"Thanksgiving: a time where pilgrims gave my people diseases.. killed them off and stole their food", says my Native American former co-worker, Traci Gelskey via Facebook. Hubby said something to that effect too when I asked him about Thankgsiving celebration three years ago.
Yup, it's my third Thanksgiving here in US and it is only this year that I exerted effort in cooking Turkey which I got free from my employer. Roasted turkey is the main dish prepared during Thanksgiving Day.
There are too many Turkey recipes online but I chose to cook mine with Filipino touch. Aside from putting butter, salt and pepper inside and out, I put onion, lemonsito from the Philippines given to me by Emy who just got back from her vacation there, and "Tanglad" (which I bought from Manila-Hongkong Store in Reno), inside the cavity of the turkey. I remember during my son's baptism when he was still a baby, we had "Litsong Pabo or Turkey" roasted outside in an "open fire" and it tasted really good!
I haven't tried my turkey yet since it was done. Looking at it makes me already full. Hubby said it was perfect and he requested a turkey sandwich for his lunch or "baon" today.
Aside from roasted turkey, my daughter made her favorite "puto cheese" and it was really yummy! I also baked hubby's fave Fudge Brownie.
This is how we celebrated our Thanksgiving. No stuffing. No sweet potatoes. No pumpkin pie.
It was a Thanksgiving celebration ala Pinoy =D