We here at Forty20Four have a thanksgiving tradition.
It’s a bit odd, but really, does anyone want to eat the same Thanksgiving food year after year? Not us. We’ve had all kinds of weird stuff for T dinner.
This year, we’ve tentatively decided to go to Cuba for Thanksgiving…gastronomically of course. If only we could actually go there; that whole embargo thing keeps getting in the way.
Turkey with Mojo Sauce
Mojitos (which were Hemingway’s favorite drink, not daiquiris)
Plantains (of some kind—maybe like these from three guys from Miami?)
That’s all we have right now. Just in the planning stages. What we’re asking, dear readers is any good Cuban recipes that might work for us in a loosely Thanksgiving type of way.
Bread of some kind?
And although we have some good ideas for music—(Benny More, Cachao, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Buena Vista Social Club) we always need good suggestions.
What’s your favorite Cuban recipe/drink/music?
To answer the question you’re all asking? Yes, we will be watching Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
and not I Am Cuba