Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Year of the Monkey!

Papercutting - originally designed by me in 2015, but created this year in larger quantities using Cricut

I started doing more Chinese New Year papercutting last year for David's family, and ever since having the Cricut, have been trying to use it more with my custom designs. It's a slow process so far, but getting better! You can see where the cricut snipped off one of the flower petals on the large flower :'(

This year I thought I'd also try my hand at making some more traditional CNY goodies:

 Mama Hu style

One of 3 that I made! 

八寶飯 with some nontraditional fillings - banana, almonds, golden raisins, and of course red bean paste

Normally this would have things like dates, gogi, lotus seeds, etc. But this combination is tasty too! 

I didn't have time to make 汤圆 this year, but I'm happy enough with the frozen variety :)

Next time, I'll work on more of the savories!