Thanksgiving 2012

Dining date: 11/22/12

As expected, Thanksgiving is a food-filled holiday in this household. Technically though, none of the food is consumed in our own household; we do lunch at my aunt’s (mother’s side) and dinner at my grandmother’s side (father’s). Each year the food served remains largely the same with a few new entrants – just the way it should be, I suppose. The food is probably what I would call Chinese-American, a mixture of two different cultures coming together for one (or two!) big feast.

country potatoes

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yams with marshmallows

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green beans with sliced almonds

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chicken pot pie

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linguine pasta salad

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chow mein

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chinese sticky rice

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stir-fried shanghai noodles

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turkey

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egg rolls

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fried shrimp wontons

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shrimp toasts

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beef tri-tip

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BBQ pork ribs

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lumberjack cake and mango pudding

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ice cream cake (neapolitan & cookies and cream)

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coffee crunch cake

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My grandmother handles the majority of dinner duties, though my aunt prepared the turkey and turducken.

roasted new york strip

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lobster tails

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turducken

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turkey

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stuffing

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vegetables

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mashed potatoes

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gravy

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chinese sticky rice

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yams

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dream cake

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Another Thanksgiving is in the books. As always the food is good but the company is the most memorable part. Living in Los Angeles, there are limited times to spend with the extended family so each one of these holidays is special.


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