Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fiji for the Holidays

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

Are you all whipping up your Thanksgiving goodies? I'm going to get started in a just a few minutes. Have I mentioned that Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday? It has nothing to do with the whitewashed Pilgrims and Indians breaking bread together fantasy, but rather the simple pleasure of making a gorgeous meal and spending time with family. Love it!

And in true kinky gazpacho style, this year our Thanksgiving meal will be a feast from Fiji. Yes, Fiji. Turns out my mother has "adopted" a new daughter who fell out with her family in Fiji and now lives in Wisconsin. To show her appreciation for being welcomed into our great big family, she's hosting Thanksgiving this year. So far on the menu, I know we're having three kinds of curries, lamb, chicken and egg, and roti. Yum.

 Of course we are bringing some traditional 'kinky' to the feast, a turkey, a ham, sweet potato pies and collard greens. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the sharing of cultures and traditions, right?

So, what will you all be eating tomorrow? Please share. You know I'm listening.

Peace and Happy Thanksgiving!


Afromorena said...

Wow! I love the idea of having a meltingpot of cultures represented on the Thanksgiving table. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, too, although I only really celebrate that and New Year's Eve/Day lol.

For the menu, tomorrow, I decided to keep it traditionally Southern since I haven't had it in three years, and this is most likely my last Turkey Day in the States for a while. I'm having the following: roasted turkey, giblet gravy, traditional cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, turnip greens, wheat rolls, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, and spice tea cakes.

LT said...

I hope you had a delicious day.