Our family had our reunion dinner on the eve of the Lunar New Year itself and the hubs prepared curry chicken as our pot-luck dish. Our dinner was as usual wholesome home-cooked food.
As in the past years, we went over to the PILs for lunch on the 1st day of the Chinese New Year and this year, we had home-cooked there as well. Almost a rarity! The hubs went to the drive-thru at Macdonald's before going to his parents anyway because we have been conditioned to expect nothing. Anyhow, the 2nd SIL cooked from her home and brought curry chicken, yes again, to the PIL's and the MIL cooked a simple dish of vegetables and soup. I had the burger and some rice.
We then went off, sending the 2nd BIL to his workplace because the hubs rented a car for the Lunar New Year but not as if we travel to many places for visiting.
My eldest brother and his family, minus Bev who was on flight duties, came about 4ish and hung around till about 6pm where we went for dinner before heading to Jerry's home to 'visit' M. Jerry and his family have gone back to the SIL's hometown in Batu Pahat and M was left alone but she had scores of visitors coming by and visiting her but who have all left by the time we arrived. I commented to the hubs that we should have M stay over at our place for the night for future CNY as it brings more festive cheer to our home. Otherwise, there's really no visitors to our home. Such a sad way to celebrate the CNY.
For the 2nd day, we went over to my Godsister's place to visit my Godma. Had lunch there, send M back and then proceeded to the hub's cousin's home. This is the routine for as far as I can remember. M hasn't been visiting her relatives as much as she would like to because there is no one accompanying her already. Hopefully we can throw in some visitations with her next year onwards.
Since we haven't had anyone visit us, we invited the Victors over for dinner on the 3rd day, before the festivities die down because work beckons.
I prepared chicken stew, toufu with minced pork, mixed vegetables and 2 omelettes. Thankfully, they all enjoy the meal and we even had a dessert of jelly and ice-cream that followed. The ladies even liked the doggie cookies I had baked so much! Wow....I wasn't expecting it.
Anyway, as always, we ask for good health for the year and a smooth one ahead.