It took until my third Easter in China, but I’ve finally celebrated the holiday with some amount of pomp and circumstance. Sadly there were no chocolate eggs, but I did manage to pull together a sampling of some of the Easter food Maggie might experience had we been in Canada.
We managed turkey (though it was roasted like duck), stuffing (from a box), mashed potatoes and gravy.
The gravy was the hardest part. I searched all day for a recipe that didn’t involve using drippings from something cooked in an oven, nor some hard-to-find easy-additive solution.
Eventually I sorted it out and combined a few sets of instructions and came out with something pretty half decent – only to open the box of StoveTop and find a free instant gravy package included. 他妈的!
Sometimes I forget how ‘Chinese’ my wife is. After instructing her that she should just spoon a bit of everything onto her plate I turned away just long enough for her to put it all on there and mix it together. When I asked her why she was eating gravy-stuffing-mashed potatoes in one stirred mess, she said she thought that’s what I meant by “all together on the plate”. Sigh.
I made a believer out of her however, and I’ll be making mashed potatoes on a semi-frequent basis from now on.