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Winter solstice 冬至


This Wednesday, we ushered in the winter solstice. Because dumplings are eaten during the winter solstice, my uncle prepared dumplings filled with sauerkraut pork and celery pork. Because the dumplings I made faced the risk of revealing the stuffing, I was assigned the task of rolling the dumpling wrappers. At the beginning, the dumpling skins I rolled were very small. Uncle said to see if the dumpling skin can be made bigger so that more fillings can be wrapped. So, I made the dumpling skin bigger, but it was too thin, and it was easy to reveal the stuffing when everyone wrapped it. Alice told me that the dumpling skin should be thick in the middle and thin at the edges. After a few times, I finally rolled out a more suitable dumpling wrapper. This incident taught me that there is no simple thing that can be done. Everything requires brains, a humble attitude, and serious study and practice.

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