Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

IMG_4990This has to be one of the best Thanksgivings ever for my family and I.  There were no recipe mishaps (had many of those), every dish was made with love and was not rushed (had many of those too) and for the first time my husband helped me with almost every dish we made.

Plus, no drama. That in itself, is the best thing in the world.

I’m truly blessed.

At first I thought we were going to be stressed out because we had so many IMG_4995dishes planned but once I wrote everything out on a piece of paper, we made it through.  Dish by dish, we took our time, talked and kissed — it was really nice.

Although it was only 6 of us (hubby, our 3 kids, my sister and I), we had a feast and had a great time talking and passing food.  I think we could’ve fed the whole neighborhood with all the food we made.

Curious to know what we had for our Thanksgiving meal?  Here’s what we made:

  • Turkey (made in a Reynold’s bag; which came out so juicy)
  • Pernil (Pork Shoulder)
  • Arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas)
  • Homemade Sausage stuffing (recipe was from a wonderful Irish woman)
  • Homemade gravy (that hubby and I made from the turkey juices)
  • Pasteles (My good friend gave me a bunch)
  • Mashed Rutabaga (It’s like turnips; Again, this recipe was from a wonderful Irish woman)
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Biscuits
  • Potato Salad
  • Green Beans with Sweetened Cranberries
  • Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Peanut butter & Chocolate Mousse Pie

My 4 favorites (yes, I have 4 b/c I could not pick just one) were the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing & rutabaga. YUMMY!!

I think we’ll have food for the next week but I am not complaining.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you all ate really well.

Now how is that Turkey Coma coming along? I know I was in one. LOL

So, how was your Thanksgiving? What did you eat?I would love to know 🙂


  1. Sounds yummy! We went to the Cracker Barrel. It was great and no cooking or doing the dishes!

  2. Ours was very simple: one turkey, mash potatoes, gravy, stuffing and rolls. Thanks it. No stress, no worries. Made it so much better.

  3. Sounds delicious! My Thanksgiving was a hybrid Puerto Rican-Paraguyan-American dinner with turkey, corn souffle, arroz con gandules, stuffing and so many other goodies. Went for a family walk afterwards but dont regret it one bit. Its thanksgiving!

  4. Food sounds yummy, never had Mashed Rutabaga, Peanut butter & Chocolate Mousse Pie, Homemade Sausage stuffing & Green Beans with Sweetened Cranberries! LOL Mine was like Mona, simple. I wrote a post about it…

  5. Just saw your Thanksgiving meal, sounds delish, esp. the pasteles!

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