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My daughter is an artist. She has been for some time now. I love watching her lose herself in her art and the way that she paints. I could honestly sit for hours watching her create a masterpiece. We did this over the past week while we were learning about the Chinese New Year for homeschool.
We don’t do homeschool like normal people. My daughter is in her junior year. She has pretty much exhausted most subjects, with the exception of Math and English, so we spend the majority of our days finding ways to allow her creative side to flow.
She plans on going to college in creative arts and design so I love to allow her the freedom to expand that creativity — which is what we did while learning about the Chinese New Year (and I get another cool art piece to add to my collection!)
She found this really pretty Cherry blossom picture on Pinterest that she wanted to paint for me. She decided to look up the meanings of everything (which is where our homeschool learning came in!) and found some very interesting facts.
- During the Chinese New Year, many artists use the color red to ward off evil spirits and bad fortune
- Tangerines and oranges signify prosperity and happiness
- Having flowers like the Cherry blossoms scattered around their house signify good luck for the year
Flowers represent new growth after the long winter and when flowers start to bloom, it signifies life and good fortune. Flowers will also lead to fruits, which is another symbol associated with fortune.
During the time she is stugying and painting, I always try to fix her something yummy to eat, and since we were learning about the Chinese New Year, we decided to grab some Tai Pei® Spring Rolls and Egg Rolls from Walmart.
You can find them right in the frozen food section where the other international foods are. While we purchased Veggie and chicken you can find other traditional flavors like Shrimp and Pork too!
When I was checking out, the cashier told me that she LOVED those crispy, crunchy wrappers that these egg rolls and spring rolls get when you cook them in the oven and she raved about the flavor. She said that her family couldn’t get enough.
I have never really been a big fan of eggs rolls, but these — oh my goodness — they are so darn delicious that Kayla and I both loved eating them. They have made me fall in love with egg rolls. Now I cannot get enough.
While she painted and studied and did school for the day, she snacked on the delicious Tai Pei® Appetizers. And you know what I discovered? I really like these little gems. They flavor,taste, and aroma are just divine — and it comes with its own dipping sauce which is really good. We even made a few more after we finished our study just so we could munch on them before dinner.
Chinese New Year is an easy-entertaining event that celebrates the wish of “good fortune” to all in the year ahead, with traditional appetizers and red-envelope gifts. These delicious crispy wrapped egg rolls and spring rolls are the perfect way to celebrate. They are authentic Asian appetizers – ready in minutes.
Connect with Tai Pei® socially on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too! If you check them out on facebook take a look at the Red Envelope tab and you can get a coupon (coupons will be available until the run out.) Be sure to check your local paper on 2/8 where you can find coupons as well.
How do you celebrate holidays like Chinese New Year?