuum of life.  Altars are set up.  Favorite foods of the departed are served along with Pan de Muerto, tamales, atole, mole, and so much more.

 Death has always been a scary topic for me.  I try not to deal with it.  I do not do well talking about it and it has been taboo.  But I don't want my kids to grow up feeling this way.  Dia de los Muertos is a part of our heritage and it is a good way to help get over the taboo-fear of death.  A party, a Fiesta, a celebration!

Nestle hosts a Dia de los Muertos event at local Fiestas that includes face painting, free samples, coupons, and recipes to help you plan your celebrations.
We are in Fall and the temperatures are falling.  This day it was rainy.  That yummy Nescafe that was being served hit the spot to warm me up.  Another one of my favorites to warm me up is Nestle Abuelita Chocolate.

Here is a recipe for Spicy Hot Chocolate:

2 cups of 2% milk
1/2 tablet Nestle Abuelita
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

*cook's tip-sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if desired


Heat milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add Abuelita Chocolate; cook, stirring frequently with a whisk, for 5 to 7 minutes or until chocolate is dissolved.  Stir in cayenne and cloves; let stand for 1 minute.  Using a whisk or hand blender, whisk mixture until frothy.  Serve hot.

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1 comment:

A.M. said...

I used to be so scared of the topic of death before I learned about Dia De Los Muertos. I want to also teach my children in the same way. That is so awesome that Fiesta does this. I should look into it in my area. Thanks for sharing!