"The Moon Festival is also a time where folks wish on the moon to send messages to those who aren't able to be with them for whatever reason. If there is any time in the year that our children's birth parents might be thinking of them, this holiday is the one. So in our house, we use the Moon Festival to remember those who aren't with us right now, but who are a part of our families. We think of aunts, cousins, grandparents, special friends and birth family who are half a world away". . .
Since the moon cakes we bought at the oriental grocer where less than a hit last year - I've been collecting a few recipes and picked one I thought sounded good; and I was able to change the filling to something I thought the kids would enjoy a bit more (strawberry preserves with coconut and Mia and I put chocolate chips in the others!)