Shrimp Balls: these shrimp balls were SO amazing, but labor intensive. We bought live shrimp from the market, and I made Erik carry the bag home because I couldn't take the wiggling. At home, I put them in the collander to rinse, and they kept jumping out of the collander into the sink and onto the floor! I was screaming and laughing. I didn't have the nerve to decaptitate them live, so I put them in the freezer to kill them. It took a long time to de-head, peel, and devein all those shrimp. Then you grind them in the food processer with a few other ingredients. Next, you form them into about 80 balls and coat in panko. Then you deep fry. They were well worth the effort.Flowers are an important part of Chinese New Year, especially spring flowers since the new year welcomes spring. Here we have pussy willows and red gladiolas--red is the lucky color.Fireworks were totally amazing:Late night, when most people had left except our good friends: Erik and Pinky playing a dice game with Tony and Paul.Amy & Pinky playing Wii. My friend Wenny on the couch.Amy & TonyPaul & Tony
On Saturday, we did absolutely nothing. I was a bit hungover and we were both exhaused. We watched about 5 movies on HBO.
Happy New Year everyone!