At family gatherings I am the undisputed head chef and I typically steer away from what is considered traditional for the occasion and let my culinary imagination run wild. I'm not always successful but my mom, brother, and sister are always happy to help/eat.
And then grandma moved in.
I love grandma and as the matriarch grandma gets what grandma wants. Even if it means a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
To satisfy my need to be different and in charge I made pink mashed potatoes and invited a pack of pandas to join the party. Here is our Panda Thanksgiving in pictures.
Photographs by Jan Tu. See even more pictures in the Panda Thanksgiving Flickr set.
Now I want pandas at my next family feast.