A Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Latino Thanksgivinglatina Diversity of delicious food in our Thanksgiving celebration, brings color, a unique flavor and aroma to our kitchen and dining table.
Thanks to our friends from Latina Network of West Michigan. For sharing some of their traditional foods.

Our Friends:
Lissa Ann shares her dominican traditions: Pernil, moro de habichuelas (arroz), ensalada de papas/ hojas, tostones, tres leches or flan and empanaditas.
Lorena Aguayo Marquez shares that she likes to alternate the food each year with pavo, traditional american vegetables, or tamales, jamón and arroz con gandúles and lots of desserts.
Sarah Elisa Proano Mota shares: I celebrate according to my husband family tradition and I take something different to try. The celebration is centered for the reasons of which we are thankful and not so much for the food. Not to mention they are all farmers and the food is almost all produced by them except for cranberries.
Tamara Brubaker -Salcedo shares with us: I am married to an American and each year I take tamales, queso fundi do with chorizo to the Thanksgiving dinner.
Guadalupe Danae Diaz shares with us that her first marriage was bi-racial and she had to adapt the traditions to both cultures even after the separation she has been able to continue with the tradition. Which is what her children continue to celebrate in both ways.

With this delightful menu we say Thank You for all the blessings in our life, with diverse flavor that makes our day a very special one. A day to celebrate family, values, heritage, culture. But lets not forget to reach out to those that feel alone, sick, and in time of trouble ,a hug, a call or a prayer for those in need.

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A year of learning.

Every year we set goals, objectives with a purpose. Not knowing if we will face challenges that will want us change our path.

But is the faith and trust in ourselves that help us move forward, despite the adds and walls that we face.

This year is been an amazing year for learning, observing, studying and decision making. And at the end, we see things in a very clear picture of what we know we are able to provide and grow as a business.

Our work is like seasons and fall remind us As we harvest the knowledge and accomplishments of our work. Not only for the company but for the people we serve.

We are excited for what our new season has planned for us.

Thank you!

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Reconnecting with my roots.

June 5 2018. Early in the morning was hard to believe. Getting ready to my second trip of Spanish Immersion Culture and Language trip. It has been 20 years since the last time I was there. So different to what I was used to. Technology has made an amazing impact compared with the way I remember it.

Did you see a lot of beggars in Mexico City?

One of the most interesting things is that in fact there were hardly any beggars, probably saw more people in Michigan holding a sign asking for money.

Sadly as can be, Few people maybe 3 out of many people in the st. But what I saw was children, young couples and older people using their skills to provide a service and receive compensation for their work or ability. It was a way of making living.

An old woman working selling her work, a young girl that spend two hours to work on a napkin, the lady by the bus stop selling tamales early in the morning, a lady making home made tortillas, older men providing a very old style music with an old instrument and a young couple, dad playing the trumpet and mom with a baby asking for donations. Each one of them providing a service in exchange of your support. No wonder Hispanic business are growing so fast. We are entrepreneurs at any age. A way of make living work.