FELIZ DIA DEL PAVO!

The American Thanksgiving holiday is not celebrated here. The landing of more illegal aliens was not wonderful news for Mexico. It all happened in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln declared that a day of thanks giving would be observed on the fourth Thursday in November. If memory serves me President Franklin Roosevelt changed the date in order to stimulate the economy during the depression. Then it became known as Franksgiving. He later put it back where it was. But here in Tecate any excuse for a feast will do. We call it El Dia del Pavo. We don’t serve it quite the same way. The stuffing is a rich and zesty combination of chile ancho, chile guajillo, chile de arbol and tocineta. No mashed potatoes and gravy, no pumpkin pie. But you might see a big bowl of guacamole, and of course, flán. Happy holiday to all my friends and readers everywhwere!

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