Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our Thanksgiving Celebration - A Mashup of Different Cultures

All our major holidays are normally spent in my side of the family. My parents host the all-day celebration and my siblings with our own spouses and children come bearing food. But our holidays may be a bit different from others. Or, maybe not! You see, our Filipino family has been mixed with so many other traditions and cultures that the food we feast with reflects exactly just that. It is a mash-up of all of us. My sister's husband is Mexican, my brother's wife is Italian, my youngest brother's wife is Mexican, and my husband is Chinese. We are a true modern American family. Right?

Happy Cousins!
So you can imagine that we will always have white rice, noodles, tacos, lasagnas, ube cakes, etc. But of course, Thanksgiving is not complete without the TURKEY! While my kids may be dipping theirs in soy sauce, and their cousins eating it in another way, we still always make room for the stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, and many other additions when an inspiration hits.



Naturally as a Campbell's Ambassador, I automatically checked for some great ideas from the CampbellsKitchen.com site. Like these two below:


These Mini Chicken Pot Pies are made with Campbell's Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
These Mini Green Bean Casseroles are made with Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Come to think of it, these are great recipes even after the Thanksgiving celebration. As always, there will be lots of turkey leftovers than can magically be turned in to these delicious minis.

Disclosure: I’m a paid ambassador compensated by the Campbell Soup Company -The Wisest Kid in the Whole World. My opinions are completely based on my own experience.

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