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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cooking with Kids II - The Goof Offs

One of the things you have to accept about cooking with kids, is that from time to time they are not going to be on the same page. Such was the case for our belated Chinese New Year celebration,d we had our next door neighbor Lucy over for help. I suppose that was the problem - Lucy was the only one really interested. The others were goofing off, so I had to disappoint Lucy in order to get dinner on the table. A simple stir-fry of pork, red pepper, dried black mushrooms, etc. with longevity noodles.

I'd like to claim the potsticker dumplings. I am good at them, but not that good. These were made by the skilled hands of Mrs. Du. She is a neighbor who came over from China last fall - I am pretty sure her only word of English is "hello". Her grandson Kevin has been in the same class as Alison since Kindergarten. Yes, in times of trouble we often ask ourselves - what would Kevin Du? The dumplings were great!!!!!

2 comments:

Valerie said...

It's not really a belated celebration-- as I understand it, Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days. I'm going to be cooking from one of my Chinese cookbooks (Florence Lin's book on noodles, dumplings and breads) this weekend and will be trying quite a few new-to-us recipes!

Scotty said...

Oh, I love that Florence Lin book!

I knew about the length of Chinese New Year, but we always make a big thing of the first night. For me to be sick was bad enough, but their lack of interest was disappointing. I plan on posting some photos later today of a more successful event ;-)





Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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Me