We had our Chinese New Year's celebration dinner tonight... and I didn't take any pictures. Grr. In my defense, as if I needed any (after all, it is my blog...), we had an incredibly busy weekend finishing our complete house reorg (almost done too!!)...
Anyway, we said goodbye to the Year of the Rat and ushered in (a day early) the Year of the Ox.
We had a WW friendly meal that was really tasty. Last week I purchased a new WW boook - it's called Now and Later. It's an interesting concept in a cookbook. On the left page, there is a recipe that intentionally has "leftovers" (which you separate before serving) and then on the right page (the next page), there is a recipe that is made from the leftovers of the previous recipe! So I made Hoisin Beef and Noodles for dinner tonight (yummy) and tomorrow, with the "leftovers" we will have Beef and Noodle Soup.
We also had WW Orange Chinese Chicken - everyone really loved this one. 5 points per serving.
And for dessert, I served angel food cake filled with butterscotch pudding, and on top we stenciled the Chinese characters meaning "Happy New Year". Angel food cake is always a hit.
As always, we enjoyed dinner as a family - that's the most inportant ingredient in our theme dinners!