another thanksgiving done

November 27, 2008 |  Category:   family growing up half holidays life

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Park and playground in the morning. Thanksgiving meal around 3. In our family, the turkey is never carved at the table, but instead it’s shredded in the kitchen and brought out with the rest of the food, buffet style, eaten on paper plates. Is that weird? It’s the Korean American way. It’s never a formal sit down dinner and the spread is always a clash of 2 cultures – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce, intermingled among the Korean dishes and soups. And what did Miss C have for her Thanksgiving meal? Some bites of apple, oranges, plums and asian pear. Oh and a few cookies. Could be worse, I guess…

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  • kitty November 27, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Mia’s boots are funky! I like Claudine’s ivory mittens, too.
    Cannot wait to shop for kids of my own.

    Love the shots of the birds + water.

  • Fiona November 28, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Isn’t everyone’s Thanksgiving a mix? We ate with friends, one of whom is a German immigrant (she moved here as a child). So there were German things on the table to go with the usual suspects. They shredded the turkey, too. I think carving at the table is gross – you have to stare at the carcass during dinner.

    Your table looks delicious to me. And at least Claudine ate fruit, right?

    I’d wish you a happy holiday, but I suspect you are about to plunge back into the crazy holiday shopping season. Good luck with your business this Christmas, I hope it does well.

  • Maria November 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    That spread looks yummy! At our Thanksgiving meal there was also guacamole and frijoles charros 🙂

    p.s. where can i get a bottle of that wine? Raspberry + wine = perfection.

  • Xealous November 28, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    :O You’re making my tummy rumble! The food looks delicious.. can’t wait till christmas so I can rustle up a huge dinner akin to this… or maybe I should start celebrating Thanks Giving instead! 🙂
    Love your black hat btw… if you don’t mind me asking, where did you get it from? /wants one 😀
    Enjoy the holidays!

  • Jenna November 29, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Maria, I’m not sure where my parents got the wine. Probably at some korean food store in flushing. Xealous, the hat is from winter water factory – they don’t seem to have it on their website, but I got it at a store here in Brooklyn.

  • jane November 30, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    great pictures. by the way where did you get claudine’s adorable parka?

  • Jenna December 1, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Jane, C’s jacket is from miniboden. I was hoping she could wear it next year too, but I don’t know…

  • Lisa December 2, 2008 at 4:01 am

    i see dok bok gee! yummy! 😀

  • Amy December 7, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful pictures of the birds!

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