It’s Thanksgiving and while everyone is mashing up potatoes, we’re over here stacking up tamales a mile high because Latinos just won’t do a basic Thanksgiving.
Here’s the basic, traditional Thanksgiving.
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Turkey, cranberry sauce, asparagus, potatoes… Wake me up when it’s over ?.
Now this is how WE do Thanksgiving.
— Laura Martínez ® (@miblogestublog) November 23, 2015
It already looks better, no?
While everyone else has stale, dry bread, we get to enjoy some pan de maiz.
— 4Bistro (@4bistro) November 14, 2014
It’s always a little sweet and a little buttery and usually mixed with some delicious jalapeños. The perfect mix to get your tastebuds going.
Nothing says día de acción de gracias like a full, roasted pig on the table.
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Whether you cook in over a fire or buried in the ground, nothing else is quite as delicious as papi’s lechón on the holidays.
No one ever regrets eating tamales instead of stuffing.
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And you know you’ll have enough for lunch the following week.
You can keep your green bean casserole, I’ll take the patelón instead.
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What’s not to love about sweet fried platanos layered with cheese and ground beef?
If you think baked potatoes are better than fried yucca, you’re what’s wrong with the world.
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Just a pinch of salt on these fried bits of heaven and your in business. Just add some oil and onions to make it the must-have every year.
Arroz con frijoles are better than any veggie combination you can dream of.
Dont even ask.. ?? I have no idea what in the world possessed me to make red beans (actually pink ) and rice at this hour.. Oh well… But thanks to the pressure cooker it's quick!! #frijoles #frijolescolorados #congri #cocinacubana #concinacaribeña #oyadepresion #presssurecooking #arrozconfrijoles #riceandpeas #cubancooking #latenightcook #rice #arroz #beans #realcooking
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Filling, tasty, and only abuelita knows how to make them perfect every time. Throw in that avocado and oooooh weeee!
Tostones. Because you can’t just have one starch on the table.
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Plus, you need to make enough food to feed all of your cousins, tíos, abuelos, vecinos y hasta el perro.
Pumpkin pie is great and all, but have you even tried flan?
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There’s nothing better.
And you always have that one tía that brings the jello mold you eat to be nice.
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After all, it’s the holidays.