This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is making themed meals. Whether it is a simple Taco Night with all the fixings or a Valentine’s Day Dinner where all the food is pink and red. Holidays are definitely fun! Especially when it is not a ‘normal’ holiday. Chinese New Year is February 5th this year and my family will be celebrating. Since last September I have been teaching Chinese students how to speak English online. I have loved getting to know about their culture and I can’t wait to share what I have learned with my family during this educational and very festive dinner.
Did you know that certain foods are eaten during the Chinese New Year because of their symbolic meaning? Dumplings are one of them! Eating dumplings means that you will have good luck with Wealth in the coming year. You could make your own dumplings, but if you’re like me you like FAST and EASY. Ling Ling Potsticker Dumplings are SO easy and SO yummy!
This week I grabbed a big bag of Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers. This size will feed my family of five for 2 meals which is awesome! All I had to do was add them to a pan of water and steam them for a few minutes, then done! The package contains a dipping sauce too. I can tell you that all of Ling Ling recipes are full of flavor and made with high quality, clean ingredients. Chinese dinners are a favorite of my picky child and believe me I don’t like to hear complaining every night, so we eat it often. Ling Ling is a favorite!
I added fried rice to go with it for this meal. Sometimes we add rangoons or spring rolls too. Ling Ling has many entrees to choose from! Hubby likes to eat his with chop sticks, though I’ll admit the rest of us haven’t mastered that skill yet. However you do it, Chinese New Year will be fun!
One more tip if you’d like to surprise your family. Add a Red Envelope to their place setting. Include a crisp dollar bill inside or any amount that isn’t four because that is an unlucky number. It is part of the Chinese culture to give these envelopes to family and friends this time of year. It’s a symbol for good luck and happiness.
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Will your family have a themed dinner on Chinese New Year?