Thanksgiving 2015 in Bacolod City

Happy Thanksgiving
From my family and I to your family and you, Happy Thanksgiving from the City of Smiles! Prayerfully, you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, as we did.

Thanksgiving is not a holiday in the Philippines and our son had a full day of class today. We celebrated our Thanksgiving meal this evening. There were only the 3 of us but a few guests will drop by a little later. It is still early. No NFL football here but our son is now watching a live basketball game.

Virginia Ham

It’s back! For the 3rd year running, SM Supermarket had Virginia Hams in stock in time for Thanksgiving. The price is P580 per kilo and the ham I bought is more than 2 kilos, which is almost 5 pounds. That’s a lot of ham for us!

I bought a can of Dole sliced pineapple because we wanted to use the pineapple juice when preparing the ham, to make the basting sauce. It is fabulous! Wish you were here!

Sweet Potato

sweet potato
Thanksgiving would not be complete without sweet potatoes! Years ago, some Filipinos were surprised that Americans enjoy sweet potatoes. Here, they are known as camote or kamote and they are among the most inexpensive foods available in the islands. Most Filipinos do not add brown sugar or butter to their sweet potatoes but I add both!


Get the butter, Devon! There are many varieties of corn available in our area of the Philippines and we always go with one of the sweet corn varieties. Once again, corn is one of the less expensive foods in the Philippines.

Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs
Nothing fancy, classic deviled eggs. EZ to make! Mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, pepper and paprika. There you have it.

Those were on our evening Thanksgiving meal menu. We greatly enjoyed every bite.

We are thankful to the Lord everyday but this was one day we set aside every year to enjoy a great meal and be thankful together.

Prayerfully, your Thanksgiving will be as safe and wonderful as our Thanksgiving in the City of Smiles.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2015 in Bacolod City

  1. we are having just about the same thing. turkey no ham because she thinks she is jewish, I am but still eat ham. we will have pecan pie, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, dressing, deviled eggs, home made rolls , we are still making. We are very thankful to the Lord for all we have.

    • It all sounds great, Rich. Turkeys were a little scarce this year in Bacolod, as SM had been sold out for a month. I know turkey is traditional but I enjoy the Virginia Ham more. I am thankful finding this style ham in our area of the Philippines.

      Happy Thanksgiving. Ready for some footballllllllllll?

      ~ Gary ~

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