Celebrate Chinese New Year with Ling Ling Potstickers! This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Our friends recently returned from a trip to China, and came home with amazing photos and stories of things they did there. It got us all interested in learning more about China. What better way to learn about China than to celebrate Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year 2019 begins on February 5th and ends February 19th. That’s plenty of time to plan a simple Chinese New Year celebration dinner. My family loves any excuse to eat Chinese food! My secret to making delicious, authentic tasting Asian food at home is Ling Ling. Look for Ling Ling Asian Kitchen in the frozen foods section.
Ling Ling Potstickers
Potstickers are a traditional food to eat during the Chinese New Year. Ling Ling Potstickers are so good! My family loves the tasty filling in Ling Ling Chicken & Vegetable Dumplings — tender chicken, fresh veggies and seasonings.
Ling Ling Potstickers are All Natural, delicious, and ready to serve in 10 minutes. I use the Easy One-Pan Prep method on the package to make potstickers, and they turn out perfectly. It’s really as simple as heating oil in the pan, adding a little water, covering and cooking until the potstickers are browned.
My family likes for me to serve Ling Ling Potstickers with a side of steamed rice and Ling Ling’s signature savory dipping sauce. Of course, you can serve potstickers along with other traditional Chinese New Year foods like spring rolls. Ling Ling Asian Kitchen Spring Rolls are a delicious choice, too!
Red and Gold are traditional Chinese New Year colors to symbolize Good Luck. I set the table with red napkins and anything gold or yellow I could find around the house.
The kids and I made lucky red envelopes (a Chinese New Year tradition we learned about.) I used those to decorate, plus chocolate gold coins “lucky money.” We were lucky enough to find fortune cookies at the store.
Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Nobody at my house is going to forget that fact, thanks to our Year of the Pig Dessert.
Year of the Pig Dessert
Combine lucky money gold chocolate coins and strawberry ice cream for a Year of the Pig dessert.
Year of the Pig Dessert Ingredients:
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Strawberry Wafers
- Strawberry Large Marshmallows
- Brown Chocolate Candies
- Chocolate Syrup
- Gold Foil Chocolate Coin
- Candy Eyes
- For each pig, put 2 scoops of strawberry ice cream on a dish.
- Make the pig snout: Cut a large strawberry marshmallow in half. Press 2 brown chocolate candies into the sticky side of the marshmallow. Position on the top of ice cream scoop. Press candy eyes into ice cream. Use the photo above as a reference. Make the ears: Cut the remaining marshmallow half into quarters and place 2 of them on the ice cream as pig ears. Make the arms and legs: Cut strawberry wafers in half and stick into the other ice cream scoop.
- Place a lucky gold coin on top of the pig’s tummy. Carefully add chocolate syrup around the pig. Serve immediately.
Want an excuse to have a delicious and fun dinner with your family and friends? Celebrate Chinese New Year with Ling Ling Potstickers.