Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Traditions

It's that time of year again, when we all do the things our parents and their parents did because it's traditional. And don't get me wrong, some of those things are great. But sometimes it's okay to shake things up a bit.

Tonight we're out for our traditional dinner out at someplace "exotic". Last year was Saffron, a local Indian food establishment. This year we went further afield, to Fort St. George, a Japanese American restaurant.

I should clarify that part a bit...

In Japan they have American restaurants, just like we have Japanese restaurants here. But just like our Japanese restaurants are not actually that authentic, their "American" food is filtered through a Japanese perspective. So you end up with dishes like al dente spaghetti topped with hamburger steak and curry sauce. It's all a little disorienting, but tasty. It may seem like an odd place to celebrate Christmas Eve, but what's the holiday about other than spending time with family? And although it's only the two of us, I consider us a family, one that I'm very happy to have.

Merry Christmas to all, however you celebrate it, and to all a good night.