Chinese New Year 2012
Gong xi fa cai to all my readers! Chinese New Year – a second chance at renewing those resolutions you made back in January 1. 😉
Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve, which is the day Chinese families have their Big Dinner. Our family of six had our feast as well.
The above two were homemade, not take-away (as I’ve done in previous years!).
I was a bit stumped as to what we should have for dessert. Then I remembered that oranges are a popular fruit to have and to exchange with family and friends during this festive season. Furthermore, the word orange is a homophone for ‘luck’ or ‘fortune’ in some dialects. So, I thought it would be great to incorporate that into our dessert.
We had our fill and had some left over. Leftovers are ‘obligatory’ as it symbolises having enough to carry over into the new year. I’m happy to report that I didn’t go overboard this year and we didn’t end up with too much leftovers.
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year wherever you may be!