Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year -- this is the Year of the Rabbit.

My friend tells me that the easy-going rabbit will bring more peace and tranquility than the aggressive and eventful Year of the Tiger.

Noodles are customarily served to symbolize long life -- we made these Easy Chinese Noodles to jump start our family time!

Easy Chinese Noodles (from Family Fun)
3 Tbsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp chopped scallions
1 pkg thin spaghetti or noodle of your choice

Cook pasta according to package directions. Mix sauce ingredients in separate bowl and toss with cooked pasta. You could easily add vegetables and the protein of your choice, but this is the version that gets happily slurped up by the sheep in my family.

And I can never resist a good book : ) We love the first and will be looking at the library for the second!
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year by Kate Waters & Madeline Sklovenz-Low
The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Eric Kimmel

Peace, happiness and prosperity to all!

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