National Get As Fat As You Can Day…Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!!!

Finally, the holiday that foodies look forward to most (or at least I do) is almost here! Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite days to dive into as much food as possible before I catch the “Itis” and go into a food coma for 24 hours. From the time the oven goes on at 6:00 AM, it’s an instant drool fest until I can finally stuff my face. The agony of waiting to eat in a Puerto Rican household is similar to a child waiting to open their gifts on Christmas morning. Food is still being cooked at 7:00 PM, people are still filing through the door bringing in their dishes, and I’m hungry AF. Nonetheless it’s a holiday that revolves around food and things that you’re grateful for (although that’s every day of the year in my book).

There are so many different things that people can make for Thanksgiving, but I just want to name some of my favorites. I’ll be providing links to recipe’s I’ve found from some of my favorite food bloggers and hope to give you an idea of how you can contribute to your Thanksgiving feast!

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The Bird

Roasted Turkey with Herbed Butter and Roasted Shallots

I like this recipe in particular because of the fresh herbs flavor in the butter that makes the turkey moist and full of flavor. The roasted shallots used in a gravy is killer!

Side Dishes 

Mofongo Stuffing

I personally HATE the flavor and consistency of stuffing. It’s mushy and really not good. Every year someone puts a scoop on my plate, and every year I stare at it confused as to how anyone really enjoys eating it.

This year, I’m making a stuffing that I think everyone who agrees with me will enjoy. If you like plantains, you like flavor, and  you trust me, use this recipe my mom showed me. I’ll be making a variation of it to make it more my style, but this is a great basic recipe!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

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This is for all you basic bishes out there who have been counting down the days for unlimited pumpkin pie! These are the perfect portion to be able to enjoy dessert after stuffing your face to the brim.

Crispy Parmesan Potato Bites

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Rather than making the same garlic mashed potatoes everyone makes for every occasion, step outside the box and make these potatoes. Easy, and so. damn. good!!!!

Oreo Bawls

I make these all the time, and they’re seriously addicting. This one isn’t my recipe, but it’s damn near close to it. These are also the perfect size.

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Grown Up Mac & Cheese

This woman throws DOWN in the kitchen, and although I’ve never made this particular dish, just LOOK at that picture! baconmacncheese24Seriously…I’ll be making a twist on this as well.

Now that I’ve posted some of my favorite dishes, get your asses in the kitchen and get to cooking!!

Make sure you hashtag #livincomidaloca if you make anything I suggested. Make me happy!

Happy Thanksgiving Lovely People

Xoxo,

Livin Comida Loca

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