2009-10-02

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!!!

I know, I know, I have been slacking on blogging again. I can't even believe I only wrote one entry in September. So let me do a quick recap about what had happened in September...
2. I finally, sort of, found a job and I did it two days before my birthday. I viewed it as an answered prayer:) It's just a part-time, which allows me to teach in after-school programs (as a para professional) for about 11 hours per week. The best part is that the elementary school is two blocks away. Yes, I can just walk over there 5 minutes before the class starts. (Unfortunately, I do need to walk over about one hour earlier to prepare for classes, ha!!) I am teaching 5th & 6th grade choir, 3rd grade reading,  2nd grade mind & motor skills, and 1st grade arts & crafts. I need to say it's a bit intimidating....I am almost covering the entire years!! I've never thought I would work at an elementary school...LOL. I am also accepted by an agent as a translator yet no job comes in yet. My wish is to save up some more money so I can have a baby before I turn 30! 
So tomorrow (or today, if you're in Chinese time) is the mid-autumn festival. I hate paying 30 bucks for not-so-fresh, high-in-preservatives moon cakes so I decided to make on my own. I learned how to make it from Sue and worked on it with my friend, Cathy, together!
                                             Hard-working Girls!
                                             Just out of the oven!
                                              A close-up shot!

Since the recipe was in grams, we needed to transfer every measurements to cups (I don't have a gram scale yet). We were worried that we would have messed up the cakes but I think we did ok. Traditionally, this kind of moon cakes would have salty duck yolks inside; we omitted it for the sake of scare resource and health concerns. These babies have refined red bean paste inside. They're very very fattening though. 

5 comments:

The Bozemans said...

They were delicious! Thank you so much for bringing us some. Oh, and happy mid-autumn festival! =) Oh, and happy birthday! I need to make you a cake and card. And I didn't know you were teaching now. Yu-ting! We need to keep in touch better! We only live two doors down! Haha!

Jenny's LoVe BloG said...

Finally we got some news from you. It has been a while to hear anything from you.

I wish I could go to Provo to celebrate mid-autumn festival with you and have a Taiwanese style BBQ.

Your moon cake looks so professional!

superegobear said...

To Jill: Yes, we only live two doors down, haha! I'm guilty of keeping my life updated for you^^ But I will do my best from now on:) p.s. You really don't need to make me a cake and card since you're so busy with your schooling...
To Jenny: I just got lazy in blogging, I guess. Sometimes I just don't know what to write about. Life could be pretty monotone sometimes. I know, it would be fun to have a Taiwanese style BBQ together, wouldn't it? I miss Taiwanese BBQ sauce so much but I can't get it in Provo and don't want to drive up to Sandy just for it either. Do you know there is a pretty big oriental store up in Sandy? Is it called 大中@@

Jenny's LoVe BloG said...

I know. I went there a couple times. I wish I lived there. They have many Taiwanese product.

BB said...

hahaha.....

教小學生~真的一點都難以想像啊 哈哈哈
不過我真新的相信你會做的很棒的 =)
所以人真的不要太鐵齒太鐵齒太鐵齒啊~~~~哈哈哈

蛋黃酥做的真好 !
生日快樂唷~~

還有我都快31了~~~~:(

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