the closest to a Chinese New Year environment as I'll be getting, what with living in Abilene and all.
The folks at Sunrise are very warm and friendly, and we have known them for a number of years. A bunch of years ago, when the building was still Ecko's, we had contemplated having our rehearsal dinner here. I had only eaten here a couple of times when it was under the old management.
Ever since Ray and his family took over, we have dined here on a regular basis. They have a separate "Chinese" menu, especially for Chinese students who attend the local universities, and whenever I am feeling particularly homesick, I would order from That menu. I have to be honest and say that I would sooo much rather have South East Asian food, and wish that George's Asian/Cambodian was still open, but I still love what they offer at Sunrise.
Plus, just check out the decor. :) Simple but Fabulous.
We had Cindy and Lin over for New Year Day Lunch today.
Church was an hour later than usual ( perhaps to accomodate the people who stayed up late the night before to ring in the New Year? ), but that still didn't leave me much time to prepare food, so I got a bunch of things done yesterday night.
The menu itself was extremely humble and simple. Nothing fancy. We had Mushroom Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Black Eyed Peas, Cabbage with Turkey Bacon & Rolls.
Cindy helped me cut up some Apple Slices, and I made some Pumpkin Bars.
It was a good thing we had these little tray plates because the boys got their food and went into the living room for some Sunday Football Time. The Dallas Cowboys were playing, of course.
We were glad to have them, and the little boy tried to get Cindy to stay for as long as he could. I think his Dad's attorney genes are starting to manifest themselves....
I think he even climbed into the back of her truck as a ploy to keep her here longer. :)