I also planned my menu for tonight. You might recall that Wednesday was Chinese New Year. We try to acknowledge and celebrate each year with Tingting and this year is even more special because it is Melody's first Chinese New Year. For several years we went to a celebration at a restaurant. They had dragon dancers, fireworks, fortune tellers, and a great menu. It was always a good time but very expensive. Last year they never contacted us and when I contacted them they said that they were no longer having the yearly event.
So I decided to throw a big celebration here at the house. You can read all about it here. This year, Chinese New Year fell on Ash Wednesday so needless to say there was no feasting that night. Instead we are celebrating tonight with a family dinner that will include Ting and Melody, Amy and Doug, Dick and Jackie, Nicole and Pierre and John and Kirsten. That is what the girls and I went shopping for yesterday.
Here is our menu for tonight:
Menu in Celebration of Chinese New Year
Roasted Red Pepper Pinwheels
Clams in Black Bean Sauce
Ginger Venison Stir Fry
Chinese New Year Cookies
We finished off the evening by going out to dinner with a group of our dive friends and then listening to a couple of sets of our friend, Rob's band, Maverick. They are so good and we had a great time.
I will be posting photos and sharing our party with you later tonight or tomorrow. See you then.