Home sweet home

Posted in family, food, home cooking, personal at 3:21 am by wingerz

goofing off at the dinner table

In my life I’ve seen several different kinds of Thanksgivings. Growing up my mom would cook a ridiculous amount of food to feed 20-30 Chinese graduate students from Caltech. In college I’d head down to NYC where my aunts and cousins would host all-day eating affairs. Most recently we’ve been going to NYC to meet up with Jen’s family for the holiday (though in 2005 they came to Boston). This year we stopped by Jen’s for dinner and mah-jongg last night and got on the road at 6am this morning to come home to Los Angeles, my first time here for the holiday since 1996. Ellen, Will, and Wilson joined us for the feast, so I pretty much had all of my favorite Southern Californians at the dinner table.

The cooking was pretty low-stress since I did the baking yesterday. The menu:

Bread with roasted garlic
Spinach salad with orange dressing
Roasted turkey with gravy
Mashed sweet potatoes (made by Jen (!!!))
Mashed potatoes with turkey and corn (brought by Wilson)
Sticky rice with mushrooms and sweet Chinese sausage (made by Mom)
Pecan Pie & Apple Pie, with vanilla ice cream

The food turned out pretty well. Very happy to be home again. Missed you, Nimes – we’ll cook up a storm at Christmas this year.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. nimes said,

    December 1, 2008 at 5:23 am

    damn, i forgot to eat my pie with ice cream!!!

  2. wingerz said,

    December 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    ha! we made a special trip to the grocery store for it.

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