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Traditional Thanksgiving with a Twist

Kayla Cantres, Staff Writer

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Growing up in a Hispanic household, my meals are slightly different than the traditional thanksgiving meals as everyone else might have.

I spend my thanksgiving mornings waking up in annoyance to Spanish music blasting throughout the household as my mom is cleaning up the house waiting for me to do my part. Instead, I plop down onto my couch and enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade with my little brother and sister. Unfortunately, when the parade ends I have to make sure the whole house is clean and ready for our guests.

My mom begins her preparations for the turkey and ham which is partly traditional, but then she starts making the potato salad and aroz con gandules, or rice and peas. She also begins to prepare pernil, which is pork. My mom also makes her special cranberry sauce for the turkey and when that is all finished she makes biscuits similar to those from Red Lobster.

Although we have many different types of food, we are still reminded that Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and appreciate those around us.

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Traditional Thanksgiving with a Twist