Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chinese New Year Dinner

January 23, 2012, Year of the Dragon.....

This year on Chinese New Year we celebrated at home.  Emily invited a few special guests to dinner; Grandma and Grandpa Great and Grandma Connie.  Daddy took Emily to buy flowers to remind us that new things can always grow. We decorated with red lanterns and dragons.  Red means good luck and happiness in China. We put the tiny tangerines in a bowl that stand for money and good luck. We put some chocolate coins in the red envelopes. Emily put on her pretty pink Chinese dress (thank you "M" family for bringing this back from China), and my hubby in his Chinese shirt. I stayed in pj's as I began the meal prep.  We served Edamame beans, pork with hot mustard, egg drop soup, shrimp fried rice, Szechuan chicken, and the dessert came from a local Asian store that I do not know what it really was, kind of like a doughnut only not as soft. We toasted plum wine and drank hot tea.  It really was a lovely dinner.  I think I am starting to get the hang of making a few Chinese dishes. So far the Szechuan Chicken is my favorite.
Note to self that I need to get myself ready before the doorbell rings and our guests are arriving. LOL....

Enjoy the pics...

Chinese New Year Dinner (yes that is a snowman in the back ;) )

Our Family

Grandma & Grandpa Great with Emily 

Grandma Connie and Emily