Feast of Nations

Feast of Nations—A Multinational Thanksgiving

When: Saturday, 17 November 2012 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: SED 250 (Phi Theta Lambda room)
Deadline: Thursday, 15 November 2012 at midnight

The SED Graduate Student Association would like to invite you to join us at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to the traditional turkey and fixings, provided by the GSA, we ask that you bring a traditional dish from your family to share with the SED family. If you have local family members, bring them along so that they can meet your fellow students and tell us the funny stories that always come up at family celebrations.

Thanksgiving is the United State’s traditional harvest festival where the community comes together to enjoy a common meal and to give thanks for a prosperous year. Our celebration extends the local community to the international community. Come and share your dish with other SED students, try their dishes and learn about their traditional harvest festival celebrations.

Sign up here by telling us about traditional dish you will bring to the celebration. Note: we need you to sign up so that we know how much turkey and side dishes to order. The deadline to sign up is Thursday 16 November 2012 at midnight (because we have to order the food on Friday).

Broccoli Salad

November 15th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Emily A. is bringing broccoli salad. It is better than it sounds! — Family favorite with homemade dressing. Just to add a little balance to all the desserts!


We will need a lot of balance Saturday afternoon.


November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Chong P. is bringing Baklava—Turkish sweet pastry filled with chopped pistachios and syrup.


Now this is really getting into the spirit of the celebration!

Mushrooms Supreme

November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Bernie L. is bringing mushrooms supreme (a family favorite). Fresh succulent mushrooms, sauteed, and served in a beef gravy with melted Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.

We ran out of two trays last year! I’d call it a side-dish, but I have been known to eat a plateful of just this. Bernie’s  sister makes him send her a casserole dish of it every Thanksgiving.

Spicy Cauliflower with Meat

November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Mengjie D. is bringing stir fried cauliflower together with meat. It is salty and a little spicy.


Good thing we have FitRec…

Chocolate Brownies

November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Sookyoung L. is bringing a global favorite—brownies.


Just think of all the work we will get done by not having to eat for a few days after this event.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Megan M. is bringing something that is always a family favorite… pumpkin pie. Megan tells us that she, “recently discovered the way to make individual pumpkin pies in muffin tins!”


This is great information for apartment dwellers.

Broccoli and Shrimp

November 14th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Yawei Z. is making broccoli and shrimp.


Is anybody else starting to drool?

Cola Chicken Wings

November 13th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Ivy Z. is bringing cola chicken wings, a dish that is quite popular in China. It uses soy sauce and cola to braise chicken wings.


This dish sounds very interesting. It opens up a whole new source of ingredients for recipes.

Kung Pao Chicken

November 13th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Wen T. is coming with kung pao chicken: stir-fried chicken cubes with dried red pepper, cucumber, carrot, with a mix of sour, sweet and spicy tastes.


Who else is getting hungry?

Egg Fried Rice

November 12th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Sophia L. and Qilin Y. are bringing traditional Chinese egg fried rice which is a staple of home cooking.

Wow! Tag-team cooking…


November 12th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Xin X. is bringing dumplings. She writes, “It is kind of traditional Chinese food during festivals. It consists of pork/chicken and some basic vegetables such as cabbage and tomatoes.”

After this party, nobody will have to eat until, well Thanksgiving proper!

Cranberry Sauce

November 9th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Kelly F. is bringing cranberry sauce because cranberries are always a part of my traditional Thanksgiving.


Will this be the whole berry sauce or the jelly-like sauce? Join us and tell us which is your favorite…

Something Savory…

November 8th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Rheem A.G. is coming and has not decided what to make yet but it will mostly be a savory side dish.


Is everybody else getting hungry yet???

Suspiros – A Panamanian Dessert

November 8th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Eva R.  is bringing Suspiros which is a Panamanian dessert that is one of the kids’ favorites. It looks like spiral cookies made of cornstarch, cinnamon, butter and eggs.

(Because we are all kids at heart, I sense trouble with this one…)

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

November 8th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Brian B. informs us that they eat a lot of meat an potatoes in the Mojave Desert. I’ll bring the potatoes.

Hot Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

November 5th, 2012 in Events, Feast of Nations.

Garisbel S. tells us that, “We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Colombia, but I will be making a traditional dessert from the USA.”

Good thing Gabrisel came on our apple picking excursion.

Sweet and Sour Pork Chop

October 23rd, 2012 in Feast of Nations.

Jiani W. is coming with Sweet and sour pork chop—Small pork chop cooked and simmered in thick sweet and sour sauce.

Homemade Chocolate Fudge

September 30th, 2012 in Feast of Nations.

Tom H. will be bringing chocolate fudge to the Feast-of-Nations Thanksgiving Celebration.

This is the dessert after the dessert for our family.  After the pies and puddings were gone, everybody got a couple of pieces of fudge. We made the fudge the night before, and whoever was most helpful in preparing for Thanksgiving got to ‘lick the pan’ that the fudge was made in. Needless to say my brother, sister, and I were always very helpful that week, and we usually shared the pan.