Oops, I forgot my blog date yesterday. But I beg to be excused because it was Thanksgiving Day, and the only item on most agendas was FOOD. Yes, something to eat to celebrate one of our most cherished holidays in the United States.
The menu is similar for most of us, but I am curious as to what other ethnic groups might prepare and share with family and friends. Don’t we live in a kind of bubble? I live in Central Texas, and I can assure you, most prepared the traditional meal.
But many are Hispanic, a group that blends in easily with the general population—in many cases, they were and are the general population and were here first. I know…from a lifetime in Texas…that they do love tamales.
And to make this traditional Thanksgiving meal, it requires all hands on deck. In fact, they make a party of it. The process is complicated and tedious, and I wonder how many follow the tried and true way, or they take the shortcuts offered by supermarkets..easily prepared masa, corn husks ready to buy in a plastic bag, etc. At the supermarket Wednesday, we tried a sample…a whole tamale in the corn husk. Pretty good!
I’d love to hear about your traditional dinner.
Now…on to Black Friday!
Romance, and a little bit of Texas