You know sometimes we just get hungry for things we miss in the states. Recently Shawna and Elise has been wanting some ravioli so we made some since you just can't get it here. All the girls always have a lot of fun helping out with these sort of things. It often becomes a family project. We made traditional ravioli and fried ravioli since some likes each kind. I know, it looks much like jiaozi (dumplings). That's what happens when you use local things to accomplish your goal. Since it is also a type of noodle, we used the jiaozi wraps to make our ravioli. Although I have often made home-made pasta, sometimes you just want to save a little time so we used them instead. Serena kept calling them fried jiaozi, which also looks very similar, but the inside is very different. We used pork, onion, and cheese, yeah cheeze!! We also made home made marinara sauce and ranch dressing for dipping the fried ones. The girls have fun making these sort of things and we all benefit from tasting them!!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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