|Photo by Choo Yut Shing via Flicker|
One of the great things about having kids is celebrating holidays with them. Because the same energy that makes kids the least good of companions on house-bound snow days makes them the best folks in the world to enjoy any and all holidays.
So when Chinese (or Lunar) New Year comes tomorrow, my kids and me are all about celebrating, even if I don't really know the first thing about how it is properly celebrated. (We had our New Year back in September.)
This is how these Jersey Jews are celebrating the Year of the Rabbit:
Making Pomelo Sea Breezes and Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps using recipes from one of my favorite sites, If You Can Make That, You Can Make This
Reading Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young
Going to one of the great events in Chinatown that run through the weekend.
Giving the kids these fabulous red envelopes with a little money inside to ensure this will be a prosperous year for them:
And last, my big brother LESster has picked this auspicious date to vacate his bachelor digs, leaving after a decade of living just steps from the heart of Chinatown. Good luck in the new year in your new place. Manhattan's loss is Brooklyn's gain.
|Family one last time in the old neighborhood.|
Happy 4708 everyone, however you celebrate!