For westerners in Taiwan, Christmas can present a bit of a conundrum — where can you get a real homecooked Christmas meal, with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings? You can go to a restaurant, but you may end up overpaying for a meal that's just so-so, and who goes to a crowded restaurant on Christmas, anyway?
This year, we have a better idea for Christmas dinner — we're making our own!
On the afternoon of 12/25, we're getting together at the URS155 kitchen to prepare our own Christmas meal.
With the exception of the turkey (the only thing we need to order out, because our oven is a commercial baking oven a tad too short for a bird!), we'll be preparing everything ourselves. That includes:
* mashed potatoes & gravy
* real cranberry sauce
* sweet potato casserole
* green bean casserole
* pumpkin pie baked from scratch
* cookies baked from scratch
* mulled wine
Over dinner, we'll exchange gifts and have some other festive activities (family traditions, anyone?)
Here's the schedule:
Seats are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Sign up at:
Eating Only (arrive at 6 & eat with us!): $800
Cooking & Eating (arrive at 3 & cook with us!): $600
+ all participants should prepare a *wrapped* gift for our gift exchange!
(value: $200NT or less — handmade also great!)