I am not a complicated girl.
I like simple recipes that don’t require a lot of chopping, dishes that don’t ruin if they sit a little too long, and food served right out of the pot.
So, my Thanksgiving is pretty relaxed. My table is beautiful — thanks to a crazy splurge at Williams-Sonoma one year — pero, other than setting out flowers and some special dishes, I don’t sweat it too much. It’s about the people, not the platters.
My taste of home menu usually is the same: Guava-glazed turkey, sauteed green beans, roasted acorn squash with cranberries and walnuts and a simple salad. Dessert is pumpkin flan with gingersnap crust y un cafecito.
I am toying with adding a roasted Brussels sprouts with carmelized onion and bacon. Yes, bacon. Something I usually don’t eat. Pero, oy, I like this dish. And, if my husband wants it, he makes dressing from his childhood, pero no siempre.
It’s all “a little different” from the Thanksgiving dinners of my childhood — where there always was black beans, lots of cousins and turron — and while I long, this sort of menu suits me, makes me happy.
If you are looking for new Thanksgiving turkey recipes and inspiration for your own delicious Thanksgiving, here is a Latin-flavored round-up para ti.
A funny post about “El Mish Mash That is Our Thanksgiving” — a look at our multicultural Thanksgiving Table, and recipe links.
Thanksgiving Recipe Collections
Epicurious Complete Thanksgiving Guide. Seriously, lo tiene todo.
Free Cookbook via PDF download by Martha Stewart and other chefs, offered by SiriusXM
iVillage Latino Thanksgiving recipe collection from celebrity cooks like Daisy Martinez, Bobby Flay and Ingrid Hoffman. Recipes include Cranberry Passion Fruit Sauce, Chile-Fruit Mole, Pumkin Empanadas and Butternut Tamales with Chipotle Chicken.
Mexican-Inspired Thanksgiving Menu by Muy Bueno Cookbook.
Latin-style Thanksgiving round-up and recipes over at Fox News Latino, complied by Tracy Lopez.
Thanksgiving Recipes a lo Latin
Turkey Mole over at Tech.Food.Life.
Roasted Turkey by Goya, with adobo, lemon and coriander and a stuffing recipe.
Poblano Chile and Pumpkin Seed Stuffing at Epicurious.
Gluten-free Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies by Vianessa.
Sweet Potato Cakes with Black Bean and Corn Salsa at the Yuca Diaries.
Pomegranate Lacquered Sweet Potatoes at Nibbles and Feasts.
Low Fat Pumpkin Pie at B and B Fit.
Pumpkin Pie Pops at Spanglish Baby (great for the kids!)
Pumpkin Pie with with Pepita Nut and Ginger Topping from Bon Appetit.
What is on your Thanksgiving Menu?
Join us For Virtual Thanksgiving
The Tiki Tiki is hosting a Virtual Thanksgiving on the Facebook Page. We’d love you to upload a photo of you, your familia, your pavo, your comida — whatever you like — on Thanksgiving. Easy, just a quick snap from the camera phone. It is one more way of sharing gratitude as a community.
For details please check our Fan Page.
And, if you are on Google+ we can connect over there, too.