Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Mooncakes and choco-pies
This past Sunday we celebrated Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at our house for the first time. The girls wore their Chinese silk dresses to Church that morning, and that evening we ate stir-fried chicken, rice, and noodles with dumplings.
Last week the girls and I made a trip to the Chinese market to search for mooncakes. We hit the jackpot. We found this beautiful tin with 4 large mooncakes.
Each was just so lovely. The tops were embossed with a gorgeous pattern and they tasted a little like peanut butter fudge to me. Very rich...so 4 was plenty for all of us.
Of course, since we didn't know if we would like them, I snagged some choco-pies for good measure. While in China this past winter, our family ate our weight in choco-pies from the carre-four.
Later that evening, the girls watched Ni Hao, Kai Lan's Moon Festival cartoon before we went out to view the moon. What a bright, beautiful moon it was.