Sun Nien Fai Lok! (Happy New Year)
Finally, a good excuse to bring out all my asianware.
- First we brought out all of my asian dishes and set the table. Chinese dishes and decor are so beautiful. I knew before we built our house two years ago that I wanted an asian dining room.
- Next we put animals on our dishes. Collin was born in the year of the sheep so he colored and cut out a sheep for his plate. Carlee was born in the year of the rooster, I was in the year of the horse, and Eric was born in the year of the dragon.
- Collin helped me make paper Chinese lanterns to decorate the table. He did an excellent job cutting on the dotted lines and was proud of himself.
- Food time. I made one Chinese dish that I thought all of my picky eaters would enjoy: ham fried rice. I also made terriyaki vegetable chicken stir-fry for me. I love anything stir-fry.
- I also made a yummy Chinese dessert. It was called "Raspberry Almond Float" and it was an almond gelatin covered with a raspberry lime puree. I was supposed to put coconut on top, but I forgot. Collin thought the raspberries were too sour but little miss Carlee liked it!
- Now it was time to eat. I had a hard time getting Collin to try it; he's just as picky as his father. I'm so glad Carlee ate it up although she didn't really like the stir-fry.
I wanted to play Chinese games and read the kids a few Chinese short stories but by the time dinner was done and cleaned up I ran out of energy. Oh well, I guess I'll save them in a folder for next year!