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On my 30th birthday my husband planned a surprise birthday party for me. Not only was I totally surprised, he even managed to have me unknowingly do all the cooking--except for baking the birthday cake. Every other week a girlfriend and I were in a routine of cooking together for fun. My husband overheard us making plans to cook several Chinese dishes the next time we got together and our next cooking date just happened to be May 25th, the day before my birthday.
"Surprise Birthday Party" May 25th at 6:30 p.m. and on the menu were the Chinese dishes my girlfriend and I had made earlier in the day, including Potstickers, Braised Shrimp with Vegetables, Egg Foo Yung, Beef with Broccoli and Hot n' Sour Soup.
At 6 o'clock my husband was scurrying around the house tidying up, which I didn't find all that unusual because he usually helps out around the house. But when I noticed that he'd put fresh hand towels by the bathroom sink I thought he'd lost his mind, until the doorbell rang--"Surprise!" and there stood over a dozen friends with a cake, flowers and balloons.
Just writing about my favorite Chinese dishes is making me hungry so I think this week I'll make some Beef with Broccoli. If you'd like to try the recipe visit my Recipe Blog at http://tinyurl.com/yv2jjn Be sure to double the recipe so there are plenty of leftovers.
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