Growing up part Chinese, Chinese New Year is an exciting time of the year for me. All the richness of Chinese history, tradition, and of course, food play a big role in our home. I really wish I had taken Chinese language and culture courses when I was younger. Thankfully, there are so many resources available for me to be able to teach my own daughter. There are so many Chinese New Year activities kids can learn from.
A few years ago, I started hosting Chinese New Year at our farm. It has grown into an annual event that our friends and family look forward to attending. I spend a few days before the event to prep and cook. Guests each bring a Chinese New Year dish as well. It’s fun for people to go online and research a dish they want to attempt to make. One of our friends made gluten-free fortune cookies last year!
A favourite has always been our Homemade Wonton Soup! This will definitely be on the menu at our Chinese New Year 2014 party!
My Dad is an incredible cook and can whip up a delicious meal in no time. I remember watching him and ultimately helping him make wontons for his wonton soup. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. My daughter has been helping me make wonton soup ever since she was 2.5 years old!
For my homemade wonton soup recipe, visit my post here. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make!
With Chinese New Year 2014 being the Year of the Horse, it’s time for some fun kids’ crafts! I’ve been pinning some recipes and activities on my Chinese New Year pin board. I’ll be sharing Little One’s creations soon!
I’m really looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Last year we had fireworks and paper lanterns. We’ll be doing some crafts with the kids this year as well.
I’ll be honest. THIS is what I’m looking forward to! My Dad makes the best Dim Sum! Mmmm! Taro!