J planned to cook the traditional American fare for dinner, while her mother planned on making some Chinese dishes to supplement. Her parent's friends also contributed some Chinese dishes for dinner. Below is a pictorial spread of our Thanksgiving eats.
J "salting" the turkey before it going into the oven. Below, the turkey in the oven for an hour.
The finished turkey (aka the one that didn't receive the presidential pardon).
J also debut this new appetizer - bacon wrapped dates then deep fried. Ohmygosh they were deliciousness! The sweet taste of the date balanced out the salty fried bacon. Perfect combination! I must try this out at Christmas dinner with The Boy and his family.
Chocolate cake from Firehook Bakery.
Gosh, now I want to eat some of that turkey that J's mom packed for me.