Sunday evening we had my Korean friend Jiyoung and her family over for a Christmas dinner. I have known Jiyoung since we lived here last time. She babysat Zoe before she was even 1! Now she babysits for Avi, too, and she has become such a good friend! We had dinner, the kids played, and we sat around chatting about Korean and American idiosyncrasies for a long while. What a fun night!
I made a big Christmas feast with a turkey and all the traditional sides from scratch…plus a fresh pumpkin pie from one of my pumpkins we grew out back! I also made fresh cream. I’ve gotten to be a bit of a snob about real whipped cream since I learned how easy it is and how it tastes so much better than store bought. It was a hit. I’m not normally blogging about food stuff, but here comes more: I have used a new turkey technique twice now that I love so much I must mention it. It’s called “High-Heat Roasted Turkey” in my trusty-old-beat up-Arlo-chewed Joy of Cooking book. Look it up! Only takes two hours and comes out nice and juicy.