Maddie Flores who works in the fulfillment department in Houston comes from a big blended family, so perhaps it’s no surprise that she enjoys three separate Thanksgiving meals with her family and boyfriend’s family. Maddie gets an early start on the holiday with a meal celebrating her stepmother’s Greek heritage held early in the week. If Pastitsio (meat and vegetarian versions of Greek lasagna), Spanakopita (spinach pie), and Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), Baklava (honey and nut pastry) and Koulourakia (a sugar cookie dunked in chocolate and walnuts), Greek songs and dancing sound like you’re idea of a festive celebration, you may want to hit Maddie up for an invitation.
But this is only the start of Maddie’s Thanksgiving celebration. On the 25th, her first top will be her Mom’s house where the family honors their Hispanic heritage with savory Mexican delicacies — enchiladas, tacos, rice, beans and queso. Her mom uses Maddie’s great-grandmother’s recipes that make the meal even more special. To cap it all off, there’s a third Thanksgiving meal at her boyfriend’s house with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes. What a way to celebrate, Maddie!