Christmas 2011

Dining date: 12/25/11

The Christmas setup has been the same as long as I’ve known, however the food has remained relatively consistent. Lunch is a buffet at my mom’s sister’s house, where they fully decorate the house in a warm Christmas decor.

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Technically it’s a potluck, though my aunt makes the majority of items. My contribution were a few choice brews, fit for the season!

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Breakfast Sliders

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Salad Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Chow Mein

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Green Beans

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Fried Wontons

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Pork Ribs

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Tamarind Fried Rice

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Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

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Shrimp Toasts

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BBQ Pork Pockets

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Crab & Artichoke Dip

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Taro Crisp

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My cousin, who is quite the baker, usually bakes some sweets to take home. Check out this boba milk tea cake she made for a separate occasion.

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Malt Balls

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Gingerbread & Assorted Cookies

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Ice Cream Cake

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Sweet Stop Dream Cake

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Dinner at my grandmother’s (dad’s side) isn’t quite as festive decor-wise, but the food is a little more serious with everyone sitting down around a long table with a large slab of red meat. My grandmother takes the lead on the food almost everything; my aunt made the turkey this year.


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Roast New York Strip

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Stir-Fried Lobster

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Mixed Vegetables

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Chinese Sticky Rice

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Mashed Potatoes

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

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Sweet Stop Dream Cake

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That wraps up another Christmas. As always, it’s an overload on good food and drink with family. I look forward to what another year will bring!


  1. Everything looks delicious! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays…family, great food, and presents. Fun!

  2. Wow! That is a TON of food! Looks like you celebrated deliciously! Glad you had a nice time up north! Cheers to more good eats in 2012! Let’s plan a meal with Cathy soon!

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