Sunday, May 27, 2007
For most Americans, the Memorial Day weekend opens summer barbecue season. So for my cousin's graduation dinner, one of my other cousins requested Carne Asada (Mexican Grilled Meat), but I've also updated that post with pictures from this time because they were so much tastier-looking. See? I made the salsa too. My brother made Vietnamese lemongrass chicken drumsticks per my instructions, so technically it's my recipe right? ;)
More chicken, banh beo, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Egg Rolls), mi xao (Vietnamese stir-fried noodles.)
There's my carne asada with fixins', homemade Salsa Fresca, cucumber salad. There's also lotus root salad, pork skewers, and pasta salad.
Cream and red sauce pastas.
Really, really thick burgers.
Hot dogs, of course.
My brother's girlfriend brought this mango cake from Olympic Bakery in Temple City. Pretty isn't it? I was slicing it for everyone and it all disappeared before I could get a slice myself. :(
The homemade desserts table. Lil' sis made the chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
My cousin even stuffed the cupcakes with whipped cream.
My cousin's friend brought the Marie Callender's custard pie...
... and strawberry pie.
And fruit salad.