This year we hosted my family at our house. We’ve never had so much space, I mean just two years ago we were eating Thanksgiving meal in New York on TV trays and last year we were still living with Russell’s parents. So it felt like a real accomplishment to be able to seat and feed my whole family in our new home.
My mom, dad, and brother drove up from Fresno. My sister and her boyfriend flew in from LA. She’s already spoiling Baby Satski with cute outfits to add to his growing wardrobe.
Russell gets all the credit for the cooking. He made a delicious prime rib, brussel sprouts with bacon, roasted rainbow carrots, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. I made a pear and pomegranate salad and the desserts- traditional pumpkin pie and a midnight pumpkin pie (with chocolate).
My mom didn’t know what to do with herself, she kept hovering around the kitchen trying to help. But she did a lot of preparation for the weekend as well, bringing a Korean feast for the next day: spicy pork ribs, kimchi jigae, Korean salad, galbi, and my favorite kkakkdugi (cubed radish kimchi).
I loved having the house full of loved ones. In between all the eating, we also went on some walks around the neighborhood…
and a really fun hike in Marin County, more pictures on Thursday!