Christmas is all about the food, or is it? For me it is the family and then the food. We missed both family and friends for Christmas, but since we couldn’t spend Christmas with our family, we decided to make new friends and make this post all about the food.
After getting in contact with some other travelers on Facebook (The PanAmerican Association), we drove to Camping Ser 30 minutes outside Bariloche. Meet the other couples from the United States (Camille and Ryan, Jordan and Forest, Taisa and Ernesto, Jenna and Josh) and one couple from Australia. This was how Christmas Eve ended – in taking several group photos
Back to the beginning of Christmas Eve. When we got to the campground the others had just started the BBQ/parilla. With one piece of meat leadig to the next piece of meat.
Grilled intestines by Forest (these were better than the ones we had on Galapagos)
Camille made an awesome pizza over the fire with meat and cheese
I made fresh baked buns as a side for meat
We all added to the Christmas dinner, and shared the food when it was done
The other travelers invited us to join their Christmas game. Everyone brings one present (we found a few things in our van and wrapped it), and everyone ends up with a present in the end. (1) everybody draws a number, (2) the person, who gets number 1, get to pick the present from the table and unwrap it, now everybody can se what it is, (3) the person with number two get to pick a present from the table and unwrap it or the person can choose the steel a present that has already been opened, the one the first person unwrapped, (4) the person with number three get to pick a present from the table and unwrap it or the person can choose the steel a present that has already been opened, if a person choose to steel a present, the person who lost the present get to pick a new present from the table and unwrap it. (5) a present can only be stolen twice! The person with the highest number get to steel a present or take the last present from the table, if the person steels a present, the person who lost the present, get the last present on the table. END OF GAME.
For dessert we had chocolate balls – loved them (if you want the recipe, just make a comment)
The evening ended with celebrating Christmas together with all the other guests staying at the campground. The campground host, Anna gave us all a Christmas present
Thank you, Anna
You all made our Christmas great and memorable – we could not a wished for at better Christmas without our families. Thank you guys – you are amazing. This way of spending Christmas was very different compared to how we spend Christmas in Denmark, so on the 25th of December we made “risengrød” (a rice porridge made with milk). In Denmark you make it on the 23rd of December, let it cool down, and on the 24th you mix it with chopped almonds and whipped cream. It is served with hot cherry sauce on top. Well we only made the “risengrød”, which is served with a chunk of butter in the middle and drizzled with cinnamon and sugar. First you get the mixture to a boil and them you wrap it of 1 hour to 1,5 hour in your bed, where it has to stay nice and warm (over 65 Celsius)
We enjoyed every bit of it, and so did the other travelers. A few had had it before in Germany. After all this food we need to go for a walk. So on the 26th of December we hiked from Camping Ser to Leguna Negra. More about the hike in the next post.