Here on the farm we celebrated Thanksgiving in delicious eclectic style. A beautiful amalgamation of Nicaraguan and US foods. When ells would tejadas (fried plantains), mashed potatoes, chcaron (fried pig skin), stuffing made with Jackfruit seeds, and banana cream pie all find their way into the same meal? I ate so much my belly hurt. When we could eat no more the dancing started. We danced for hours to everything from merengue, to bad US pop, to bluegrass. Although a Thanksgiving away from my family can never be quite the same, this Thanksgiving was a day to remember.
Here is a photo of Avelio butchering the pig in the wood shed.