Chinese New Year is almost here. The first day of the celebration of the Year of the Ox begins next Friday.
It’s generally a 16-day event, but popularly observed for about a week. Feb. 12 is the starting point.
We have always celebrated that holiday as a way to have a great themed family party. Over the years we have chosen two paths — cooking at home, appropriate decorations included, and going to a favorite Chinese restaurant.
You don’t have to be observing the Chinese custom to enjoy the egg rolls, though. The recipe is here in case you want an idea if you are planning a do, or just inspiration for a lunch or dinner treat.
A protein can be added if you would like, but the rolls are all vegetable today. In the past I’ve made them with half or a whole pound of ground beef, adding it