Here is what we ate ~ Bean soup (good luck to the rat), Asian noodles (good luck to the sheep), Sugared ginger (good luck to the horse and the pig), Oranges (good luck to the dragon), veggie stir fry, fortune cookies, fruit kabob and steak kabob. I did allow wheat for this evening meal. The Asian noodles are plain with butter. I gave Tom Sawyer lots of vitamin C and double the digestive enzymes before dinner. I then gave him activated charcoal two hours after dinner. So far, so good. He is curled up in a chair reading a book right now.
The kids had so much fun learning how to eat with chop sticks. Everyone tried a bite of the sugared ginger. It was very spicy. Timothy and Daddy are the only ones who ate more than one piece.
After dinner the kids put on a dragon dance that they created earlier in the day. They used their homemade dragon masks. It was a fun evening for all. Earlier in the day, we read some picture books about the Chinese New Year and wrote about how each of our Zodiac signs were like us. (I pointed out how general each Zodiac sign is so that almost anyone can find a similarity of him or herself in any sign. I told them that it is just fun, but that we are all unique and not detemined by our sign.)