Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In search of mooncakes
This week marks the Chinese Moon Festival. We made it our mission this year to obtain & eat mooncakes in celebration. Matt was able to succeed in finding some at a local Asian food store.
In their frequent trips to the library with dad, the kids picked out a story about a boy celebrating the Moon Festival with his family. There were instructions in the back to make our own paper lanterns so we decided to give it a try. They turned out pretty well, but the kids were a little disappointed that they didn't light up. Maybe next year we will try to locate the portable lanterns on a stick to make it a little more exciting.
The big news out of the evening was that the mooncakes actually tasted pretty good. We had been warned by a few people that they may not be tasty. The bad news- I did discovered that the 4 mooncakes in the box contained 10 servings (i.e. lots of calories per mooncake). Good thing the festival only comes once a year.