Monday, February 4, 2019

Chocolate Cream pie for Chinese New Year!

Okay, it's not Chinese but we had the brunch earlier today so we are back to regular fare for cake hour!!  This is a commercial prepared pie which is not bad.  As it let's you know on the cover it is made with real whipped cream. None of that vegetable based whipped stuff.  This alone makes us like it!!  The filling is pretty chocolatey and the crust is always moist.  This is never a bad choice for cake hour!!

Right from the bakery refriverator!
Nice thick layer of the real stuff!
The view from above!
Chocolate drizzle and chocolate shavings for decor!
Dark chocolate filling and moist thick crust!
Good cake hour choice to ring in the new Year of the Pig!

It's the Year of the Pig!!

Chinese New Year is upon us!! We are beginning the Year of the Pig!  Since we now have several colleagues in the labs that come from China, what better way to celebrate our diversity and awareness thereof than a new year's luncheon!!  So we got together a pot luck feast to help ring in the New Year.  The homemade food was delicious, varied and quite satisfying.  We had everything from dumplings to noodles; spicy beef knuckles to chicken; Thai (not Chinese) soup and an obligatory rice cooker with white rice.
The feast is taking shape!
Not a bad spread!
Dumplings and soup!
Stuffed tofu, noodles with pea pods, roast duck, beef and spicy tofu and pork!
Chicken wings, tenders, noodles with shrimp, noodled with veggies and that beef knuckle in the front.!
It was quite a meal with plenty to choose from regardless of your taste. And despite how it sounds, the spicy beef knuckle or whatever was quite good!!