Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day of the Dead


I don't really believe that the Mexican Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is related to Hallowe'en but I could be wrong.  Anyhow, it's a really neat holiday.  Rather than give a detailed explanation, just Google it and there's a gadzillion sites dedicated to it.  I am quite disappointed though, we have a fairly large Hispanic/Latino population here and I haven't seen any signs of celebrating, even in the Mexican restaurants.  Probably because it is dedicated to honoring ancestry and that would be a more personal thing.  I bought some chocolate moulds and made some white chocolate bars and pops.  The darker ones are made from Nestle white chocolate and the lighter ones are made from Ghiradelli.  I personally like the Nestle better, for some reason it worked better. Anyhow, I merrily put my moulds in the dishwasher after I was done and will be visiting http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/ for new ones since I melted mine. 

&$^%#@!!! Bad Mr. Macabre! Bad Bad Bad!!!  Handwashing good, dishwasher bad, at least for my candy moulds.

2 comments:

Old Fashion Halloween said...

Lovely. I use the molds to make ornaments with good old plaster of paris. Clip the ends off a paper clip and plunk it in to make a hanger before it sets up. When that other holiday roles around its skulls a plenty for the tree. :0 )

Mr.Macabre said...

I honestly hadn't thought of that. Brilliant, I might have a reason to decorate a Christmas tree this year. Thank you for that wonderful inspiration!