Joy Luck Club: Family Favorites Round Up!

This month for my Read, Watch & Eat event, the chosen book & movie my friends and I read/watched was The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. It's a wonderful story that captures various dynamics of mother and daughter relationships... some of which come very close to home for me. In honor of the book and movie, friends shared Chinese-inspired dishes which we ate before watching the movie. Here are some pics of our "Joy Luck Club" lunch:

Sweet & Sour Chicken Wings shared by Joyce: Mixed "Bento" Box shared by Lennie: Chinese Baked Goods shared by Diana: Chinese Dim Sum shared by Diana: Fortune Cookies shared by Lane: Steamed Bao filled with sweet bean paste shared by Erin: Sauteed Bok Choy & Water Chestnuts shared by Emma: Chinese Rice Crackers shared by Yumi: Shrimp Stir Fry & noodles shared by Joelen Napa Cabbage Slaw shared by Joelen:
To join in the fun, my fellow bloggers have submitted family favorite recipes! Being that the book and movie story line had to do with family, this blogging adventure highlights family favorite recipes. As I do with each blogging event I host, a lucky blogger receives a giveaway related to the food theme. This event's winner is Carly of Live. Laugh. Grow! Carly has won an Family Favorites recipe collection cookbook. Congrats Carly and hope you enjoy the cookbook, especially with the upcoming holiday entertaining season around the corner!

Stina of Eat Something
from Tennessee
Grandma's Chili
One of my favorite fall comfort foods is chili and Stina shares with us a special chili recipe from her husband's Grandma. To find out how Stina ate mashed potatoes as a child and for the recipe of this delicious comfort food, check out her blog!
Becke of Columbus Foodie
from Ohio
Homemade Pittsburgh Pierogies with Sour Cream
Becke shares some tasty food porn featuring pierogies. I don't know about you, but I have a real craving for some Polish eats and pierogies! Check out Becke's blog for pierogie making tips and recipes!
Carly of Live. Laugh. Grow.
from West Virginia
Chock Full O'Veggies Soup & Grown Up Grilled Cheese
It's soup season now that fall is here and Carly creates one that is filling, high in fiber/protein and low in fat and sodium. To pair with the soup, she has a flavorful sandwich made with cheeses, sun dried tomatoes and basil. For the tasty recipes and pics, check out Carly's blog!


  1. Wow, thanks so much!
    It was really fun to be a part of round up, and to get a chance to learn of some new recipes.

  2. I'll have to remember these recipes next time I watch the movie. Its one of my favorites!