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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
There’s nothing better.
And you always have that one tía that brings the jello mold you eat to be nice.
After all, it’s the holidays.