Life: weekly recap

Last week my in-laws arrived. It’s their first time visiting us and they will stay until Sofia arrives. Sofia is such a lucky girl to have almost the whole family waiting for her arrival! 🙂

It was a good week at work, I got to know more people and more work-related issues in the new division. Unfortunately I won’t be able to start working on exciting projects yet because I’ll take maternity leave any moment, so basically just learning and meeting people.

Saturday: a friend of mine invited us to her new house, and her parents who are in visiting prepared us a good spread of chinese food


sautéed bell pepper with smoked tofu and pork


chicken with bell pepper and green pea


marinated beef


bok choy with shiitake and black fungus


chinese greens


marinated chicken wings


sliced eggs and cucumber




spicy tofu soup


As you can see, the food is very similar to what my mom cooks because they’re also from Shanghai.

We chatted for hours until I had to request to leave because my legs started to swelling due to sitting for long time.

Sunday: I made two batches of peanut butter cookies, one for Star and one for Star’s parents.


Peanut Butter cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar (replaced by NuNaturals baking blend for the other batch)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (Trader Joe’s, unsalted creamy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

1. Beat softened butter for 2 min.

2. Add sugar, beat for another 2 min.

3. Add egg and PB, mix.

4. Incorporate flour in 2-3 batches.

5. Leave the dough in the fridge for 1 hour.

6. Form cookies and bake at 325F for 20 min.

Star’s mom is diabetic, so I made the second batch without sugar. I used NuNaturals baking blend and it tastes pretty good.

I spent the rest of the Sunday reading while the rest of the family went to outlet for some shopping.  Finished Baby Laughs and had some good laughs! 🙂

started Happier at Home

I enjoyed a lot her previous book, The Happiness Project, so when this one came out, I ordered it right away. I enjoy being at home a lot, and want to learn to be even happier! 😉

It was a relaxed weekend. I don’t know whether the next one would be as relaxed as this one, maybe with a new family member? I’m ready to receive her any day but meanwhile I enjoyed some alone time!

Q: What do you do when you’re alone at home? What do you enjoy the most about being at home?



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2 responses to “Life: weekly recap

  1. kristaskravings

    I so enjoy when you post Asian eats! They always look so appetizing.

    When I’m home alone I will usually read or bake something. I’m not home alone often, though! 😉

  2. My days of being home alone are over for now, but when I did, I loved reading books and watching movies 🙂 Hope you are feeling well!!

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