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Happy (Chinese/Lunar) new year, my friends! It's the year of the dog, which means ... I don't actually know what that means. But Lunar New Year does mean eating well-- and in our case, for many days in a row. New year coinciding with Vday and President's Day means more time for me to kick back, relax (sorta), and spend time with loved ones!
This year we weren't as traditional in what we ate. Practicality with scheduling (and perhaps general laziness) contributed to three nights of dinner: hot pot, Korean BBQ, and American BBQ. Hey- it may not be traditional, but it was certainly delicious! Our American dinners always come with an Asian flair, anyway.
Also, tradition wasn't completely thrown out the window. As a married couple earning money, we no longer receive red envelopes. Instead, we prepare and hand them out to the kids and to our parents. Hurrah, adulthood!
35mm black and white film photo of my niece, #skylartheponyo, making dumplings for Chinese New Year last year.