Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Recap

 This year Alex was privy to the excitement of a Lampe Thanksgiving.  We usually start off the festivities with an immediate-family dinner the night before in Raleigh, where my mom cooks up a Chinese-style feast.
 Grilled fish in a black bean sauce.

Duck three ways...
Crispy duck skin layered with green onion & black bean sauce in a white bun (subbed tortillas this year)
Curried duck meat with coconut milk and pineapple

Duck soup with napa cabbage and tofu

Bok choy...
Finished with fried bananas in a brown sugar syrup.  
Warning: instant food comas may ensue from such feasting.  

For Thanksgiving Day we make the journey to Smithfield, NC for a large meal with my Dad's extended family.  It's a great treat to see the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, etc.  

Here's a photo montage of all of us gathering for grace before the meal...
I'm pretty sure there were over 35 attendees, but we'll never know for certain.

 Thanksgiving Dinner in Smithfield is usually pretty traditional.  This year we have (starting from the top and going clockwise) corn pudding, sweet potato casserole, bean salad, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut (Lampe is a German name), stuffing, lentil & cranberry salad, and turkey in the middle.  There might be something under the turkey but I've already forgotten.
Didi was at Thanksgiving too.

I'm already looking forward to seeing everyone again over Christmas!  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too :)

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