Yahoo! I love this Friday Challenge. Five foods for Thanksgiving feasts.
While other folks feast on turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing and cranberries and brussel sprouts or broccoli and pumpkin pie, my husband and I will be sitting down to our traditional Thanksgiving feast at Yank Sing, a dim sum restaurant in San Francisco. It’s our go-to home away from home for all those holidays other folks spend with their extended families. You see, there are only two of us. We’re far from family and childhood friends. And being grafted on to other people’s family tables feels odd to us. So we’ve formed our own family traditions and even adopted folks who are beginning to feel like family–the folks who work the holidays at Yank Sing in Rincon Center.
First a glass of wine. Then steamed buns filled with barbecued pork. Followed by shiu mai–maybe even Shanghai dumplings.(After all it is Thanksgiving–we’re supposed to go for broke!) Then’s we’ll snag the fry cart. Pot Stickers for sure. And shrimp. And curry turnovers. No vegetables for us. It’s Thanksgiving and there is no one alive who can tell either one of us to eat our vegetables. At least not on this day.
We’ll close out the feast with crab claws and pot stickers and more hot mustard. A cup of jasmine tea and a walk beside the bay. As we drink that tea and walk beside the bay, we’ll remember all those with whom we’ve shared the day, the bay and the city we love so much and we’ll give thanks.