corn casserole

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corn casserole

Corn casserole

I was running around like a crazypants yesterday (we hosted this year for the first time!), but I did manage to grab some snaps of the Thanksgiving spread before we chowed down.

This was just a sampling of what we had on the table, because at Filipino holiday celebrations, it’s traditional to have enough to feed a small army and then some. The idea is to make enough to give to your family, friends and neighbors so that they’ll have leftovers to eat for the next few days. πŸ™‚


breaded tilapia filets

Breaded tilapia

thanksgiving turkey


thanksgiving pancit

Lumpia (they’re kinda like egg rolls) and pancit (a Filipino noodle dish)

garlic mashed potatoes

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes

thanksgiving stuffing


chocolate cake

Chocolate cake


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  1. Marina says:

    I would really like to try Lumpia and pancit. And also mashed potatoes with garlic & turkey! πŸ™‚
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  2. Nicole Shrimpton says:

    Here in Canada, Thanksgiving was last month, so no yummy food for me :(, but yours looks amazing!!!

  3. Dang! Everything looks delicious! I’m coming to your place for Thanksgiving next year, mmmkay? πŸ™‚
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  4. Sunny says:

    Oh my God! Everything looks SO delicious! I’m going over to a girlfriend’s for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Can’t wait to see what she has in store!
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  5. That chocolate cakes looks sooooooo geeeeeewd πŸ™‚
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  6. Alma Ortiz says:

    Everything looks so good. I just found your site on twitter. I’ll definitely check your blogs.

  7. Barbara says:

    Looks yummy! Did you use your dining room?

  8. Gina says:

    EVERYTHING looks so good, I think I am going back into my carbohydrate coma just from looking.

  9. Marla says:

    Everything looks delicious!!

  10. Katherine G says:

    Everything looks amazing! I’ve had pancit before but not lumpia. One of my coworkers promised me lumpia so I hope to have it soon πŸ™‚ Looks like an awesome Thanksgiving!

  11. Wow–looks like you did an *incredible* job, Karen! Everything looks sooo good–especially that corn casserole (yum! Will have to keep that in mind for next year!), the tilapia, and the lumpia (I haven’t had some in sooooo long!!). Oh, and we also had persimmon at our table too (it was from an aunt!)
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  12. Jill says:

    um…that chocolate cake…wow. ::drools::

  13. Stef Smith says:

    Pancit and Lumpia!!! Two of my favorites! Two of my sisters in law are from the Philippines, and I loooooooove pancit and lumpia! Lucky you for having it! Glad that you had a great holiday!

  14. Lorraine ER says:

    The corn casserole and the chocolate cake look amazing! Congratulations on making it through your first hosted Thanksgiving!

  15. Iris says:

    That all looks so amazing and delicious! You’ve made me hungry. πŸ™‚

  16. Nivedita says:

    The food looks so yummy. Could you share the recipe of garlic mashes potatoes and the breaded tilapia please?
    I don;t cook that much. But when I do, I so enjoy it!
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  17. Sarah says:

    Can anyone share the recipe of Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes!? I desperately need to make it today, it’s Saturday!


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  18. saby says:

    Jesus Karen why make me crave all this food? :(((

  19. Faiza Qaiser says:

    Oh God i am hungry now πŸ™

  20. Lynita8 says:

    Wow!! Looks yummy! Since I’m from Canada and celebrated Thanksgiving last month, my mouth was watering looking at those pictures. Great job!

  21. Dominique says:

    We call that ” a festin ” in French ! Looks gorgeous and delicious !

  22. Kathleen says:

    Oh, yum… This looks soo delicious! I’m jealous, we just had traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie. I’d love to have tilapia for Thanksgiving dinner, it looks like you had so much fun.

  23. Phoebe says:

    Is your cake the ultimate chocolate cake from Red Ribbon? If it is then YUMMMMM! πŸ™‚ Happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

  24. Diane says:

    Ummm….lumpia! I’ve only had it once, but it was delicious! Everything else looks great too!

  25. That turkey really looks moist!

    I’ve never had Filipino foods but your dishes look delicious! Must try these! Any cooking/preparation tips?

    Oh that scrumptious cake… I think looking at it just gave me diabetes (:

  26. Kim says:

    Everything looks amazing! Great job!! πŸ™‚ I thought of you while I was prepping the turkey this year (Karen would be gagging out right now…). HAHA! Sorry I haven’t checked in – we’ve been crazy busy at our house, too. It’s sad to say but, now that I’m back at work, I actually have time to turn on the computer for more time than it takes to upload a video!

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