Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Should Have Been Chinese

My favorite craft blog, Little Birdie Secrets, has posted a few ideas about celebrating Chinese New Year. With little thought, I decided to celebrate it also! We invited a few friends over and partied, (but not too hard.) I made Chinese Egg Rolls from this recipe except I added some green onions. It was so easy and tasted SO YUMMY!!! That was my first time making them, but definitely not my last. The Sims brought Sweet and Sour Chicken and the Gardners brought rice and fortune cookies. A tasty Chinese dinner.

Cadence and Carolyn-Kate enjoyed playing together.
Sneaky little Cooper grabbed his container of food while I ate a bite of my food and dumped it all over himself! Look at those big mischievious eyes trying to say "I don't know how this happened. I definitely didn't do it!" The Sims lived in China for a year teaching English. They brought some funky red Chinese decorations and told us how to pose if we were Chinese tourists - except they said we shouldn't smile.





I think I will make this a yearly tradition. Next year, the party will be bigger and better
(more authentic.) I will do more research on this holiday. I had more things planned, but I got to babysit a friend's son and didn't get to plan as much as I wanted. It is the year of the Ox. I should have been Chinese!

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a great tradition! I have never made egg rolls, but I do love to eat them.

Katey said...

Look at you go...the fun just never ends. I hope I'm a cool mom like you! :)

Kimberleigh said...

Where do you get your energy to party? You are a party girl! Your egg rolls look delicious! I've never dared make them--but they look like a lot of work. I'm going to need a nap now!

Tina said...

The egg rolls look yummy. I may have to try them one of these days. Is there a specialty store in the valley to get the wraps??
Celebrating the Chinese New Year sounds fun. I think you did a great job. Very cool!

Token Asian Friend said...

HA! You know Levi Sim??? Ask him about eating Crickets in Tainan. Tell him that it still disgusts me....

Mick and Tiff said...

What a small world.... . I totally know Levi and Jen. Levi is my BIL's brother. (That would be Mick's sister's husband.) How funny! Are you in their ward? Looks like a blast!

thegardnerthree said...

they were deeeeeelicious egg rolls!!!!!