Friday, April 29, 2011

Dumpling making with the ladies

Last night I met up with some of the ladies from our local FCC playgroup for an evening of dumpling making with Chinese Southern Belle.

photo (3)Natalie and her Mom Margaret led an interesting class telling us a little bit about their lives, teaching a little bit about tools of the trade, demonstrating some knife skills and how to stir-fry and of course, our topic of the evening, how to make dumpling.

photo (2)The class was hands on and all the ingredients were brought to our tables so that we could practice making the dumplings.  Here are the first few that I attempted.

photo (1)Yes, *someone* is in desperate need of a hair cut and getting it thinned out.  Between trying on clothes from my closet to see what were keepers & what needed to be donated and the wind, I was definitely sporting the Roseanne Roseannadanna look!

photoLearning how to roll the dough for the wrappers.

The evening was good fun, the company delightful and the dumplings & stir fry were delicious.  I’ve made dumplings in the past but now I have some new skills and ideas.  I bought all the necessary ingredients so this weekend Maisie and I will be making some dumplings!


Day twenty-nine, the penultimate day in my quest to post 30 days in a row as I’m participating in M3’s Spring Fling! 30 posts in 30 days.  I can’t believe that I have posted so many days in a row.  In the six years and three months that I’ve been posting to this blog, my previous record for highest number of posts in a month was way back in August 2006 when I posted twenty-five times.  Most months recently I’ve really been slacking as I’ve struggled to get posts up and many months not even making it into the double digits with my posts so maybe this Spring Fling challenge was just what I needed to get me back in the mode of posting and keeping this blog, which is my scrapbook for Maisie, more updated.  Thank you to everyone who has followed along with Moments with Maisie and we appreciate all the comments and emails.


  1. I really want to go and have a class with them. I love their blog. I bet the dumplings were yummy.

  2. Anonymous9:30 PM

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

    I'm still waiting for my giraffe post. ; )

  3. What a fun class! Do you have any dumpling making tips to share now? I'd really like to know!

  4. The dumpling making session looks like too much fun. How do you find all these fun things to do? I think your hair looks great, by the way. I've enjoyed reading your blog the past month, fun to have all the updates, but I'm not sure how you managed to keep up with it!

  5. Oh I am so jealous that you know how to make dumplings!!!!!

    BTW, I remember from blogland when you adopted your sweet one, and now I've stumbled upon your blog again. So nice to see how she's grown!


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