Last night, Tia and I got the gang together and celebrated the Year of the Horse in style!
There was lots of cooking of food…
Tia’s contribution of wonton and hot & sour soup:
Fried noodles (the longer the noodles, the longer your life!) with chicken and peppers, beef & tomato fried rice, mandarin oranges (lucky to eat because the word for these in Chinese sounds like “gold” – we’re all about the food puns), bok choy with shitake mushrooms, BBQ pork and roast pork, and lettuce wraps with pork & oyster filling. Mm, mm, good.
Chinese New Year is all about getting together with your loved ones and celebrating a new year, obviously, so it was great to have our little Chicago family come together 🙂 I’m guessing everyone liked the food?
Also, we ended the evening with some epic games of Jenga (Red Sox edition – Boston represent!)…
Anyone have their own special events (cultural or otherwise) you like to celebrate in a particular way each year? I can’t imagine ever not eating some of these foods for Chinese New Year!