I remember the time we went to my grandmother’s for dinner–not that it was something new, mind you. Cooking large dinners for family, friends, and strangers was what she did. Happily partaking was simply our part. What made that particular evening stand out, however, was the table littered with bowls of items that didn’t quite seem to meld.
I’m trying something new!
We looked at my grandmother, then down at the hodge-podge before us. Seemed a pity someone could lose her touch so quickly. Just the week before we had been over, with nary a suggestion to mix maraschino cherries with the main course. All the same, we sat down to give it a try. Most amazing of all? We loved it.
So I present to you, Chinese Sundaes. No, I highly doubt they originated in China. Yes, your friends and family may look at you funny when you serve the meal. But I’m telling you now, it’s a fabulous blend of sweet and savory. Also, it’s a meal you can literally throw together . . .
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 2 cups grated cheese
- 2 cups cooked ham, cut into small pieces and browned
- 2 cups brown gravy
- 1 can Chow Mein noodles
- 1 cup celery, thinly sliced
- 1 cup green onions, chopped (optional)
- 2 cups maraschino cherries, chopped
- Almond slivers
- Soy Sauce
Brace yourself; this is a hard one . . .
- Layer the first three ingredients (rice, cheese, ham);
- Add a bit of gravy;
- Layer the remaining ingredients (Chow Mein noodles, celery, green onions if you want them, cherries, and almonds);
- Add a bit more gravy.
- Finish it off with a few splashes of soy sauce.
Download the PDF: Chinese Sundaes recipe