Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican celebration over the next two days, which honors those that have passed. I happen to think this is a very special way to reflect and appreciate those who were in ours lives and no longer with us, whether you have any Mexican heritage or not. As Covid 19 numbers begin to rise again across the world, there are many people who have lost loved ones from this virus, as well as those who have died from other ailments. This year, I lost my step-dad, who was a kind and loving man, and had been in my life since I was 10 years old. My grandson had to do a project in his Spanish class this week on Dia de Los Muertos, and he chose his Poppy (my step-dad), and created a diorama and book report. It got me thinking about all the fun things we did as a family, and how many wonderful meals we all shared together, and how my step-dad always appreciated my cooking.
So, today whether you celebrate Dia de Los Muertos or not, I’m sure there is someone in your life who you have lost, and want to take the time to celebrate. Here’s a list of some spectacular Mexican recipes that are near and dear to my heart, and will help make this special remembrance day, even more special. I encourage you all to take the time and honor those who you have lost, and remember what they brought to your life.