This year is the Year of the Dragon and the prediction is that it will be a rainy year and floods may occur. Extra rain sounds good, though I certainly don't want my garden to wash out! I will definitely keep track of this prediction.
|Soyombo and his lovely family!|
|Conan and Laura's first Tsagaan Sar!|
|traditional celebration with all the fixin's|
that's Me on left
So this year I also tried my hand at making a non-traditional version of buuz, the famous holiday dumpling staple.....traditionally they are filled with mutton, but mine were teeming with veggies and soy meat...lots of garlic, carrot, onion, potato, turnip, cabbage green and red peppers all shredded and mixed together... We foreigners quite enjoyed them served with a little soy sauce sprinkled on top.
|steamer on back on stove used to cook the buuz|
|filling dough pockets...|
|it's a time consuming process....|
|once you roll the dough, fill it, then crimp it together|
|my finished tasty pockets of veggies....|
|us girls posing with Marty's hockey stick... him and his hockey were the reason we went to the lake|
|but the best part was the goat turds I found!!!!|
White month also included playing on a frozen "lake" and the almost 7 mile hike back from said lake one day.. There were six of us, bored and willing to spend the freezing day on an adventure...We found two cabs to drive us out there, setting us each back around $4.25.... told them we'd walk back.. I thought my legs would not make it, and fortunately for me, at the edge of town, when Conan reported we'd walked 6.6 miles, my friend Chuka and her kids saw us, waved me over and drove me home:) Yep, I didn't care that the rest of my friends had to walk the remaining bit home....(Btw,My legs recovered nicely and weren't achey or sore later..:)