Monday, February 11, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013

We celebrated Chinese New Year by ourselves this year.  Would have been nice to have someone over...but alas that was not meant to be.  In the end we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a great celebration!
 Of all the Chinese meals I have ever prepared, this was by far the favorite.  Thanks Paige for your inspiration!  We had steamed buns, dumplings, and Hot Pot.  We all LOVED the Hot Pot and couldn't get enough of it. 
Raina and Malia were both determined to eat with chopsticks, and somehow managed to poke and prode the food into their mouths.  It was rather comical at times!

It blesses my heart to be privileged to have 2 beautiful and sweet Chinese angels to celebrate with.  Malia literally lit up as we prepared and when I thanked God for the blessing of having Chinese girls in our family her grin spread from ear to ear...yes, I was peeking while praying!  :)
We also tried some Chinese candy...Haw Flakes.  Haw Flakes are made from a fruit called hawthorn.  The candy is formed into disk like shapes and has a unique taste.  Unique may not be the correct word to accurately describe this candy as it has made the list of the Most Disgusting Candy Ever Made!  I didn't think the candy tasted all that bad although it has a gritty texture.  Our girls loved them, and asked for more.  The boys were content to only have one!


Paige said...

Hot pot is our favourite chinese meal! And since it is so similar to a fondue, it is easy to do. We went out for a traditional hot pot this year -- downtown, in a back alleyway, next to a homeless shelter! But it was so good and the staff loved the littles and asked lots of questions!

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

what is your hot pot recipe?? I think we might want to try it.