Not your typical Thanksgiving dinner

Hi Friends,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Derrick, the kids and I are going to my mom's house for Thanksgiving dinner (which is technically a very, very long lunch). We basically eat and eat and eat all day. We are serving the following:

Sinigang na Hipon (Shrimp in Tamarind Broth) - warning: not recommended as an introduction entree/soup for an All-American guy/gal trying out Filipino food. The broth is sour. It's an acquired taste. Even my hubs, who is All-American/All-Filipino rolled into one(does that make sense?) who LOVES Filipino food does not like this soup.....at all...

Beef Tenderloin



Cranberry and Stuffing

Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) - my MIL always makes this dessert for our family gatherings (not that I am complaining!)

Baked Asparagus

Baked squash, zucchini etc.

Roasted Carrots with Honey Ginger Glaze - I figured if I make a vege side dish with honey sweetness, my picky toddler might eat it.

Jambalaya with shrimp and Andouille sausage - I randomly mentioned to mom that I am going to share this for the Thanksgiving spread. Since then, I cannot retract this suggestion even though I proposed other, more traditional Thanksgiving dishes. I served this recipe at a Cajun/New Orleans theme post-Holiday work party and the peeps liked it there. I made this once for my mom too. Must have been pretty good and she wants me to make it again.

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie - I am excited for this pie. My sister is making it. yum.

Pecan Pie - again my little sis (who is definitely a better baker than me!) is making this. It's a new recipe that does not use corn syrup. She is adding sweet chocolate chips {as if the triple  chocolate pumpkin pie is not enough chocolate to satisfy our sugar receptors in our tongue and brain). She said she used this pie crust recipe that is Uber Buttery and flaky (per her exact words!)

Yup, not your typical Thanksgiving menu. But it totally shows the quirkiness of our extended family!

Eat responsibly!

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