That's right, we're making jiaozi (dumplings)!! Chinese New Year wouldn't be the same without at least one round of jiaozi making! It's something the girls can all help with and they do enjoy helping any time they can!
This time around, we decided to make some carrot jiaozi and radish jiaozi. I know, it probably doesn't sound all that good to you, but I can assure you it is quite good. I also once felt the same way until I tried it myself. I have to say, I'm rather partial to the radish one with a little spicy flavor. The girls all seemed to enjoy them too as they ate quite a bit. Jiaozi is one of their favorite dishes.
Elizabeth decided she wanted to have a try at rolling out the jiaozi wraps. However, she couldn't seem to make them round enough so she gave it up. It is hard to wrap them if they aren't round:)
Serena always enjoys making jiaozi and is pretty good at it too.
Hannah is careful to get just the right amount in her's before wrapping it up. Better keep trying Hannah as that is clearly way too much for that wrap!
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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