Los Dias de Los Muertos

On a whim, I decided that we would celebrate Dias de Los Muertos this year.  We didn’t go all out with all the altars, decorations and foods.  We couldn’t go to the graves of our loved ones because we live all the way on the other side of the country.  We kept it simple and made sugar skulls and drank atole.

Here’s our sugar skulls, fresh out of the molds:

Here they are, all decorated:

They were very simple to make, and a lot of fun, just time consuming.  The more brightly colored and lavishly decorated, the better, so you can really let loose with the creativity.

Atole happens to be one of my favorite drinks. 

We’re listening to Mexican folk songs during lunch.


More Mac and Cheese, please!


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  • My teenage son is doing a project on Day of the Dead for Spanish class. We’ve been doing research and will be making the skull treats. Do you have a recipe that you could share?

  • Hi! I enjoyed reading how you celebrated Los Dias de los Muertos. I blogged on this as well since we live in South America and it’s a huge holiday here. Because I was on the same subject I linked to your post here. I hope you don’t mind. If you do please let me know.

    I like the new look of your blog.


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