Thanksgiving 2015

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.

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I invited some friends over to celebrate with us

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other dishes included a kale-sprouts-cranberries salad

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sweet potato casserole

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Turkey deconstructed

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some chinese dishes that my friends brought

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herb onion stuffing

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the feast!

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Sofia was helping out too

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Yesterday we went to Alexandria’s boats lighting event. It was full of people and beautifully decorated boats.

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and the streets were all decorated for the Christmas already

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Today we went to the playground to release some energy

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and the rest of the day just running errands and resting. It is a nice slow weekend.

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