Carlos and I headed to my parents house for Thanksgiving lunch. We dressed up in our best.
I asked my mother to cook a Dominican meal rather than a traditional American Thanksgiving. Carlos and I have a Thanksgiving lunch with my parents and a dinner with his family and frankly that's a lot of Turkey and fixings for one day. I'm not a big fan of the traditional Turkey dinner so it was great to mix it up.
A nice big pot of beans. My mom makes it with onion, carrots and bacon. Delicious!
A big pot o' rice. It is Dominican after all.
Slow cooked beef with peppers and olives.
My mom also cooked a Turkey breast and filled the cavity with stuffing.
I'm on a Pescatarian diet (which means I don't eat meat or poultry just fish and seafood) so my mother baked a Cod & Potato dish that has tomatoes. It's so delicious! Technically that's a Portuguese dish but who is counting?
Carlos tucked in his tie and was ready to eat!
There's my mom, the chef.
Even on my Pescatarian diet, I was a little lenient. I had the beans even though it had bacon and I had some stuffing with gravy. But I skipped the beef and Turkey. Carlos had plenty for the both of us.
My mom outdid herself and served up some homemade Baklava for dessert. Again, not Dominican. So far this is a Dominican-Portuguese-Greek-American feast!
We had some pumpkin pie along with the baklava.
Today is my birthday but yesterday we celebrated. Here is my birthday cake! Overall, it was a great Thanksgiving. I'm glad my mother cooked up the feast that she did. I'm so grateful for my family, for Carlos and for my life.
How was your Thanksgiving?