We finally celebrated Chinese New Years last night. Malia was very excited and could hardly wait! Ruth and Wayne and their kids came over for supper. I enjoyed the challenge of trying to get everyhing ready at the right time. It didn't quite work out, but it still turned out fine. I usually only make one dish at a time, so this was a challenge. There was a lot of prep work and then everything needed to be cooked at about the same time.
Our menu included:
Deep Fried Spring Rolls (made from scratch)
Stir-fried Veggies with Noodles
Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice
I was very proud of our kids. The tried everything, even the Crab Soup which had mushrooms and bamboo shoots in it!
I had great intentions of taking lots of pictures, but got caught up in cooking and eating and forgot. My poor camera spent most of the evening on the cupboard. . . waiting for me to notice it!
We also enjoyed a variety of Chinese style goodies. Malia loved the soy beans and devoured them quickly! Note the barrette in Malia's hair. The boys combed and styled her hair. . .not bad!