Thursday Three – Almost back to normal…

We’re back into the rhythm of our routines, I’m cooking again, and Thursday Three is back. 

1 – Thanksgiving Dinner

Exactly 7 days until Thanksgiving Day. I think about the menu, oh about, 364 days before the big day. Recently, I’ve been toying with the idea of straying from the standard turkey-gravy-stuffing-potatoes menu. I know, blasphemy. Believe me, I’ve always had the whole turkey thing growing up, but this year I’m feeling a little crazy. :-) This is what I’ve been thinking (obsessing) about…

1 – kalbi jjim (Korean braised short ribs)
2 – jap chae (Korean Beef and Vegetable Noodles)
3 – saengsun jun (fried fish)
4 – gosari (seasoned fern bracken)
5 – oi muchim (seasoned cucumbers)
6 – moo saeng chae (seasoned radish salad)

and of course…

7 – kimchi

Usually, the menu is a mix of American and Korean dishes, but I’m going 100% Korean this year with kalbi jjim playing the starring role. And the leftovers will be perfect for bibim bap!

What’s on your menu this year?

2 – #SundaySupper Thanksgiving Leftovers

And with a big holiday dinner comes lots of leftovers! This #SundaySupper will feature recipes using leftovers from Thanksgiving (or any big holiday) meal! It will be hosted by none other than Isabel of Family Foodie. Here’s a sneak peek at my curried leftover turkey salad on a bed of baby kale.

3 – Giving Thanks

We tried to make an effort to get all the little cousins together, but this year we’re all spread out. There is so much to be thankful for, not just this day, but everyday. But since we’re on the topic, I’m especially thankful for my family, friends (IRL and online), good health, and especially thankful that the roof over our head didn’t blow away during Hurricane Sandy. A special BIG HUGE THANK YOU to my dear friend KB and family for opening up their home to us during the power outage. And a THANK YOU HUG to my in-laws for taking us in as “refugees” amid their busy schedule. We are so lucky to have family close by.

What are you thankful for this year?

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  • Ann Mah

    Your Thanksgiving menu sounds amazing! I’m making pies — pumpkin cheesecake and maybe apple with jalapeno and a cheddar crust! I’m glad to hear your power is back and that you’re all safe and sound.

    • kimchi_mom

      Thanks Ann! I’m seeing a lot of pumpkin cheesecake on the interwebs these days! Your apple pie crust sounds pretty awesome. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

  • Sandra

    Wow Amy! Your Thanksgiving menu is incredible, who needs turkey when you are serving kalbi, japchae and kimchi. hehe I am happy to hear that you are cooking again! Have a lovely weekend!

    • kimchi_mom

      Thank you! Hope you have a great thanksgiving!