We hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours was pretty relaxing until the last 2 hours before bed when we realized we had a mountain of laundry to fold and a bed to make but both us were struggling to keep our eyes open.
We managed to get quite a few things done including almost all of the felt dim sum made and few more people knocked off our Christmas shopping list. We also managed to get 90% of our Cuban Thanksgiving menu put together. Here it is!!
Appetizer – Croquetas. Momager makes a Sri-Lankan version of these with fish that are really good. I’m excited to try them with ham. We might do Tostones depending on how many people come to dinner.
Vegetable – We can’t really find a non-starch veggie dish or salad. We may go with the very simple Ensalada Cubana Tipico from 3 Guys From Miami unless anyone has any suggestions.
Stuffing/Rice – Moros y Cristianos. We were going to go with Arroz Congri but then realized we had pork in two other dishes. We loves us some pork but I know Dadtractor would prefer if there were a few pork-less options.
Mashed Starch – Fufu de Plantano. It’s off the beaten path a little but I’m super excited to try it. Part of the reason we decided on the Croquetas and not the Tostones outright is because we would be having this dish. Yuca was a possibility but Micah isn’t a huge fan. Just looking at this picture of Fufu de Plantano is making me hungry.
Turkey – We can’t decide here either. Option 1: Turkey basted with Mojo sauce. Option 2: Pavo a la Mileyedi (Cuban Turkey with Sofrito Stuffing). Both delicious sounding.
Pie – Tres Leche Cake seems to be the overall winner. We’re really excited to have it. We’ll probably also have pumpkin pie as it’s the one traditional item Micah requires each year.
On top of that, we’ll be making Pan Cubano so we can use the leftover turkey for modified Cuban Sandwiches the next day. Now that we have the menu almost finished, we’re both super excited for Thanksgiving.
So if you have any veggie suggestions or an opinion on Turkey, please comment. Thanksgiving is right around the corner (YIKES!) and we want to slowly start putting our shopping lists together.