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Thanksgiving 2011

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Food

Thanksgiving is an annual American tradition celebrated every third Thursday of November.  Some regard it is as a special day, similar to Christmas and 4th of July, that people are willing to travel all over the US just to be with their loved ones.

dinner table

Here in the Philippines, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but about ten years ago, we started our own version of Thanksgiving celebration that is focused on gratefulness more than anything else. We usually invite close family and friends to a simple dinner and do our “Faith Goal List”. Each family member and guest writes on a blank sheet of paper his/her faith goals for the following year. We put it in a box, seal it and open it next Thanksgiving Day.


This week, we look forward to Thursday as we open our gold box and read our probably forgotten faith goals we wrote last year. It is just amazing how God answers everybody’s list – some usually have half of their list answered, others have a few, and some have their whole list answered! For the past 10 years, not a single person was left without even one unanswered faith goal.

Today, we thought of preparing for Thursday’s dinner. Here’s our draft menu, incorporating local ingredients to each dish:


Garden Salad

Cream of Squash & Zucchini

Baked Chicken

Arugula & Tomatoes Spaghetti

Organic Heritage  Rice

baked chicken

Piyaya by Fresh Organics

La Moderna Bakery of Guagua Artisan Pastries

Non-Dairy Ice Cream with Cacao Shavings

Lemongrass Iced Tea

Organic Coffee

non-dairy ice cream

Will finalize our recipes for these dishes and will share some with you. Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving Day, too?


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving 2011”
  1. Rommel says:

    wow those dishes look real nice! would be nice if people could join in on that really interesting dinner

  2. PinoyOrganics says:

    Thanks for your comment, Rommel. How did you spend Thanksgiving?

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