Sunday, June 15, 2008

Celebrating the best way I know

As you may know, one of my favorite ways of celebrating holidays is with food; I guess it stems from my mom making us our favorite breakfast, (some times lunch), dinner, and cake for our birthdays. We don't generally get each other presents except on Christmas and birthdays, so I like to do something special with my culinary skillz.

So for this Day for Fathers this is how we celebrated:

Chinese food always creates more dishes than I would care for.
Once dishes were done we finished off our celebratory dinner with:
It all turned out lovely.

To Fathers!

(Recipes will be posted on my food blog later today or tomorrow.)


becki said...

the only thing i have to ask is, "was it worth it?" i made chinese on saturday and spent 2 hours cooking/prepping and was not impressed or happy after. gotta work on my spices. hmmmm. what to do? yours looks delish! congrats on great lookin' potstickers!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

OH yes!! I was in the kitchen from 6:30 till 9:20 (Cooking, eating, cleaning), but it was VERY worth it.

At the end Matt said, "You've come a long way! Our kids won't have to endure the gross Chinese food most white people try and make. The only thing I could think of that would make it better is green onions." (They were on my list, but I spaced it at the store!)

It all turned out well and I was very happy with it.

Amanda said...

I'm very impressed, and more grateful than ever that my mother-in-law made dinner for us and didn't even want me to bring anything (since I wasn't feeling well that day).

Ashley said...

Looks yummy! I can't believe it was your first time at making pot stickers. They look perfect.

I also wanted to tell you that you do a great job teaching and that you looked super cute yesterday. Love the haircut.

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Amanda, I'm glad you live close enough to family that they can help out when you're 8 mo. pregnant, have 4 kids, and don't feel well!!

Oh Ashley! What nice compliments. Thank you so much.

Erin S. said...

Looks like a professional cook to me! That pecan pie looks amazing too! (I changed my name to Erin S. so as to be less confusing :)

Brian & Veronica said...

Celia, you've got me salivating! I have eliminated most foods from my diet, it seems Ivy is allergic to can imagine what seeing this does to me! Good job. ;)

Erin said...

I am SUPER impressed by those potstickers! Way to go!

Emily said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, I love LOVE homemade potstickers, good for you for taking the time to make them well! They look so yummy!