China News Service, December 23. According to the US "World Journal" report, every winter solstice, many Chinese Americans will make dumplings and cook glutinous rice balls.
Under the influence of the epidemic, many people of Chinese descent were unable to reunite with their families, so some Chinese bought their own ingredients to make dumplings and glutinous rice balls to help their homesickness.
Chinese Mr. Li said that the Winter Solstice represents the end of the year.
Now that I encounter the epidemic, I can't go anywhere. I can only stay in New York, unable to reunite with my family, and reduce gatherings with friends.
Mr. Li said that before the winter solstice, he started to watch the teaching videos of making glutinous rice balls on the Internet, but finally found it too difficult, so he decided to go to the supermarket to buy glutinous rice balls and cook them at home.
He who made glutinous rice balls for the first time was very happy to see his results.
He also ate glutinous rice balls on video with his family and spent the unforgettable winter solstice.
Chinese Ms. Zhou recalled that at home, she would worship her ancestors on the Winter Solstice.
Mother will prepare a table of vegetables and glutinous rice balls. On the morning of the winter solstice, mother will go to grandma's house and take the glutinous rice balls prepared by her grandmother. After returning home, the whole family will sit in the living room and watch TV while making glutinous rice balls.
Ms. Zhou said that in New York, few stores sell red bean glutinous rice balls, and the glutinous rice balls are not as delicious as their own.
She hadn't eaten red bean dumplings for a long time. She went to the Chinese supermarket early in the winter solstice to buy glutinous rice noodles, red beans and sweet-scented osmanthus, and went home to make her own dumplings.
After three hours, she finally made a bowl of red bean dumplings.
Ms. Zhou said that in the winter solstice, she ate her mother’s glutinous rice balls, but she didn’t think it would take so much time to make a bowl of glutinous rice balls.
Unexpectedly, I had to start from scratch, only to find that a small bowl of glutinous rice balls is not easy.
"I only hope that the epidemic will pass quickly and be able to go home and reunite with my family. Next time, I will start from the beginning to make glutinous rice balls with my mother to create more common family memories." (Yan Jiaying)