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?