Christmas 2013

Dining date: 12/25/13

Like Thanksgiving, Christmas has been one of the largest feasts of the year every single year. For some time now, my family has done Christmas just like Thanksgiving – lunch at my mom’s side and dinner at my dad’s. Double the gluttony.

tree

Lunch, at my aunt’s is a potluck, with a relatively large group of family and friends.

lumpia

lumpia

spam musubi

spam musubi

meat lasagna

lasagna

cous cous

cous cous

chow mein

chow mein

egg rolls

egg rolls

sauteed vegetables

veggies

paella

paella

bbq ribs

ribs

duck

duck

sweet stop ‘dream cake’

dream cake

cake

While lunch is a potluck, dinner at my grandmother’s is almost 100% her doing. This year, I brought something (other than alcohol) to the table – sous vide chashu pork belly.

stuffing

stuffing

mixed vegetables

veggies

chinese sticky rice

sticky rice

mashed potatoes

potatoes

braised pork belly

pork belly

honeybaked ham

ham

turkey

turkey

turkey

roasted new york strip

roast beef

beefThis year’s dinner was totally an overload on meat…clearly a reflection of the carnivorous nature of my dad’s side of the family. Wouldn’t have it any other way. With a close to this year’s holiday season, I hope everyone had a happy holiday and I look forward to the next!

 


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