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

country potatoes

yams with marshmallows

yams

green beans with sliced almonds

green beans

chicken pot pie

chicken pot pie

linguine pasta salad

pasta salad

chow mein

chow mein

chinese sticky rice

chinese sticky rice

stir-fried shanghai noodles

shanghai noodles

turkey

turkey

egg rolls

egg rolls

fried shrimp wontons

wontons

shrimp toasts

shrimp toasts

beef tri-tip

tri-tip

BBQ pork ribs

pork ribs

lumberjack cake and mango pudding

pies

ice cream cake (neapolitan & cookies and cream)

ice cream cake

ice cream cake

coffee crunch cake

coffee crunch cake

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

roasted new york strip

roast beef

roast beef

lobster tails

lobster tails

turducken

turducken

turkey

turkey

stuffing

stuffing

vegetables

vegetables

mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes

gravy

gravy

chinese sticky rice

chinese sticky rice

yams

yams

dream cake

dream cake

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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