I've been cooking up a storm lately with lots of help from my little men. Did you know that fingerling potatoes are the perfect size for little hands to scrub and poke holes in with forks? Unfortunately, all this work they do to prepare them does not mean they actually EAT them, but it is a nice way to keep them busy in the kitchen. Sorry, forgot to take a macro close-up of the potatoes, but trust me, they were beautiful. I tossed them in olive oil, paprika, cumin, sea salt, and chili powder and roasted them for 40 min. @ 400 degrees. Ummmmm. Divine. OK. Enough of that, since I don't even have a picture to show for it.
Tonight we had some friends over to make Chinese jiao dz...also known as gyoza (in Japanese), or potstickers. The fun is in the wrapping, which is an art in itself. Fifteen years ago, my hubby and I fell in love with each other while wrapping jiao dz--but I'll save that for another post. Hmmm. Maybe I should write a tutorial on different methods for wrapping these things. It's actually quite a crafty endeavor. OK. I forgot to take a picture of the final product (I'm such a loser today), but here we are having fun, and once again the boys were really into it:
I'll leave you with some pictures of the beauteous side dishes which I took before the guests arrived:
That red sauce there on the right, by the way...Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. If you haven't tried that, you haven't really lived. OK. That's all folks.