Gong Xi Fa Cai Meal Plan

Chinese New Year lantern

Happy Chinese New Year!

FYI for my wayward reader’s…Wednesday is CNY eve, and Thursday is New Year’s Day. My daughter told me earnestly today “Mum, do you know why you have to clean the house up before Chinese New Year? Because if you sweep the house on CNY you will sweep all the good luck away”. Love it. I’m just gonna park the broom for the week, just to be on the safe side.

We have a variety of CNY decorations hanging up in the house, our daughter has her school assembly tomorrow with lion dancing, and I’ve eaten the lion’s share of a tub of pineapple tarts…so we are getting into the spirit of things. Took a rain check on visiting china town this year after the rather stressful crush we experienced last year…note to families with young children…DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT visit Chinatown on the Saturday evening before CNY and talk a stroll down the lanes, IT IS INSANE. This year we drove down Eu Sen Street and enjoyed the festive light display from the comfort of our MPV, much more comfortable!

So…this week’s meal plan is…

Day one  – Coconut Cream, Lime & coriander Sea Bass, with rice and long beans
Day two  – Home-made Turkish pizza and sweetcorn
Day three – Spaghetti Bolognese
Day four – Saffron Chicken Stew
Day five – Roast Pumpkin, Feta and Chorizo Risotto

Chinese New Year door decoration

2015 Year of the Goat

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