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Happy Wednesday!

I’m so excited that tomorrow is Chinese New Year! I’ve been seeing so much Chinese new year festivities and goodies selling at the markets lately -new year candies, bright mandarin oranges, dangling flower ornaments, red envelopes, I can just go on and on! As I’m typing this late at night, I hear firecrackers exploding in the distance. People on the streets sure are having fun with those the past few hours!

Chinese New Year Eve is known as Reunion Dinner. It’s a day where relatives from all over would fly home to enjoy a huge feast with their loved ones. I don’t have any family members that fly from far away as most of them are in the States. I remember having large family gatherings as a child, but I as I grew older and my family grew with me, I realized that we have grown apart and stopped having family gatherings, even to go out to yum cha (drink tea eat dim sum). I suppose it’s because my grandparents used to be the heads who brought everyone together, but now that’s not possible due to health reasons. So over the years, it has just been my family of three enjoying a nice meal together. This gives my mom the chance to whip up a scrumptious homecooked meal!

Here’s what we had tonight:

Yellow Skin Chicken - my mom made some bomb chicken soup with this (not pictured)

Yellow Skin Chicken – my mom made some bomb chicken soup with this (not pictured)

Cha Siew - BBQ pork my favorite!

Cha Siew – BBQ pork
my favorite!

Chicken and eggplant: it doesn't look appetizing, but trust me it's yummy. ;)

Chicken and eggplant: it doesn’t look appetizing, but trust me it’s yummy. 😉

Pork with snowpeas

Pork with snowpeas

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the spread - plus more pork

the spread – plus more pork

guilt-free dessert

guilt-free dessert

gotta have some chocolate and Lucky new year candy!

gotta have some chocolate and Lucky new year candy!

Even though I was beyond full, I also ate some fruit and crackers later in the evening. Good stuff.

Anyway I hope ya’ll had a awesome Wednesday wherever you are in the world! I’d love to know how your day/week is going! Now it’s time for me to get some shut-eye and get ready for a long day in the office. We’re almost at the end of the week! If you’re having a long week so far, it’s okay, hang in there, you’re almost there! 😀

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