Happy Chinese New Year!

CNY 2013

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!  May the year of snake bring you much joy and prosperity!

Glee and ToanGlee1

This week Glee’s cousin, Toan came to visit us from China. He’s a really good cook and he had offered to help me with making Wonton and Dumplings so that we can have them for Chinese New Year this Sunday!

Toan and GleeGlee

We spend a full afternoon catching up and wrapping wontons and dumplings. Glee enjoyed making dumplings so much that she was there until all the dumplings were done.  We made over 150 dumplings and 100 wontons.  The really nice thing about dumplings and wontons are you can really preserve them in the freezer for up to a month and they make quick and easy dinners.

Napa Dumplings MixtureWonton Mixture

We made 3 different flavours of dumplings: Mushroom, Napa and Chives.  What we did was do the meat mixtures all in one bowl and separate them into 3 parts and then add each vegetables to each mixture before wrapping.

To celebrate our culture and New Year, I decided to make this week an Asian week. Here’s your Weekly Shopping List and meal plans.

Wonton Noodle Soup

Wonton Noodle Soup

Chinese Pork Dumplings

Finished Dumplings

Pan Fried Porgy with Oyster Sauce Greens

Pan fried Porgy with Oyster Sauce Greens

Corn Soup with Shrimp, Avocado and Tomatoes

Corn Soup with Shrimp, Avocado and Tomatoes

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice with soup

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