Dont Miss the Harvst Moon, Wednesday September 22 this year!
This is a fun tradition that we started several years ago in our family.
It is very quick and easy to celebrate too, which always a bonus for us busy Super Moms!
1. I start by making some super easy "mooncakes. " (If you want to add some extra Chinese Tradition, serve a "Red" dinner for good luck...apples, strawberries, lobster, red potatoes...)
There are a million recipes for REAL moon cakes online but I just use 2 regular cookies (super mommy secret: use store bought cookies, or frozen cookie dough!) and then sandwich them together filling the middle with icecream. This mooncake is made with 2 Keebler grasshopper cookies and some Oreo icecream.
3. Then, we lay a blanket outside under the full or rising Harvest Moon. We sit there while we read the childrens book, Goodnight Moon, blow out our candles, and enjoy our moon cakes!
(Here is our photo from 2 years ago)
The Festival in China is similar to our Thanksgiving time; a time to celebrate family and the abundance of the harvest. When my parents-in-law were living in China, they were given so many moon pies in beautiful boxes that they couldnt even eat them all!
Happy Chinese Moon Festival to YOU!