In our family, Sundays mean gathering for dinners together. Growing up, my mom, and her two sisters would take turns making the meal and we would go over to each other's houses to eat. Since there were 5 adults and 4 children, the children usually had a special table all of their own, called what else, the "kid's table", here the 4 of us would get to eat alongside the adults then hang around the "adult table" to hear all of their chatting and gossip. When our grandparents came for a visit, things got even more lively.
As we got older though, most of us moved away for college and work. But the gathering rituals still continue to this day.
In Japan, most families do not get together with their families unless it is a special occasion, which is why coming home is really special.
Tonight was no exception, and although there were only 5 of us, it was still a nice gathering and we all got to catch up on things.
Here's what we had: (sorry the pictures are a bit dark)
tofu (soy bean curd) salad with taegu (Korean-style cuttlefish), cucumbers and tomatoes.
Corned beef and cabbage with onions
And konbu maki (pork, carrots and gobo (burdock) wrapped with konbu (kelp) and tied with kampyo (dried gourd), my mom also threw in some araimo or satoimo (dasheen).
Lots of good food and conversation...Sundays.
It's great to be home, hope you have a great week!