November is my favorite time of the month. Besides the weather, it is also the month of my favorite season…Thanksgiving or El Dia Del Pavo as I grew up calling it.
This time of year also brings back a lot of great memories from past Thanksgiving meals or rather, la fiesta de Thanksgiving because when the whole family gathers together it’s like a big celebration.
One particular Thanksgiving, when my abuella was still with us, she made her famous salsa because she said every meal should include un toquecito de lo picoso. She set it in the middle of the table next to the gravy boat and would say “¡buen provecho!” I used to think it was the craziest thing, but now my Mom makes sure we do it every Thanksgiving to honor her.
I remember I couldn’t wait to get home and start cooking and smell the aromas from all the delicious foods we were going to make, especially the desserts….mmmmm. ¡Lo rico de la Vida! And while we were cooking we watched our local Thanksgiving Day parade on TV.
Qué Rica Vida – Add A Latin Twist to Your Thanksgiving Dessert
This year it’s my turn to make the dessert and I want to add a little Latino to my dish. I was looking around the Qué Rica Vida website searching for the perfect dessert to wow the fam with. The have so many recipes, I really couldn’t decide which one to go with.
The one that finally caught my eye was the Pastel de Manzana con Glaseado de Cajeta and only one word could describe it…¡delicioso! La Manzana y Cajeta es la ultima combinación. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness and made with products we probably have in our pantry like Gold Medal flour.
Here’s the recipe:
To check out more recipes like this dessert and even appetizers to serve while you watch the football game, to go the Qué Rica Vida website and look at all the yummy goodness they have to share!
Qué Rica Vida Has Helpful Videos
Qué Rica Vida also has a YouTube channel to help us with our Thanksgiving fiesta. They share recipes using products we grew up with and love like General Mills.
And they also have videos like the one I’m sharing below. If you grew up in a Latino home, you will definitely relate to them the way I did with this particular video about preparing for Thanksgiving.
The video reminded me when I would go with my mom to the store to buy the items we need she would also tell me “olvidate de la dieta por un dia mijita” because I was busy reading labels. And mom is always right. Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for a great year, be with our family and forget the diet for a day and enjoy a great meal with the ones most dear to us.
And just like in the video, while my mom was comareando with my aunt, I’d be the one putting the groceries away. Ah yes, good times!
I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. I’ve dieted all year long just to get to this day and enjoy the turkey, the stuffing y el Pastel de Manzana con Glaseado de Cajeta…foods para chuparse los dedos.
What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? Share your favorite memory with us in the comments section below this post.
Happy Thanksgiving. ¡Buen provecho!
Disclosure: This post was sponored by Qué Rica Vida. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.