Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Thanks SO much for all your birthday and Happy Thanksgiving wishes! Len, Cornelius and I just returned from 10 days in Hawai’i, where we
gorged ourselves feasted amicably with ever-charming friends and relatives.
Every day was a delicious new adventure of visiting favorite restaurants and savoring a nice variety of multi-ethnic flavors — everything from teriyaki butterfish to Italian pasta to kalua pig. Of course my mom served mandu (dumpling soup) our first night there, and each morning began with half a sweet, juicy papaya.
You know you’re in Hawai’i when there’s sushi on the Thanksgiving table,
but we did recruit our token haole, Len, to mash the potatoes.
Cornelius was thrilled that instead of pumpkin pie, we got to try something new: Pumpkin Crunch lovingly prepared by my sister-in-law Alison:
It was great celebrating our birthdays together,
having dim sum at the Chinese Cultural Plaza,
lunch at the Waikele Country Club,
shave ice at Aoki’s,
and at Kokonuts (where President Obama goes).
I daresay Cornelius got more than his fair share of attention at our Willows family dinner.
While we were loading our plates with prime rib, crab legs,
Cornelius was busy making new friends
and being positively pampered by several of the beautiful ladies present:
We’ll be sharing a few more pics of our foodie field trips later this week, but for now we’d like to introduce you to Hatley, a birthday gift and the newest resident of the alphabet soup kitchen. So, these questions remain: Can this moose make mousse?
And can Cornelius eat even more desserts?
Stay tuned, and have a terrific week!!
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