Wednesday, March 3

Finding Smiles...

in the NEATEST places! For those of you that don't know, I am half chinese. I try to pass on certain things about the culture to my kids. I don't think they look chinese at all.

The only 'chinese' think about them is the fact that the BOTH like to eat their noodles & rice PLAIN. Nothing on them at all, no sauce nothing. I call it jail food. Because, quite honestly, it is! And who wants to pay $3-$4 for a kid's meal that is just plain noodles? I just think of how many boxes of noodles that would pay for at the store lol. So, being the mom that I am, usually order spaghetti with the sauce on the side so I can share with G. L's getting better about trying stuff on noodles, but her favorite is still plain noodles.

Anyways, here's a chinese dessert I like that phonetically spelled is called Taun-ren. They are little balls of dough with a filling. L's favorite are the peanut ones and mine are the red bean ones. I also like the black sesame ones too.

I made L some and that's what she found in her bowl... now some might not see it without a little help from me... as shown here:

Or this one, which, oddly enough, reminds me of Gloria from Madagascar! lol

Have a GREAT day and I hope you find a smile or two!


Anonymous said...

I saw it-they sound yummy. Is this your way of saying no more lunches at the Chinese Rest.? Hope you are feeling better. Traci

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

How do you make them?

Dana said...

This is the best post on your entire blog. A little bit about you, some cool cultural fact, and some adorable, funny photos. You are the best mom eveh!
OH, and I LOVE Tangyuan, the red bean ones are my fave too! (I ate a lot of those while I was in China)