I hope it is not too late to wish you a happy Chinese new year. This is a holiday that makes me miss my family so much. Since I was little, Chinese new year has always been a big family gathering. Grandma would wear a new pretty dress and ready since morning for her kids, grandchildren, and relatives to stop by and wished her a happy new year. Then we'd have a nice big celebration that involved a lot of good food. She would have been so happy had she come to the recent Chinese new year as my extended family has grown tremendously.
Hubby & I didn't have a special celebration this year. I cooked "shark fin" soup without the shark fin because I knew shark is endangered. So I just use my grandma's shark fin seasoning, and we were pretty happy with the result. For Sunday potluck at church, I made a cheesecake with raspberries on top to resemble Chinese new year color. I wish us a year full of blessing, joy, and love from God alone.