I've mentioned in the past how my family gets down on Thanksgiving--my grandmother orders a lechon in addition to cooking a turkey for the big day. This year, however, things were a little different--my grandmother decided to not cook a turkey (gasp!). But in all honesty though, not a person in my family cared about the absense of said gobbler. After all, a whole-roasted pig is all a Filipino family needs, isn't it? Isn't it!? (The answer is YES!).
I was also lucky enough to be at my grandma's right when the Lechon Dude dropped off the pig. I had the honor of helping my grandfather take the roasted pig from the back of the Lechon Dude's pickup truck and into the house. The pig was still hot, and I could immediately tell that it was stuffed with lemongrass as I could smell the citrus-scented steam wafting from the pig's backside--the best a pig's ass will ever smell I'm sure.
And besides the roast pig, my grandmother and her two sisters (AKA "The Aunties") cooked up a Filipino feast that would make Manny Pacquiao weak in the knees (like SWV). So, I figured I'd share a few pictures of all the Filipino goodness with which I stuffed my face on this wonderful Thanksgiving. By the way, all the pictures in this post are courtesy of my little brother, AKA Jean-Luc Monstroso (kind of not his real name), who happens to have one of them snazzy cameras that come with a shoulder strap. Enjoy.