We celebrated our New Year Eve Dinner with the in-laws via Skype, we from our house in Las Vegas to their village in China. It is funny how most houses in the villages do not have hot water or heat/AC but everyone has a cell phone and or a computer with internet connection. We kept our dinner fairly light with pork ribs with Arrowhead (vegetable), lotus root, Soy beans, pork belly with leek and my spring rolls. We tried to get some fish but Chinatown supermarkets were mostly sold out. The funny story about the spring rolls, when I first visited my wife’s family in the village it was hard for me at the time to eat a lot of the food mainly due to texture until I got used to it. Back to the spring rolls story, they wanted to make something I would eat especially drinking all the Baijui which is rice wine 45-56% by volume so I need something to absorb the alcohol each family made sure there were spring rolls. No one would eat the spring rolls because of the texture for them but now after 9 years of visiting them they all eat the spring rolls especially the young kids. They cannot keep them on the table long enough.
We had a 3 hour dinner with the in-laws the other night drinking, eating and talking with them. It was great to have a celebration with them on the computer and we like to go back every 3-4 years for the New Year celebration. Happy Chinese New Year to everyone!
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