Monday, January 26, 2009

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year - and welcome to the Year of the Ox.

We celebrated with a spicy green bean and beef stir fry and some miso soup. We started out the weekend with some vegetable moo shu made with some of the produce from the weekly food box including baby bok choy, carrots, mushrooms, with some bean sprouts. We steamed the mandarin pancakes (aka flour tortillas) in the rice steamer and they came out perfect and not rubbery like you might get when cooked in the microwave.

They say that, "The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering."

Famous people born in the year of the Ox include Barack Obama. Sounds like a good fit to me and with this blessing he should be up for the coming year's issues!

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