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11 Photos That Prove Latinos Do Thanksgiving Right

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.

It already looks better, no?

While everyone else has stale, dry bread, we get to enjoy some pan de maiz.

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.

Are we allowed to do this in a hotel? Lol #lechon #poke #crablegs #saraplife

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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.

READ: 15 Latino Desserts You Should Totally Bring this Friendsgiving

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.

Bout to feast on this! #pastelon #foodheaven #grubbing

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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.

#friedyucca #grubb time #yummy #cerviche #peru @puntosal #foodporn

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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.

READ: Foods You Regret Eating after a Noche de Borrachera

Arroz con frijoles are better than any veggie combination you can dream of.

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?

Tastes #good being #bad at #lunch #mondays #coconut #flan

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There’s nothing better.

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And you always have that one tía that brings the jello mold you eat to be nice.

After all, it’s the holidays.


READ: 11 Centerpieces For Thanksgiving That Are Pure Ingenuity

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Moms Are Sharing Videos Of How To Make Their Comida For Their College-Bound Kids After A Mom’s Burrito-Folding Video Went Viral

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Moms Are Sharing Videos Of How To Make Their Comida For Their College-Bound Kids After A Mom’s Burrito-Folding Video Went Viral

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Last week, California Polytechnic State University student, April Olvera posted a video sent to her by her mamá, and the video went viral, already wracking up nearly ten million views, and nearly one million likes in less than seven days.

Olvera, away at college, texted her mom, Silvia Dominguez, to say that she didn’t know how to fold a burrito, and her mom sent her a video that contained a soothing video-folding lesson.

While some couldn’t help but wonder why Olvera didn’t know how to fold a burro, her mamí’s special brand of cariño shown in the forty-second burrito-folding lesson was the focus of the comments that followed.

Other Latinas needed the lesson too!

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Another Latina Twitter user, couldn’t get over the way Olvera’s mother, Silvia, repeated the lesson.

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Two guys commented on Olvera’s mom’s soothing voice, but we think @carys_arsenic nailed it.

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And this guy too who points out Ms. Dominguez’s calm in the face of a world that seems to be coming apart at the seams.

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When Olvera told her mother that her video went viral and inspired so many positive comments, Dominguez said, “Maybe it’s not the burrito. Maybe it’s about family and love.”

Burrito-folding-lesson mom, Silvia Dominguez, speaks Spanish in the video, smiling the whole time, clearly happy to be able to help her daughter away at college with anything, using her own phone propped up on the counter to capture the lesson.

“Okay,” she says in Spanish, holding up a corn tortilla, “Imagine that this is my flour tortilla. Add what you’re going to use, fold it from this side, fold it from that side, and roll it. Did you see that?

And then she unrolls the burro and repeats the steps: It’s a circle. Fold it here, fold it here, and roll it. Nice! Okay, bye. I love you.”

We also like how Burrito-Folding-Lesson Mom is even helping grown-ass men.

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And because imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, here’s a video made by the author for her son on his way to college in the fall.

Watch the video below.

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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You know that friend whose car always smells like the food they ate the night before? You know the one, it’s the same friend who also has a collection of takeout Wendy’s, Taco Bell and McDonald bags shoved into the pocket of their backseats. Well now, you too can be that friend. Thanks to McDonald’s you can make literally anywhere smell like oily takeout.

McDonald’s announced this week that it will make a six-pack of scented candles that will smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients.

McDonald's six candles come in all the scents you'd expect.

Anyone familiar with the key ingredients in the beloved QP knows these scents include bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, beef, and ooh baby onions. In honor of the Quarter Pounder’s 50th birthday, McDonald’s is also releasing a line of merchandise that includes calendars, lockets, mittens, shirts, and pins.

Draw up a romantic bath for you and yours that smells like an oily stove and pickles by getting the items here on the McDonald’s fan club website.