My family has few must-keep traditions. And eating lunch together on the first day of the New Year (gregorian) isn’t among the must-keep traditions. Still in recent years with mum’s growing fraility and the evaporation of her independence, there has been an effort for some of us to stay home and eat with her on landmark dates such as today — the start of a new calendar year, as it is unsconscienable to leave her to have only her maid for company at table.
Statistically speaking, given her age she may not be able to enjoy meals on memorable days with her family for many more times. No, I’m not thinking of death but of escalating physical fraility — when good food may have to be minced and mashed into oblivion for it to go down.
So, without more ado, while mum is still eating well and heartily, here is what we had for our simple lunch today.