My Thanksgiving Dinner

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A fraction of the dessert choices from Thanksgiving dinner. The Hyatt offered a Thanksgiving feast in Jinan. In addition to the food on this plate, there was an abundance of choices: seafood, cheese, salad, sushi, pizza, hamburger, turkey, cranberry, pumpkin-potato mash with truffle oil, lamb, steak, rabbit, hotpot, Guangzhou barbecue chicken, corn, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, red and green, and even more desserts.

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Mooncakes

As we approach Autumn Festival, store after store is plying holiday mooncakes to their customers. They can be like mini fruitcakes, i.e. not that welcome, but I’ve found a few that are tasty. It’s all a matter of what’s inside and the secret is not to eat the whole thing, just say a quarter of one. You can buy them for 4 – 8 rmb each or in fancy gift sets.