Yes, you read that right. FIRST family Thanksgiving with turkey, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, carbs, carbs, and more carbs and PIE. Growing up in an Asian home, I never really got the full experience of a traditional American Thanksgiving or Christmas as a matter of fact. My mom grew up learning how to make amazing Asian dishes, not American comfort foods. In the past, I was always adopted for Thanksgiving and enjoyed wonderful friendsgiving pot lucks.
So after all these years, my mom requested that the family get together for Thanksgiving and have turkey and all the works. I was stoked! I was in charge of the turkey, the brohams would handle the sides, and mom would make fried rice and egg rolls to keep make it a familiar fusion of comfort foods. Not to mention, the weather was amazing!!
I am no whiz in the kitchen and chances will not be taken!! I pre-ordered a cajun fried turkey from Dickies BBQ and it was great. A little salty, but after reheating it was still juicy and delicious. It was also mother approved, which never happens. Like seriously. OG Asians don’t approve of anything other than their own cooking. Ever. My brothers made mashed potatoes, creamed corn and mac n cheese. We failed to make any healthy vegetables and also made room for pumpkin and pecan pies. Yum. I’ve never been so happy to have leftovers!!! I happily scarfed down three separate dinners and slept like a baby.
Aside from the plentiful amounts of food, I have to say my family and I are closer than ever and it’s a wonderful feeling. We’ve all finally outgrown the sibling quarrels and the parent-child rebellions. I can’t wait to build on this tradition and continue to create new ones. I’ll always be so grateful. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.