Our new year was low key, just how I wanted. To be with the family and relax.
We Tony first finished building Christmas City Lego
so proud of the duo 😀 (basically Tony tries to build it, Sofia tries to destroy it, and repeat! :D)
I took Sofia and my parents for brunch one day
had the most beautiful avocado toast! It’s really easy to make but so good. Toast + smashed avocado + feta cheese + tomato + green onion + poached egg. If I’d make at home, I’ll omit the feta cheese and replace poached egg by fried egg.
On a cold Sunday, I started my day with a run, with my lovely husband. As you can see from the pics, it was a dreading run for him, but glad he finished the 3 miles. I then run another 8. 11 miles on 1/1. 🙂
usual breakfast tastes even better after a long run
then we did groceries and prepared a Chinese meal for the family
and an international meal for dinner. Poached salmon with mushroom in sherry sauce. First time trying sherry… I like the taste but didn’t dare to put too much at first, so the final product lacked the distinct sherry flavor. I’ll do better next time.
Monday was still holiday so we had friends over for lunch… The girls got to play dolls…
the grow ups got to make dumplings
Sofia loves playing with Tiantian, once again because Tiantian basically follows Sofia’s lead. Sofia is a natural leader… or want to be 🙂
and when Lizzy is up, she joined the big girls… Sofia always so sweet with her little sister
while chinese dumpling was being made, I made the beef taco station
the final food table, a mix of chinese and international food
it was my first time making taco, so easy and so tasty! It’s definitely a crowd pleasing meal. and it’s fun to assemble it too, a competition of who gets more filling in!
our new year started with the tone for the year… good run, good time with family and friends, and good food. 🙂