Chicken Potstickers for Chinese New Year

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This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Chinese New Year is on February 5th this year.  Unlike Western society the first day of Chinese New Year is not a set date consistent every year, but instead begins whenever the new moon appears, sometime between January 21st and February 20th. Living in small-town Minnesota the Chinese culture is not at the forefront in our community. For me this is all the more reason to make sure that my fellas are exposed to and learn about this popular celebration. 

As part of our mini-celebration I decided to incorporate two important traditional aspects, good food and red envelopes. Delicious traditional meals are a staple of all cultures and most celebrations, Chinese New Year being no exception. In this day and age it’s fairly easy to find amazing foods to hallmark a particular culture. I selected Ling Ling Potstickers made with chicken and vegetables {conveniently purchased at my local grocery store}, because they were super easy to prepare, have authentic flavors and taste great! 

Made with high quality, clean ingredients these potstickers come with a signature dipping sauce. Learning about other cultures and celebrations doesn’t need to be difficult or time consuming. My fellas enjoyed our potsticker feast, though I have to confess they didn’t conquer the chopsticks. Forks or chopsticks are not even needed when you’re hands will do the job best, much to my group’s preference.

Beyond food, the other traditional aspect I decided to share with my crew was the custom of red envelopes. The color red is symbolic of energy, happiness and good luck within the Chinese culture. Therefore giving a red envelope {with money inside} is representative of wishing good luck for the new year. I ordered a beautiful set of Chinese New Year Red Envelopes through Amazon. In a couple of days they arrived at my door and paired with the Ling Ling Potstickers were both so easy to create our Chinese New Year celebration. Plus I think the red envelopes were so beautiful, they made a great decorative addition to the festivities. 

We had our celebration a little early this year {the actual date is Feb. 5th} in order to share on this site, but I’ve love to know how many of you celebrate Chinese New Year and if so, in what ways? Please share in the comment section below! 

Comments

  1. Angela Saver says

    We love potstickers so I’m looking forward to trying out Ling Ling!

  2. I’ve never tried these before. Not sure why..

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