When winter hits, something ignites within me, there’s a part of my soul that just loves the holiday season, especially the Las Posadas holiday tradition that has become so special to me throughout the years.
The re-enactment of such an important part of our culture and history brings me to a state of nostalgia like nothing else can, especially memories of my brother and I–adorned in whatever we could find as costumes–acting out scenes given to us by our grandparents, which normally included asking for shelter and singing. We often went off-script, but the message was still the same, tradition. Of course, it wouldn’t be Las Posadas without lots and lots of food and while most of the best dishes (tamales, anyone?) take quite a while to prepare, we’ve been having this simple appetizer to hold us over for as long as I can remember, this time featuring HERDEZ® Salsa Casera.
Easy Holiday Recipe: Cream Cheese Salsa Dip
My favorite thing about this dip is everyone likes it, and I do mean everyone. There’s always a few kids who don’t like the plain (AKA “too spicy”) salsa when out with chips…okay, fine, those are my kids. For some reason their tongues have not yet matured to the point of enjoying a little kick…the kick I live for every single day.
I’m not alone in thinking food can never be spicy enough, right?
This dip smooths things out for sensitive tongues and provides a little sophistication for those of us who are in love with all the food laid out at family get-togethers. Plus, it is one of the simplest ingredients lists you’ll ever see.
- 16oz Jar of HERDEZ® Salsa Casera, or change it up and use HERDEZ® Salsa Verde
- 6oz cream cheese (I prefer to use whipped, but it ends up just the same if it isn’t)
1) Combine cream cheese and HERDEZ® Salsa Casera into your choice of blender/food processor, blend well until mixture is smooth.
2) Serve immediately with tortilla chips (bonus points if homemade), refrigerate leftovers as you’ll be craving it tomorrow I promise you.
It is so easy and a family favorite for everybody I’ve ever spoken to about it.
HERDEZ® Instagram Contest, Your Chance to Win
Holiday times bring family and friends together to enjoy food and celebrations, the HERDEZ® brand is holding a photo contest on Instagram. The Share in the Magic of #MisPosadas contest runs from December 7th – January 6th.
Each week, a “fill in the blank” question relevant to the holiday will be posted for fan to answer with a photo. Three top winners will be selected as well as honorable mentions.
Prizes are as follows:
- Grand Prize: Dinner prepared by a personal chef for up to 4 people in your very own home!
- 2nd Place: $250 Gift Basket
- 3rd Place: $200 Gift Basket
- Honorable Mention: Custom T-shirts
To enter, submit a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #MisPosadas to answer the weekly “fill in the blank” question. That’s right, weekly, so be sure to check back frequently…set that alarm on your phone! Check the HERDEZ® Instagram page for the weekly “fill in the blank” question.
Keep Tradition Alive with Holiday Recipes
Keeping traditions alive and well for my children is so important to me. One of the ways I love to pass along amazing memories is through food, just as my mother and grandmother did for me…each in their own special way. Food has always held a magical power to keep bonds tight and families close.
Such an important part of the holiday season.
The HERDEZ® Brand cares about authenticity in both food and culture. In honor of the authentic holiday, Las Posadas, the HERDEZ® Brand will celebrate this holiday season and how food and traditions brings family and friends together.