Food Marathon!

Last weekend, our city hosted a marathon, we didn’t run, because we all know how I feel about that.  Instead, we had a food marathon!  Friday night we made dumplings with some Taiwanese friends, and Saturday we made Hamburgers with some American friends.  I have to say, it was so much better than an actual marathon.

Dumplings are my favorite Taiwanese food.  They’re so yummy, and always make for a quick meal.  Friday night, our friend brought over the ingredients, and we all got to make dumplings and then eat them of course!  We made so many dumplings!  Nick estimates we made around 70!  We fried some, boiled some, and froze some for later. 🙂

Hamburgers are Nick’s favorite American foods, and unfortunately where live in Taiwan, a good burger is hard to come buy.  The best our city has to offer is McDonalds, and if you ask Nick, that is a sad excuse for a hamburger.  In order for Nick to get his burger fix, we made hamburgers ourselves!  We invited some of the other American teachers in our city, and they were just as happy as we were to have a taste of home.  Unfortunately, I was too busy making and eating burgers to take any pictures, but just take my word for it, they looked and tasted delicious!

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Categories: Cooking, Friendship, Taiwan | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Food Marathon!

  1. Because I love you, I will tolerate your attitude about running 🙂 and Nick is right…even at home, McDonald’s IS a pretty sorry excuse for a hamburger! Glad you are doing well, send me some tips on dumplings – I have egg rolls down, time to expand my repertoire 🙂

  2. You know, running is actually getting easier. I still don’t like it, but it’s not as much torture as it was before. 🙂 I still can’t run long distances, but it’s progress. Here’s a recipe for dumplings. It calls for bamboo shoots, but I think you can skip that, because I’ve never heard of anyone putting them in dumplings. The trick is to make sure the dumpling is sealed well, or all the stuff will come out when you cook it. Some people use water to help seal the edges. Just stick your finger in a bowl of water and rub it along the edge. http://cookbook-recipes.org/chinese-dumplings/

  3. Michael Johnson

    Those sound like great Thanksgiving meals! Giving thanks for both of you today and looking forward to you being in the states for next year’s Thanksgiving!

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