The year of the rabbit!!! Another decade has gone by under my breath, and I think this will be an amazing year as everyone hopes! It was my first lunar new year in Seoul (February 3rd), and it was exciting to be part of this celebration with family and friends. It was a bit strange seeing the city shut down for a week! Everyone has a long holiday during this time...but what do people really do when everything is closed??? Really? Really...
Always a treat seeing my relatives, since we really don't get to spend a whole lot of time due to our crazy schedules. Everyone's favorite part of the lunar new year (at least for me) was the home cooked meal! Truly grateful that I have family that knows how to cook, I totally milked it for all its worth :)
The festivities continued @ friend Rob Joe's place over the weekend, where I cooked dinner for 7! I was a bit rusty, but just thankful folks ate my food :)
Rob was in charge of the bacon...he had a system of cooking the bacon in the microwave, then finishing it off in his convection oven...which turned out amazing!
The famous chicken with great seas sauce...everyone said this was their favorite dish, but unfortunately I just made the chicken...it was all in the sauce from the infamous 'Great Seas' restaurant in Chicago! Yes, I have a huge bottle of it, as this is my number one request when friends visit from Chicago. Once you try it, you will never think twice about your favorite chicken from elsewhere...it's just that good :)