Monday, November 26, 2012

Quiet Thanksgiving

Last year's Thanksgiving we surprised our extended family with the news that we had decided to move to Shanghai.  All of Baba's family and some uncles, aunts and cousins were visiting Melbourne, FL when we broke the news.  Hard to believe it has been a year since that day.

This year's Thanksgiving day dinner was just us since our kids were the only ones that had the days off as a holiday.  All the other local schools and all businesses worked on Thursday and Friday.  It was my first working Thanksgiving, well since I played high school football on turkey-day.

YangMei found a nice 12 lb. turkey, for 400 RMB ($60), mashed some potatoes, boiled some brussel sprouts and baked a pumkin pie.  It was a very yummy meal!
Our 12lb turkey, a little late for a photo but it was very good!

Here's our Thanksgiving day feast!

Turkey, potatoes, brussel sprouts, mushrooms,
squash and carrots.  No stuffing this year...

But we did manage to have the traditional pumpkin pie.
Do you remember those pumpkins from Halloween?
 This weekend we also witnessed some foliage for the first time in many, many years.  The first leaves our kids have seen change colors (other than green to brown) since we lived in FL.
A miniature maple tree in our front yard.  

These leaves will be gone in a few days since the compound
workers will rake them up almost daily!


  1. Happy belated Thanksgiving! That is a cute little turkey :-) Glad you were able to locate one over there.

    On an unrelated note- Saw Skyfall recently and thought of you. Part of the movie was shot in downtown Shanghai. What an impressive metropolis.

  2. It's impressive that the new downtown area has only been constructed in the last 20 years. They just continue to build here since they feel like they have to spend their money on something.

    Thanks for your notes! I'm happy that someone is reading our blog!

  3. I'm with Ciaomai (sp?!) on the pumpkin pie-- looks delish!