Thursday, December 15, 2011

Making Jiaozi

Yes, I'm still alive.  Things have been so busy here.  We go to winter break in two days.  I'm so excited to go back to Baan Santisuk and see my sister in Krabi, Thailand.  I'm also so calm going into the job fair.  I know God will open doors and place us where He wants us next year.  It's such an exciting time in our lives, so much change!

When I left for China my mom wanted me to learn how to make Chinese food.  I'm afraid I have left her disappointed, but it is not for lack of trying.  The other weekend one of my students had me over to her house to teach me how to make jiaozi (dumplings).  It was so much fun. She is darling and her mom and grandma are precious.  They had a whole spread for me. 
The whole process is actually very time consuming.  It isn't hard, but folding each jiaozi is a feat in itself. I was told I did very well.  I'm not sure if they were just being nice or what, but I was very proud of mine.

I thought all we were having was jiaozi, which was perfectly fine because I could eat about 20 of them.  I was shocked to see all this food being put on the table.  There were some interesting options, but I sucked it up and ate it because I didn't want to be rude.  Let's just say I'll stick with jiaozi. :)