If you're starting to feel a bit sorry for us, don't. We had a wonderful time. We even had our extravagant feast --we just had it the night before, on Thanksgiving Eve, at a Filipino restaurant that was hosting a benefit dinner for Typhoon Haiyan victims. Instead of roast turkey, we had roast suckling pig (lechon). And stuffed chicken. And pork. And dozens of other amazing Filipino dishes. What better way to celebrate family, togetherness, and giving than by feasting on foods from my homeland -- and knowing that the proceeds from the dinner were going to benefit the people of my homeland?
Besides, we ended up having turkey on Thanksgiving after all. It wasn't quite the turkey that most other families were enjoying -- ours was made of ice cream and cake, and we had it for dessert.
I think we're going to make this non-traditional Thanksgiving a tradition!