Sunday Get-togethers!

Every Sunday, the entire family gathers at my in-law's home for lunch. We're a small group of 19, counting all the adults and children. The number of guests increases on holidays and birthdays. The table in the dining room seats 8 at a time, so it's first come, first serve! The menu is almost always the same: Tostadas de lomo (pork tostadas). This is the one meal we all seem to agree on, plus, tostadas offer an extra bonus in that no reheating is required! The menu also changes on holidays and birthdays. During these times, we are treated with my mother-in-law's "pozole". Pozole, a is a pork and hominy stew/soup in a chili broth, which is then garnished with chopped onion, shredded cabbage and sliced radishes! Delicious!

You may be wondering why we gather for lunch, instead of dinner. It is customary, especially in the smaller towns such as ours, to go to "El Jardin" (the townsquare), on Sunday evenings. People, young and old, walk around or sit on benches in "El Jardin" mostly to peoplewatch, talk with friends and to catch up on local gossip. But we also go to "El Jardin" to eat! You can snack on churros, homemade chips, ice cream, aguas frescas, nachos, corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, hamburgers or tacos! I'm hungry just thinking about it all! There is also entertainment, such as a local marching band playing in the kiosk or visiting music and folkloric dance groups perfoming in front of city hall. It's a fun time to be had by all, and not a bad way to end the weekend! 


  1. This sounds so much like Spain. The town center is where everyone wants to be. The food sounds awesome.

  2. Going to the "Plaza" was my favorite pastime when I was little, and even now that I am older I still enjoyed eating there and catching up with old friends.