Friday, February 26, 2010
Normally on Sunday I make a big dinner anyway but now I want to start including our extended families more often. Every Sunday.
I don't have a great memory at all, but I have many memories of our family at the table. My dad used to call the jug of milk something...what was it Dad? You used to say.."could someone pass the....." that was a big joke. My mom used to make certain dishes on each day...for instance...Friday was fish sticks. Who eats fish sticks?? We also did a lot of spaghetti and meatballs and American Chop Suey. She used to make it in this portable skillet that you plugged into the wall. Kitchen appliances have come along way.
I recall my mom including outsiders in our family meals as well. There was a girl who lived next to us who lost her Dad at a young age and she was alone a lot. Many times my mother would invite her to stay for dinner. My mom still is a great host. I get my love of entertaining from her.
There are many holiday meals I remember too with great Aunts and Grandparents. My Great Aunt Mil passed away a few months ago....she would have been 100 this April. One time when I was a kid I think she had one too many Manhattans and right at the dinner table she fell back in her chair. I think her wig came off when it happened.
I wonder why so many of my memories are at a dinner table? I couldn't tell you what I got for Christmas as a kid but boy I remember sitting at the dinner table at my Grandmothers house every year.
I want my children to have memories of big family meals together. So, if you're not busy on Sunday...come for Supper!!
*Steve won't appreciate the picture of him in his painting shirt...but don't you just love our centerpiece in this picture!!