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Invitation to Thanksgiving Celebration 2012

  • Nov 22, 2012 · 4:00 PM
  • Jonathan's House


Here's the tentative menu! Thank you very much, David Schwartz, for being a master chef this year! I'll be happy to be your sous chef)

-Brined Turkey with Pomegranate Juice

-Dried Fruit Stuffing

-Wild Mushroom Shallot Gravy

-Pomegranate Gravy

-Cranberry Pinot Noir Sauce

-Whole Baked Yams with Spicy Molasses Butter

-Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic & Lemon Vinaigrette

-Mashed Butternut Squash with Polenta

-Caramelized Sweet Potato

-Grazed carrots with Pecans

-Green Beans with Sage and Shiitake Mushrooms




-Homemade guava and calamansi juice

Attendees, if you'd like to come early to help cook, please let me know.

The address is only given to the attendees who have paid. Thank you!



Dear members,

Since I've got a new full-time job in September, my life's been changed drastically, but this would never change. The tradition of Thanksgiving meetup - cooking and eating together with other members on Thanksgiving day like one big family.)

I started the tradition 6 years ago; being from another country, state, city, town, and away or estranged from own family for whatever reasons, holiday could be the toughest time of the year ironically for people like us and I wanted to do something about it.

We are a group of people who love to eat and cook. Why not get together on Thanksgiving day and cook, talk and eat together instead of sitting alone? If you have nowhere to go, come join us! If you don't cook, please come and help us decorate the house!)

This year, Jonathan will open his house again for this very special meetup again, and I need helpers too. The menu including turkey and other traditional dishes will be announced later, but check the past years' menu below.

If you'd like to join, please make a prepayment of $28 by Paypal and the address will be sent to you.

Thank you, Jonathan and Flora, for your generosity again and hope we'll have a nice celebration!




Past menus:


-Brined turkey with apple cider, juniper berries

-Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing

-Bourbon-Cranberry Compote

-Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables

-Sweet Potatoes w Pecan and Parmesan

-Carrots with Tahini Dressing

-Creamed Haricot Vert and Corn Casserole

-Kale with Currants, Lemon and Olives

-Canela Tea


-Wine and other drinks


-Maple Brined Turkey Accompanied by Giblet Gravy

-Grilled Pork and Beef

-Italian Cheese Cups

-Fresh Fruits Basket

-Roasted Corn and Arugula Salad in Honey Thyme Dressing

-Caeser's Salad

-Warm Broccoli

-Glazed Baby Carrots with Pecans

-Warm Green Beans with Sage and Shiitake Mushroom

-Candied Sweet Potato and Praline Casserole


-Mashed Potato Casserole

-Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

-Apple Raisin Sourdough Stuffing

-Corn Bread

-Cranberry Sauce

-Caramel FlanPumpkin Pie

-A Seasonal Pie

-Apple Cider Punch and Wine

-Wines and Margarita


-BBQed Brined Turkey

-Cornbread Dressing

-Candied Sweet Potatoes

-Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

-Broccoli and Spinach Casserole

-Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

-Glazed Baby Carrots with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

-Mustard Green and Sausage

-Couscous with Fresh Cranberries

-Cranberry Sauce


-Butter Rolls

-Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie

-Orange-Cranberry Sherbet

-Apple Crumble with Three Kinds of Apples

-Wines and Refreshments

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  • Flora

    Had a lot of fun. Great group of people.

    November 22, 2012

  • Sally

    Thanks for the payment Flora, pls email to [masked] and I will email you the address. Looking forward to seeing you again!

    November 22, 2012

  • Sally

    Flora, call or text me for the address. [masked] thanks

    November 22, 2012

  • Sally

    Dave will be there at 9:30, I'll arrive by 10am to start cook and some members will be there around 11:30am and around 1pm. You can come anytime, and basically we cook together following the recipes. Any help is welcome)) Thank you, and looking forward to meeting you!

    November 21, 2012

  • Sally

    Address info has been sent. Please check your Spam box. I'll email you again now.

    November 21, 2012

  • Stefhan

    Any details for this being sent? Not sure where "somewhere" is, and what, if anything, I can do to help? Thanks

    November 21, 2012

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