This is my second week of participating in Strange But Good-hosted by Laura at Sprint 2 the Table. I think it’s a fabulous idea and I wish I’d thought of it! MOST of my food is Strange But Good if you ask some of my friends. I thought it might be fun to talk about Christmas dinner, so here goes!
Several years ago, as our numbers at the Christmas dinner table started to dwindle, we decided to give up on the idea of a big fancy Christmas dinner. We used to do the whole turkey thing like at Thanksgiving, but with fewer people to eat it, it just didn’t seem practical anymore. Although of course, I have been known to buy a turkey and cook it Just For Ralph…He never thinks there’s too much turkey! 😉
We decided instead to recreate the dinner scene from The Christmas Story…dinner at a Chinese restaurant! We think this was our 5th year and it was fun as always.
We went to our usual restaurant, Sakana Oriental. It’s nearby which is great. I started out with Hot and Sour Soup. I love this restaurant because they have vegetarian Hot and Sour.
It doesn’t really look that appetizing now that I look at it, but it Is delicious! Clears your sinuses too if you need it!
For dinner, I used to always have the Chinese eggplant in garlic sauce and I loved it. Last year, I decided I needed to add some protein to the mix. I requested tofu be added to it.
Again, it doesn’t look great, but it is Delicious!! Brown rice on the side. This is just my favorite dish. We always say we should go her more often than just Christmas, but we rarely do.
I’m not sure if this is a staple on other Chinese restaurant menus. This is the only one where I’ve ever seen it. It is just so good. If you ever see it offered, give it a try!
So that is Strange But Good for this week. Even though I just ate, looking at these photos…I’m getting hungry! I really do love it. I should try to replicate it myself!!
Just so you all know, I’m feeling strong with my efforts to get back on track with my Weight Watchers efforts. Feeling successful and in control!
Happy Friday! Go eat something Strange But Good!