This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, but as usual all opinions expressed on it’s deliciousness are my own.
Spring time. Winter is leaving (well, in some places anyway), the holidays are finally over and at least for us, sports are starting up again in full swing. With two extremely athletic children who, between the two of them play 4 sports, things can start to get a little bit hectic in the spring. Add to this a part time job and being president of our school’s foundation and things start to get really crazy. Especially when it comes to making easy dinners that I can get on the table in record time. Yes, I have a crock pot, yes I have an Instant Pot. But some days I’m just not feeling it after driving all over the place for travel soccer or softball. Some days I just want to feed my kids a healthy and delicious dinner that takes NO time at all and is easy to get on the table. Because EASY DINNER are the keywords here. No prep, no extensive clean up and no stress for mama.
Know what ELSE is coming up besides crazy sports schedules and more meetings? Chinese New Year!! I feel very lucky to have been on the list of influencers that was invited to San Francisco to get my Chinese New Year on with Chef Katie Chin (omg love her) and Ling Ling Asian Kitchen. We cooked, we crafted and we ate. Oh good lord in heaven did we eat.
On top of the incredible Fried Rice from Ling Ling – Chicken Yakitori to be exact – we had Thai Drunken Noodles with Chicken (spicy and DELICIOUS), Asian Marinated Veggie Skewers and Cucumber Edamame Salad with Ginger Soy Vinaigrette. But guys, on top of all of it… POTSTICKERS.
Ling Ling potstickers are NO joke. With pork or chicken, tender veggies and that awesome chewy wrapper, I literally could not stop eating them off the plate. It was actually a little grotesque and I’m sure that several of my fellow food bloggers watched in horror as I mowed through them. Sorry guys, I just can’t resist a good potsticker… and that sauce they come with? OMGYUMMO
It was of course just fun to hang out with local food bloggers and cook with Ling Ling again. We learned a little bit about the Chinese New Year traditions (more potstickers) and even made some crafts that I managed to do with my kids this past weekend. I’ll be posting a tutorial for these totally adorable Chinese lanterns soon. Hopefully, you know, before Chinese New Year.
The best part of the whole Ling Ling cooking experience was getting to come home and make all these easy meals with my kids.
Enter the Peanut and Willa, Ling Ling Asian Kitchen Chefs extraordinaire.
From literally opening up the bag, to cooking the noodles, to enjoying a healthy and delicious lunch in minutes, it was beyond easy.
And because I was so smitten with Ling Ling and their POTSTICKERS… I went and got a jumbo sized bag from Costco. Click here to see where you can get your own jumbo sized bag of potstickers… because I’m not sharing. Except maybe with these fabulous ladies…