23 Jan 2012

Wishing you good fortune

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon. Both girls were happy to see their Hong Bau (traditional red envelopes with money in them) sitting on the table when they came into the kitchen. They get 2 each, one has money in it for spending and the other one goes under their mattress for the year. This is a tradition taught to me by a Chinese friend. Today they were able to retrieve their old ones.

Both girls wanted to take something special with them to school tomorrow to mark the Chinese New Year. I have a standard plan for this occasion so we set to to make them.

See that big bag? It's full of fortune cookies, 80 of them.
Counting them out and lining them up
dipping the fortune cookies in chocolate and sprinkles
loving it
umm, a little taste, please mummy.
When they were done they swirled both bowls of chocolate together....it was so good
The finished fortune cookies, all ready for school tomorrow.

Gung Hay Fat Choy.


Catherine said...

Mmm...your fortune cookies look delicious!!

Happy New Year!

Gail said...

What a great tradition with the Hong Bao!! I'll remember this. We just give our kids a little bit of money on the first day.

The cookies look yummy, love how you dipped them!

Tammie said...

I love your traditions!! What a cool idea you have about the fortune cookies.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

val said...

Gung Hay Fat Choy! I'll be over for a fortune cookie....they look yummy!

Maci Miller said...

Yum! And what a fun thing for your girls to do together! Wishing you all a very happy Chinese New Year!!! xo

Pam said...

They look delicious! I will have to give them a try next year!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Happy New Year! I LOVE dipped fortune cookies! YUM!

Vivian M said...

Love the dipped cookies! I think I will borrow that idea next year. :o)

Polar Bear said...

Just so you know I will be stealing -borrowing- your red envelope traditions. Love that idea.

I may also borrow the fortune cookie idea. What a great treat to bring to school!

I learn so much from you! I hope you NEVER stop posting.


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