Thanksgiving is the time of the year when American families get together to feast, a tradition started by the early English settlers (in Dec 1619) to give thanks for their harvest.
Since my family isn’t here, Thanksgiving is a time for me to be with friends, makan and play mad games. Almost every year, I go to Peter’s home for Thanksgiving, doing it potluck style.
I made my favorite Sweet Potato Casserole, and topped mine with both Glazed Pecans and mini marshmallows. Most people make either versions, but I wanted to have contrasting textures by having an all-in-one dish (crunchy & soft). It turned out so delicious I wanted to make more! This is one of those traditional American dishes I love to eat, partly because it’s a relatively easy to make side-dish which seems more like a warm dessert.
Of course we couldn’t just eat Sweet Potato Casserole for Thanksgiving, so others contributed as well. My housemate Hai Lee made Italian pasta salad to bring along, which was quick to make and great as an appetizer. When we arrived at Peter’s place, he had already prepared his delicious stuffed Turkey, his tasty stuffing, sweet carrots, and garlic mashed potatoes. To top it off, we finished off with his home made Creme Brulee for dessert.
In between the glorious food, we got to try out Peter’s new $160 Rock Band Xbox 360 game (the one with two guitars, a drum set and a mic for the singer). With Peter and my housemates, Kenny and Hai Lee, already Guitar Hero veterans, we formed a band with me frontin’ as singer. Florence, who celebrated her birthday recently, helped with the camera work.
I belted my grungy heart out to the likes of Nirvana’s In Bloom, Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So, Hole’s Celebrity Skin and Radiohead’s Creep. My favorite tune of the night had to be Beastie Boy’s Sabotage, of course.
There’s something quite artard about the game though; Rock Band made us replay these song over again and again just to unlock new ones. It’s not exactly fun singing the same thing a gazillion times, so we gave up and enter the cheat code just to unlock everything.
How was your Thanksgiving?
I bet it’s nothing as violent as this though…