This Thanksgiving was a little bit untraditional for us. Everybody had plans so my small family of six had Chinese food and cheesecake for our Thanksgiving meal. It was unconventional and it was perfect.
But we did have our traditional Thanksgiving two days later–turkey and all the fixings, dessert (a ton of it), some wine and even spam musubi courtesy of one of my nieces. They were a hit, of course in a family of mostly Asians. I think my little ones even hid some too, hoarding them. I guess I taught them well.
Spam musubi is a traditional Hawaiian snack that’s made of rice, spam and seaweed. People have two reactions when I explain to them what it is: a face that cringes and wonders why they’re friends with someone like me who would eat (and love) such an abomination, and a face that’s fascinated I haven’t died of food poisoning. But don’t knock it till you try it.
Here’s a recipe from Food Network in case you’re brave enough to try it. Or if you’re in Hawaii, you can actually order it from McDonalds.