When we grew up, our parents just started their own small business. Although the business was just starting, it took all of their energy, attention, time and barely left anything for us. But I never forget that on special occasions mom always cooked for us and we would sat together as family enjoying the feast together.

Out of the year, there were three days that mom would spared her time to cook for us was when there were: New year, Chinese new year and dad’s Birthday. We usually would joyfully counting days until they arrived. Mom’s cooking is always the best in this whole wide world (who doesn’t think their moms’ cooking like that?). We would have special food on those special days in which we never had everyday.

Days gone by, we are getting old and so do our parents. The children married and live at other places. It is difficult to be together when we all live at different countries. This new year’s eve mom only cooked very simple dinner for just a few of us.  Instead of those rich food she usually would cooked during these special days, we just had a very ordinary meal.  Here is what we had on new year’s eve.  Happy New Year!

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stir fried mushroom and chinese cabbage
stir fried mushroom and chinese cabbage

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grilled fish
grilled fish
fried meat balls: ground meat, shrimps, carrots, and water chesnut
fried meat balls: ground meat, shrimps, carrots, and water chestnut
fish balls soup
fish balls soup
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