This year, we split our time between hubby's family and my family, and lucky for us, that means not one, but TWO Christmas dinners!
Our families are prime examples of how there are many different ways to celebrate the holidays. One tradition is Asian style (over Korean BBQ or Chinese food), while another is the traditional American feast at home. Here are some pictures of how we feasted over the holiday. After all, remember food is just the accessory when you're surrounded by the people you love!
While visiting family in New Jersey on Christmas Eve, we wandered over to Chung Sol Bat in Edison for a fantastic Korean BBQ dinner. The portion sizes were plentiful and the quality of food was very good. Everything is shared amongst your party and the meats are cooked right in the middle of the table. If you're ever in the area, this place is a solid choice!
|Assortment of banchan (small side dishes) were shared with the table|
|Kalbi cooking over hot coals|
|Almost ready to eat!|
|The whole spread. Plentiful? YES!|
|Fried bean curd, and an assortment of mushrooms. (Notice the beautiful flowers cut into those mushroom tops? Daddy Piggy has masterful knife skills.)|
|Vermicelli noodles, egg noodles, fish balls and meat balls|
|(From L to R) Two types of beef, chicken, shrimp, mussels, squid|
|Shabu shabu spread with all the sauces too!|
|All the family digging in.|
When planning a get together, keep these fun, interactive and non-traditional options in mind!
How did you celebrate the holidays?
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a 2012 filled with peace, hope and love! Be safe!