A Southern Thanksgiving with a Touch of Pinoy

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! It’s that time of year again, feared most by turkeys and loved by gourmets and gourmands alike. Thanksgiving has got to be my favorite holiday. It has all the festiveness of Christmas without the worry and stress of giftgiving. This year, we are turning to our traditional Southern menu with a touch of Filipinoness. As you will note, Turkey is the only main dish. It’s Thanksgiving after all. Some people will add a second or third main dish, like ham or fish, but we feel the turkey should have front center and top billing. I will probably add a couple of new, experimental (my kids hate this part)dishes but I haven’t figured out what yet.

Here is a collection of recipes typically served during our Thanksgiving Dinners. I wish you and your families a happy thanksgiving. Enjoy! (Click on the photos for recipes)


Stuffed Mushrooms
Fried Zucchini
Crab Cakes (make them smaller for appetizers) Shanghai Lumpia

Roasted Turkey
Click on this link if you want to brine your turkey first.

Braised Cabbage Green Beans & Carrots
Corn Casserole Wild Rice
Vegetables & Groundbeef Lumpia Cornbread & Mushroom Stuffing
Southern Style Greens (Collard & Mustard Greens) Giblet Gravy
Brussel Sprouts with Olive Oil and Garlic Fresh Pickled Beets


Momma Dot's Coconut Cake
Pumpkin Flan
Momma Dot's Sweet Potato Pie Jade's Watergate Salad
Sassy's Peach Royale Banana Pudding

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9 comments on “A Southern Thanksgiving with a Touch of Pinoy
  1. tanya says:

    you made all those?!?!?! crazy! amazing! and i wish i was at your house that night! hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. dexie says:

    Pumpkin flan, hmmmm. Sounds interesting. Brussel sprouts is a no no on my table, hehe.

  3. charles says:

    Wow you cook all those stuff? How I wished I was there at your place munching all those goodies.

    Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving to you ate!

  4. Nanette says:

    WOW! That lumpia looks especially yummy! I had a very Filipino Thanksgiving last year, which was delic.

  5. Manang says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Thanks for the tons of ideas. I am exempt this year from Thanksgiving and Christmas prep because of my vacation to Canada, but your list is one I can refer to when the need arises.

  6. JMom says:

    hi Jules! hehe! you’re welcome in our house anytime ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m making lumpia tonight when I get home from work ๐Ÿ˜›

    Hi sean, I just checked out your blog. How awesome to have a whole blog dedicated to thanksgiving! I printed out your pumpkin pie recipes.

  7. Sean Carter says:

    Turkey is the main course on Thanksgiving…and i just love turkey….your dishes look great nd they are making me drool…and hey for some interesting resources on Thanksgiving be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and enjoy all that’s there…have a great Thanksgiving!!!

  8. Jules says:

    HOLY COW Woman!!! I think I’m gonna invite myself over next year! Your dishes always look great but if this is an example of Thanksgiving dinner at your house, I’m truly amazed and now hungry ๐Ÿ˜€ The lumpia picture is making my heart sing hehehe… especially dipped in vinegar and garlic. I wish you and your family a fabulous Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ˜€

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