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If you know anything about me, it is I love to celebrate all sorts of holidays. You know the big ones like Christmas and just this week we celebrated Groundhog Day. I wanted to get you all geared up for Chinese New Year by sharing some easy ideas! It is February 19 this year and you might want to celebrate with some yummy sweet and sour sauce with Tai Pei® Egg and Spring Rolls. Plus, an easy surprise for dessert.
Sometimes celebrating extra holidays may seem hard. I promise it isn’t. Just head to Wal-Mart and pick up some of these yummy Tai Pei® Egg and Spring Rolls. Pop them in the oven and serve. It is such an easy solution. Plus, then all the extra time can be spent having fun with family and friends celebrating the Year of the Sheep! In case you are unsure about what Chinese New Year is, it is a festival for the new year that starts on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It is celebrated by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks and gift giving! Basically it is an easy way to share appetizers, “good fortune” and red envelope gifts.
Find the appetizers in the frozen foods section of Wal-Mart near the meals section.
Tai Pei® rolls are an authentic Asian appetizer that come in a variety of flavors, chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetable. To fancy up the Tai Pei® rolls use the sauce that is included or whip up this simple yet delicious sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/4 cup cold water
Mix first five ingredients in a small sauce pan.
Bring to a boil.
Mix corn starch and cold water in small bowl.
Add to sauce pan and boil 1 minute or until thickened.
Remove from heat and enjoy.
Store left overs in the refrigerator.
I love how crispy wrappers hold together all the yummy Asian goodness in a small little package full of meat and veggies. Delicious! Plus, the mini spring rolls are so adorable (I’m a sucker for anything mini).
We loved celebrating with these delicious egg rolls. They are sure to be a tummy pleasing appetizer to share with your family and friends with the fortune of a good new year.
Let’s not forget dessert. Fortune cookies are a traditional and fun part of any Chinese meal. Bring them up a notch by creating chocolate covered fortune cookies. They are quick, easy but are beautiful!
Simply buy some fortune cookies and melting chocolate. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Start with 10 to 20 second intervals. Mixing each time between until smooth. Dip cookies in chocolate. Set on wax paper to dry. If desired add sprinkles after dipping.
When you are following along check out the Chinese New Year app on Facebook. Plus, check out the Red Envelope Tab for coupons on Facebook available until they run out or check your local paper on 2/8 for more great deals and coupons.
Now you have seen what fun we have on Chinese New Year, how do you celebrate?