Foodies! I have been running around this entire week for Thanksgiving that when I get a moment to blog, I’m too tired! Anywho, this Foodie post has to revolve around Thanksgiving because that is the ultimate Foodie holiday.
This year I was so excited because I was going to help my grandmother with Thanksgiving dinner and provide my own dishes to the mix. By the end of the night on Thanksgiving, everyone was so full from so many amounts of food that we didn’t know what to do with ourselves. Some ate more, some sat back and tried to digest their food, and some went on to run back and forth between the rooms. During the week, my grandmother and I did a lot of prep work for our wonderful feast and I got to learn all the tricks of the trade when it came to making our special thanksgiving dinner. Here is what was on the menu: Turkey (duh), Pernil (pork shoulder), rice and peas (we call it arroz con gandules), my special mac n cheese, sweet potatoes, potato salad, stuffing (not your average stuffing because it was extremely different), pasteles, and salad.
Last week, I helped my grandmother make pasteles, which is extremely complicated. I can’t post the recipe on here because I still don’t know how the hell it works, so I may have to do another batch (or 2) to fully comprehend the recipe, but all I know is they were fantastic. I didn’t even get to the dessert yet. I made a red velvet cake, flan de queso, and there was also pumpkin cheesecake. I died and went to foodie heaven.
I’ve spent the whole week working on thanksgiving with my grandmother and it’s interesting how we bonded over food. I learned so much this past week about how food connects with our culture, and I feel confident that I can make my own thanksgiving meal alone, but I won’t attempt that for a few years.
Happy Holidays all!