After our two weeks in Shanghai, Tony and Sofia came back on Monday 11/23 (one day late than expected because their flight got cancelled after waiting for 6 hours! poor Sofia and Tony!). I stayed in Beijing until Thursday 11/26 (yes Thanksgiving day!) for work. So we had a delayed Thanksgiving dinner.
Although the house was a mess and we were all dealing with jet lag, it was our first Thanksgiving together as a family so I still wanted to have a proper celebrating, including baking a 20-lbs turkey!
It was a 2 days adventure. First 24 hours was to soak the turkey in a solution with salt and herb, then next 12 hours was to dry it, and then 5 hours more baking, checking every 45 min until it was finally done. But the final product was a golden delicious tender turkey! We were so proud of ourselves.
I invited some friends over to celebrate with us
other dishes included a kale-sprouts-cranberries salad
sweet potato casserole
some chinese dishes that my friends brought
herb onion stuffing
Sofia was helping out too
Yesterday we went to Alexandria’s boats lighting event. It was full of people and beautifully decorated boats.
and the streets were all decorated for the Christmas already
Today we went to the playground to release some energy
and the rest of the day just running errands and resting. It is a nice slow weekend.