there was so much food that there were things i didn't even know we had, especially since the two separate tables evolved dishes seemingly independent from one another. i know i definitely didn't get to try everything though.
11 guests crammed into my house for thanksgiving this evening. my father and sister came by in the afternoon to drop off the 20 lbs. turkey (ready to be oven baked, 3+ hours) as well as spare folding chairs and a table. besides providing the venue, i had another easy job which was to make dessert, and i already flanned yesterday afternoon. my sister, as always, pushed hard for traditional western cuisine, but she faced stiff competition against an overload of chinese dishes with her own assortment of sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin muffins. my parents told guests to arrive early and half of them showed up while we awkwardly waited for my parents to bring the bulk of the foodage.
once the crowd thinned out and leftover turkey and side dishes were distributed as equally as possible, my parents gave a slideshow of their recent taiwan/cambodia trip to the few people that were left (my aunt and godmother). later i gave a slideshow of my own recent china trip, which was basically a rehash of my flickr photos.
when everyone left i cleaned the remaining dishes too large to fit into the dishwasher and threw the dirty tableclothes into the washing machine.