Our Sunday meals have always been epic. The food will never let you down and there’s enough of it to feed Zio Luigi and any other Mario brothers (real or imagined) who stop by. The family is always on fire, sometimes literally, depending on who is manning the kitchen. And you will almost always get one of those really great stories out of the day. While things have simmered since my father’s parents passed away, we still have our fair share of memorable pasta dishes, antics among the cousins, and battles for zia supremacy in everything from Italian cards to washing dishes to making lasagna. Let’s face it, those ladies are always gonna win. Just get over it already. As a tribute to all those really great days and a way to give outsiders a peek into our Italian world, I recently wrote all about Sunday Funday for ItaliansRus’ Our Paesani column. Check it out and have your own Sunday Funday next week. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Di Meglio uses the written word to help families create memories and stick together. You can follow her on Facebook at Francesca’s Newlyweds Nest and on Twitter @ItalianMamma10.