How was your weekend? Ours was very nice and...as this post will show...it was ALL about the food! LOL
Saturday around 4 p.m. we went over to Bonnie & Zhongren's (Mailing's parents) to celebrate the Lunar New Year and also Zhongren's birthday (which is today). Of course there was dumpling making.
Here are just some of the dumplings ready to be cooked
Colin was appropriately attired in red.
And the table was loaded. Along with the dumplings, Bonnie had made some delicious dishes: some fish, short ribs, another beef dish, eggplant, cauliflower with mushrooms, pickled radishes and cabbage, pickled garlic, potatoes. Everything was delicious!
Mailing had made a black sesame cake for dessert.
That is the symbol for Ox (this new year is the year of the ox). We were sent home with leftovers which is wonderful!!
Valentine's Day dawned and I made us some blueberry & pecan pancakes for breakfast (forgot to take a picture). It still felt pretty raw to me yesterday, so I decided to make a big pot of curried shrimp chowder for dinner. This is such an easy (quick) and delicious meal. I got everything chopped and ready.
And then in no time the soup was simmering on the stove.
In between all the food consumption I did find some time to knit a little and stitch a little. I'll save those pictures for another post.
Per Fletecher, our temps are supposed to moderate a bit this week. There is still quite a bit of snow on the ground and icicles are hanging off the house and shrubs. I just keep remembering that each Monday brings us that much closer to March 20th and SPRING!!
Wishing you all an enjoyable week ahead!