I love holidays with my Caribbean family in America. We take just about any get together and make it so special. There are a lot of celebrations that we don’t have in the Caribbean that are a big deal here, so you know… when in Rome. We like to take any event and put a little Caribbean flavor in it and make it our own. Thanksgiving is one such holiday. Some took to Twitter to share how it feels to celebrate Thanksgiving in America… Caribbean style.
The teenagers and young adults feel this one the most. No one wants to walk the “how’s school” or “where yuh workin” gauntlet on Thanksgiving just to get to the pilau before it is all gone. But they bite the bullet and make it happen. I don’t blame ’em. Fix yuh face, then fix yuh plate.
They either say that, or “well, looks like yuh tun out jus fine.” That is the time to change the subject. You’ve been warned.
Should the black cake be different? I don’t see how this could be any other way…
But he’s right… we have so much to be thankful for this year. Health, safety, and answered prayers… can’t stop him.
Add buss up, roti, jerk turkey, callaloo, pumpkin, curry spinach, curry mango, sorrel… It is basically a Christmas dinner pre-game or rehearsal.
“You look… well.”
I have been known to wash dishes, pack to go plates, put the food away, and go right to sleep on the couch. The party will have to go on without me… and it does.
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Jerk the turkey… problem solved.
Depends on the time of year… at Christmas, it could go either way…
…or take it out when the greedy people leave. We love ’em, but we all know who they are.
This ain’t nothin but the truth…
Take it out one bottle at a time… this is not the time to show off your collection.
You won’t win this. Just enjoy yourself and pack a plate for later…
Oh… I can sleep through that. I’ve been trained.
Yeah… don’t cook if the people don’t know you and know your hand. Just bring rum – we will love you for doing your research.
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