Chinese New Year 2009 is the Year of the Ox. We had our annual Chinese New Year Dinner on March 14th with 35 guests attending. Here I am in my Chinese dress.
THE CHEF - DENNIS! He works hard preparing all the food for the evening. He starts several weeks in advance shopping for his special ingredients at the Chinese markets. We usually make a trip to Las Vegas around the middle of January. Most things you can get here but some things you have to get at the Chinese market. He is a fabulous cook and everything he made turned out so yummy and delicious!
The menu was as follows:
Paper Wrapped Chicken
Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce
Corn Egg Flower Soup
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Ham Fried Rice
Mandarin Orange Sherbet topped with Mandarin Oranges
We played games and socialized after dinner. We always play a Chinese game called pop, pop, pop. It is named that for the firecrackers they light off at New Year's.
Here we are after the dinner cleaning up. My sisters-in-law Helen (left) and Nadine (right) worked hard after the dinner helping clean up the dishes, kitchen and dining room. What would I have ever done without them? Thank you very much!
It was a fun evening and good to just sit back and relax after it was all over. Until next year.
Dennis had a long day! Another triumph, my dear!
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