At least it was in my family. And in reading other Italian cooking blogs and following some fellow bloggers on twitter and Facebook, I have learned many other families do the same thing. I loved the smell of my dad’s sauce cooking on a Saturday. Sometimes he would make us bacon and eggs for breakfast on a sauce making day. I think it was so he had fresh bacon grease in which to brown the meatballs and any other meat he added to the sauce. Isn’t it funny how a smell can invoke a memory, good or bad, so fast in our minds? So I am going to be busy today with making sauce. I will be using it for my homemade lasagna I am making for dinner on Monday.
I really want to go back to the Sunday family dinner tradition but times have changed, at least here in the USA, and families are busy on Sundays. My family is busy with church and youth group. We have only a few hours at home to rest in between the morning service and the time we return to take the boys to youth group. And in the coming weeks, the hubby and I will be involved in an Alpha course at our church. So I decided that Monday might work for a family diner night this week. My daughter and grandson will be coming over for dinner. Lasagna is one of her favorites so I know we will have a good meal.
What kind of food traditions does your family partake in? I mean, separately from holidays. Leave your stories in the comments.