Thursday, February 3, 2011
Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy Chinese New Year. It's the year of the Rabbit.
Every year, I think Chinese New Year comes up on me far faster than I anticipate. I know because sometime early January I tell myself that I'll do something with the kids, like make a big Chinese dinner, or even had a small party! And then about a day or two before the actual date, I'll realize that it's Chinese New Year and I'll have no time to plan.
This year was no different. I didn't dress the kids in traditional Chinese clothes. In fact, I think Lilia out grew hers, and we need a new one. Liam might fit his...somehow I doubt it. I didn't make a big Chinese dinner, or throw a party. What I did do was put on the Happy Chinese New Year, Kai-Lan episode of Ni Hao Kai-Lan, and make coconut cream buns. And since I had more dough, I also made hot dog buns, which may sound silly, but we used to eat them at Bao in Buffalo. I miss that place, I was so sad when they shut down.
Not a bad way to celebrate. I mean, we're not Chinese, but it's something fun to do with kids. Maybe next year I'll remember. Someone remind me, Okay?