Buying decorations was always fun picking out the most colorful streamers and the most bizarre Thanksgiving stuff ever. Deciding what food to get for everyone was also always fun too we chose many different sides such as mashed potatoes,macaroni and cheese,stuffing and much much more. When it came to choosing the main dish though there wasn't even a thought about anything else besides turkey. On the short drive home everyone's spirits were incredibly high ,but mine would soon be crushed. The moment i got out of the car I fell face first into the grossest mud puddle ever.
On Thanksgiving day, we watch Thanksgiving episodes and movies. Now with no doubt, we eat our feast. First, we cook the Hot Wings because we don’t eat Turkey. Everybody loves Hot Wings. Then we buy soda that everyone likes, so that nobody is left behind in their choice.
Everyone would gather around, eat lots of food with family and friends, decorating Christmas trees, and exchanging gifts. It used to about rejoicing the upcoming year, eating fresh meat, and drinking the finally ready-made wine and beer that was fermenting during the year. This was the one day of the year in which parents could spoil their kids, without “actually spoiling” them. Christmas has been celebrated to this day in every part of the world. In the US, we decorate trees, put up christmas lights in and outside our homes, gather together as a family, and possibly set our cookies and milk for Santa.
My grandmother kitchen is my icon of exquisite taste. I grew up with her, and she owned a pupuseria in my childhood. Tomasita’s Pupuseria was the most popular pupuseria in my town, every weekend her house was full of people waiting to get a table or to take pupusas to go, one of the best memories ever. The smell of pupusas all around the block was paradise. It was her tradition to feed first her family before the pupuseria opened, so we as a family were the first ones to eat her exquisite dish.
"A child—could wake up one day and call for “Block Party Day.” And we’d share ribs, corn, chicken, tater pie, and collard greens, and Miss Sarah who never married always made punch with vanilla ice cream and it would melt into a swishy mess." The families all bring there food and continue on with having a great time. Its an amazing way for everybody to have a great well spent day. Especially for the people who don't have kids or a husband if gives them people to talk to and great entertainment for everyone in
Other foods well known to a citizen of El Salvador include: empanadas, tamales, and sopa de pata. Seafood and soup also play a big role in an El Salvadorians’ diet. Food in El Salvador isn’t just something to eat, but it is also a way to see their culture (Hubbard). There are about 6 main festivals or big celebrations in El Salvador. The biggest celebration is Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 15th.
The temptation to climb the shelves was tempting, but easily resistible. This is where the fresh foods were made, thus, a strong savory scent wafted in my direction. This was the smell of 40 rotisserie chickens cooking in an industrial sized machine for cooking the chickens they use in the foods they freshly package daily. As we passed the liquor section, we saw large glass cases with different kinds of fish lying in piles of ice. My mother saw this and she pointed and asked: “Want some shrimp Sam?” “Of course mom!
She is always willing to feed others, even when it would mean more work on her part. This is seen a number of times throughout the story. The first scene where Rose is introduced, she offers Brono to join them for dinner. In the next scene, upon Gabe’s arrival, she offers to make him biscuits, which he then leaves before they are finished being made. Even after Rose finds out that
During the time of Thanksgiving, many families join together in one place and prepare a huge meal. In a way similar to the cultures in the Odyssey, the host family prepares this big meal, comfort, and relaxation for all of the other members and travelers who have decided to join them. Although Thanksgiving is a tradition that started in 1621 and the Odyssey was first written in the eighth century BC, they still have a lot of the same attributes in common. Characters throughout the story such as the people of Pylos cease their celebration to show hospitality to strangers whom they have never met before. Other characters offer hospitality to strangers, who, in the end, appear as gods or well-known people such as Menelaus.
Turkey has a smell like none other and will easily be the first thing you devour. Smelling the sweet aroma of butter and melted marshmallows, the sweet potatoes make your mouth water. The most important part of the meal, desert, it what smells the best. The freshly baked pies have been sitting there the entire meal with their deliciousness wafting through the room. The entire house smells exquisite.
Just thinking about it makes you wish you were at Texas de Brazil. And when you put the mousse and cake together a piece of Heaven is waiting for you in the middle of the table. Whoever the chef is, they are very talented. They have American styled pie and pies and cakes that have they’re own Brazilian twist that make them special and even better. So even though they were made in America they have their own little twist from Brazil in them.
I refer to them as my sons because I have known them their whole lives and they need a kind, loving mother. They brought food to share, and I, of course, made many lists for this holiday dinner, so as not to forget anything. I included horsdevores, dinner, and desserts, as part of the menu. And again… I forgot things that were needed. I made up another list for my hubby to take to the store, sang jubilantly, “Honey, I forgot to get…” He looks at me disdainfully, rolls his eyes, and says, “Give me a list.” I presented him with my list, wherein, he half-heartedly walked to get his keys and wallet.
My family makes tamales in the fall and holiday it brings us together for family time. Tamales are an ancient and modern cunei that brings family’s together and there made uniquely and has a cultural background. When the Aztec women were taken along in battle as cooks for the army. There was a need to have a more portable yet sustainable food and the tamales could be made ahead of time, packed and warmed as needed. Now we cook tamales more for holidays and in the fall time.