Wednesday is Dragon Boat Festival here in China. I’ve decided to turn it into an American holiday–by proxy.
I’ve invited some of the staff and a few students to come over and eat “American” food.
I had the weekend off (a rarity!) and took some time to go into Shanghai to the “City Shop”–a high-end grocery store that specializes in western items. I bought ingredients to make lasagna (no ricotta, but I’ll make due with mozzarella and cheddar). That’s the main dish. I’ll cook that on Wednesday.
Other dishes will include:
- Potato salad (already made, just needs some celery)
- Bacon and broccoli pasta salad with cashews and craisens. Okay… this one I had to do some serious modifications on . No craisens, so I’m using dried mangoes instead. No sour cream, so the dressing is only mayo. It’s still waiting for the bacon–they had some in the C-store downstairs a couple days ago, but now it’s gone. I’ll have to see if they have some at either of the big supermarkets.
- Deviled eggs–eggs are cooked (in a great egg steamer I won at the annual company dinner), I’ll devil them tomorrow or Wednesday.
- Stuffed mushrooms. Shrimp, garlic, butter, and breadcrumbs chopped up fine, put in mushroom caps, and baked.
- Cheese and crackers. I have mozzarella (I’ll save a little bit out of the lasagna), cheddar, and blue. They’re going to HATE the blue cheese.
- Green olives.
- I might make some chicken soup if I get bored.
I’ll try my best to get photos and post them after the dinner.