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Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Celebration

At first we weren't sure if we really want to cook a whole turkey or just get the turkey breast. In the end we decided to get a whole turkey because eversince we got married, we've never had our very own turkey. The first 2 years of our marriage, we always go to his parents house for Thanksgiving and the 3rd year, we were already here in California.

The invitations were sent a week before Thanksgiving to our friends whom like us, don't have any family here. That will be Shirley and Kevin, another Malaysian living in SoCal and Tab and his family who were here on a business/holiday trip. Once everybody confirmed they are coming, we started planning of what to cook.

Unlike the previous 'parties' where I always have more asian foods than western, this time I try to make more of Michael's food than mine. Our menu that day was rather simple. The turkey was done with minimal marinade. Mashed potatoes with gravy. Corn of a cob. Steamed mixed vegetables. Coleslaw. Sweet bun which were store bought. The only thing asian was the rice which I cooked with a little bit of chicken stock to make it taste a bit like chicken rice to go with the turkey.

Shirley and Kevin who just got back from their emergency trip to Malaysia brought some stuff that my brother and sister-in-law and my friend Bert bought for me. Among the stuff was serunding specially ordered from Kelantan. My favourite! Thank you Rizal, Fara and Bert for buying me the stuff and Shirley and Kevin for bringing them back for me!


15 comments:

Pi Bani said...

Gambar je? Takde cerita? A picture paints a thousand words, eh? :)

Kak Teh said...

wah banyaknya makanan! and its nice to have friends over. i can see the Lingam chili sauce bottle.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Pi, hehehe. Semlm malas so letak ajelah gambar. Sat lagi I tulis cerita ok?

Kak Teh, betul tu. I suka orang datang rumah makan. Lingham mestilah ada. Mana boleh no Lingham. lol.

mamasita said...

Manalah Michael tak sayang..macam2 you masak!Ni lah as the saying goes the only way to a man's heart is through his tummy! Rajinnya you!

Manis said...

linggam cili sauce, harus ada kan. sana ada jual eh? Here in Germany no have tau, luckily my mom rajin post.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Mamasita, thank you! kali ni memang I buat apa yg dia nak makan. Asyik makanan I aje kan mana boleh jadi. lol.

Manis, oh lingham tu memang harus ada didlm pantry ku! Nasib baik kat california ni senang cari. Masa kat East Coast dulu susah jugaklah. you place takde online store ke?

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love serunding daging!!!! The best!

mº¿ºsh, brecht and nora said...

dear Farina, how lucky to be spending thanksgiving with friends! dapat serunding pulak tu! yumyum!! happy holidays Farina, are you getting a christmas tree too? we got ours this week cos Nora couldnt wait any longer... ; )

Anonymous said...

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yus said...

farina,haven't visited you ages. you look awesome! jeles tengok byk food tu. Rajin sungguh akak ni memasak ye.pos mai sini sikit. :)

Lyana Mauseth said...

tetiba rasa nak pi cari turkey and buat golek mcm ni :D...yum yum...

Desert Rose said...

Tulah Datin Mama, macamner Michael tak sayang dia kan, dah la hot, pandai masak plak tu. Babe, I think Michael would be the ONLY man on earth whom would never drool over Nigella , dead sure

maria said...

Reading about the thanks giving shared in this post.I get to remember one of such thanks giving which we have organized for one of our favourite principle.
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Iron Butterfly said...

eh... are u realted to TAB? was surprised when i saw his pix and also Datin. he he. yummy food, btw :)

pixen said...

In Penang, I only buy Sos Cili Cap Tupai ...I tested Lingham's but not as nice... but if no choice to find abroad, what to do? :-D Love your Food and Journal blog ;-)