Growing up, much of my extended family lived in NJ. Some were even in the next town. That gave us to opportunity to have lots of Sunday family Dinners. I am sure if I asked my brother or my cousins, they would all agree that we had Pot Roast every week. And if I asked my parents or aunt and uncle, they would give me lists of all the different things we ate. Children have very selective memories.
One of the things I love about moving back to Oahu is that the family Dinner can be resurrected. My brother and his girlfriend came over the other night and we had out first Hawaii Sunday Family Dinner. A Dinner of `Opakapaka Fish Tacos, homemade Asian Cabbage Slaw, Guacamole, Tomato Salsa, and Tomatillo Salsa. I was pretty excited that pretty much everything but the Corn Tortillas were local. Not bad considering 85% of Hawaii’s Food is shipped in from somewhere else!