Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

We had family and a couple of friends over for dinner to celebrate CNY. It was a really nice night and I wanted to share some pics.

We picked up some decorations at a Chinese supermarket. For you locals, it was Mekong Plaza at Dobson & Main. It was just like being back in China...the smells, the food, etc. They had lots of fun New Year decorations.





Here's Lauren with Uncle Jim and Josh...


Lauren wore an outfit we brought back from China. It was different than anything else we saw there. It's cotton instead of silk brocade and has a really cute print...



On the menu for dinner was shrimp with white sauce, pea pods and edamame...


kung pao beef...


and sweet & sour chicken...



Here she is showing off her red envelope stash for her piggy bank...


She LOVES having Josh over to play with and he is great with her...


All in all, it was a really nice night! I'm exhausted and ready to hit the sack!

6 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy Chinese New Year..
Love the decorations..
You did a wonderful job on the food..
Looks YUMMY..
Love the photos...
Have a great week..

Lindy said...

Wow, you found some great decorations. Love the cute outfit on Lauren. The food looks delicious! Happy CNY!

jeanette said...

ooh! never heard of Mekong -will have to check it out. we always just go to Lee Lee's!

you make the best food!!

Kim said...

Have u ever been down to Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket
2025 North Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224-2239
(480) 899-2887

LOVE that place. We are actually in Tucson, but would go up there for what we needed. They just opened a Lee Lee about 3 miles from my house so it's GREAT.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Looks like y'all know how to celebrate with style. The blizzards really cramped our plans, but there is ALWAYS next year.

Diane and John said...

Happy Chinese New Year!! I love Laurens hair and her outfit! The food looks really yummy..you must be quite the chef. Wish we were back on the island shopping again...prices were good!