Chinese New Year Dinner

Just in case you haven’t heard, today is the 1st day of the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit. Thank goodness that nasty tiger is finally outta here. The year full of changes last year was almost more than I could handle!

After helping Mike shovel the driveway & sidewalk for almost 3 hours yesterday there was no way I was cooking dinner last night so we got Chinese take out from the place down the street instead. I had these 2 recipes waiting for me to cook them tonight…although my hands are still super sore from all my hard work yesterday. Both of the recipes are from a blog by food columnist/photographer/recipe developer Jaden Hair. The recipes were 100 Flower Blossoms and Long Life Fertility Noodles with Happy Shrimp.  I wasn’t too sure about the cauliflower in the 1st dish since Mike has always said he didn’t like it but this time he DID! And don’t worry about the “fertility” part of the noodle dish. You know how silly those superstitious Chinese are. I DO love how she explains what each dish is supposed to represent and why you should be eating it.

Here are the pictures of the dishes from Steamy Kitchen’s blog. I can only dream to be able to take food pictures half as good as her someday…

100 Flower Blossoms

Long Life Fertility Noodles with Happy Shrimp