Pria’s Kitchen’s Thanksgiving Weekend

I know, I know… Thanksgiving is an American Holiday, but there are a lot of Filipinos in the PI, who love to celebrate and join in on the “festivities” or should I say partake in the awesome turkey meal and sidings that go with it… aaaand a glass or two or even three of your fave ” liquid poison” of choice. 😉 Of course being thankful for family, friends and all the countless blessings that the Lord has so graciously bestowed upon us.

Thanksgiving day week at Pria’s kitchen is quite exciting and toxic at the same time. The day always starts with a prayer, with the staff, asking for strength, organizational skills and protection from any untoward accidents etc, and of course praying that the food tastes deeelish! 😉

Pria’s Kitchen prides itself in using only the best ingredients in all their dishes. Staying away from using MSG (which I am so allergic to), and refuses to scrimp and take shortcuts to speed up the cooking process.

I would like to share a few photos taken during Thanksgiving week, prepping, cooking, braising and just enjoying the fact that Pria’s Kitchen can make their clients bellies happy and satisfied.

Deeelish navel oranges, they were so sweet.
Loads of fresh veggies waiting for their turn to be seasoned and roasted in the oven.
Baggies all ready and waiting for their rightful owners.
Turkey Set Side Dishes ready and waiting for ‘Madame Turkey’ to get done being “beautified”. 😛
Veggies all done and resting.
Basting at least 15 times before the turkey is pulled out of the oven. Each turkey takes 3 hours to bake at a med- low temp. This ensures juciy-liciousness! 😉
Out of the oven waiting to be “dressed up”.
Dressed and raring to go 😛
All lined up excited to make their owners bellies full. Tryptophan me up, please! 😀

Ever wonder why after eating a delicious turkey meal, one gets so sleepy/lethargic? That’s the tryptophan working wonders! Haha!

** Turkey does contain L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid with a documented sleep inducing effect. (From

All wrapped up and ready for pick-up.
Delicious veggies for the Angus Rib-Eye Steak Platter. Forgot to photograph the mushrooms, sorry ’bout that! 😦  Garlic halves waiting to be roasted in the oven.
Bell Peppers, Green Beans and Chorizo Pamplona for Paella Valenciana
My new salt and pepper containers ( Sea salt, Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper). A wonderful find at the Karl Edward’s Bazaar. Love it!
Sorry…. the pepper is there (middle container) … promise! 😉
Taking a peek at the paella while it’s slowly simmering. Almost done. Yuuuummy!
Paella Valenciana ala Pria’s Kitchen
Angus Rib-Eye Steak Platter. 8- 3/4 in steaks seasoned and prepared Pria’s Kitchen’s way 😉 Haricot Verts, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Sauteed Asparagus and Sauteed Fresh Button Mushrooms. NOM to the highest level!
Another shot of the Angus Rib-Eye Steak Platter. Caramelized and cooked medium. Drool! 😛

Thanksgiving week (from Wednesday to Sunday), was quite tiring and hectic. I almost lost it for a second or two, i just excused myself from the production area and took deeeeeep breaths and prayed. By God’s grace, it was gone right after. I am so thankful to our Lord, that I am able to do what I love most. Cooking and making people happy through food…..priceless.  I thank the Lord for it everyday. 🙂

Pria’s Kitchen

889-9265 . 215-6148

“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”

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