Eating in Shanghai this morningsng for the tomb sweeping festival (sort of like our Memorial Day.) They were serving Sweet Green Dumplings (青团 qīngtuán) filled with red bean paste. Only served once a year!
Experienced Chinese hilarity today–Went out to a restaurant and had a Chinese friend translate the food beforehand. Got to the store and they said sure! and took my translation. All the food arrived perfectly, including the delicious caramel sweet potato dish. Suddenly the four business guys beside us call the waitress over, start pointing at our table and chattering. She leaves, comes back with a new plate of potatoes lacking the yummy caramel and takes the delicious ones away! 😛 Apparently, the translation was a bit confusing, and the business guys thought that we got the wrong plate. They were trying to help us, but ended up taking away the ones we wanted. :p My face was like “NOOOOOOOOO! Come Back my yummy potatoes! Return them on pain of death!” LOL, on the one hand sadness! On the other hand, how sweet that they cared enough to try to help us out 🙂 I love my life–so full of chaos and wonderfulness I can’t stand it sometimes! ❤
Gluten Free Corn Casserole
This dish has always been a particular favorite of my family (especially me); the creaminess of the dish fits perfectly with many entrees. However, usually I would just use butter, cream cheese, milk, and Jiffy Mix. This year, in replacing my dishes with Gluten Free (GF) products, I had to get rid of the Jiffy Mix. Here is my replacement dish! It is delicious, and makes an absolutely marvelous holiday side. Plus, it takes about 5 minutes to make!