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.


Paige said...

It sounds like you found some good mooncakes! I haven't seen those kind before... mine had mooncakes filled with egg yolk and red bean curd... but they ate them up!

Jenna said...

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Tina Michelle said...

Wow, it looks so fun! I love their dresses!