This year we are going to visit family. One of those family members is recovering from surgery, so we are bringing most of the food over. My mom and I are splitting the side dishes. I haven't 100% decided what I'm bringing yet, but probably some traditional-type stuff like garlic mashed potatoes and then some Japanese stuff as well. It's always interesting trying to please everyone in my family but we manage fine. I love cooking anyway, so I like to alter recipes to make them okay for my mom and myself (vegan and gluten free). Last year I made a green bean casserole that I gotta say came out really good! Maybe I'll make that again...
Posted by JohnnySensible at 11/21/08 17:52:29I will be in Shen Zhen - China.
With a group of skilled gemstone carvers - helping them to plan their sales / direction.
Now they have found out that they made a mistake in relying on the Tucson Show / US customers for 80% of their business.
"....butterfly effects..." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_effect
For dinner Dengpin with 2 friends - http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=6603
Does anyone care to join us?
Posted by HM at 11/22/08 19:51:39Well, since the false stories that once gave meaning to thanksgiving only cover up the the massive genocide and slavery that occurred when the "founders" of the country came here, I don't take part in a traditional thanksgiving.
However our group, Portland Animal Defense League, is having a vegan feast at the Animal House (our name for IDA's new place, much better than the location across from Beast). We'll be showing I believe a documentary film, though my mind lost the name of it, regarding the harsh truth.
Posted by Tatiana at 11/24/08 08:21:42Okay, so I decided what I'm bringing to our family - This awesome vegan and gluten free mince meat pie I had in a cooking class, and also veganized nishime (Japanese dish, has taro potato, daikon, gobo (burdock root), konnyaku (yam starch), konbu, and some other stuff).
HM - That's an interesting idea, help spread the word!