And yeah, that's how I know sarma, just that there's also either sauerkraut or chopped cabbage on the bottom of the pot, and in the Romanian version a bit of paprika, and much more in the Hungarian version :-) some also put a bit of bacon in it, but my grandparents never did. I guess it's like a meat pie, same same, but so many ways to slightly change it :-)
My in laws are Maltese and they are exactly the same. Eat eat you must eat!!! Lol
Urgh. My MIL is the same. She's German.
No matter what time of day it is, we will call (at 9am for example) and say "hey we're in the area we'll come through so you can see DD and we'll have a cuppa" and MIL will say "Oh! I made a lasagne/meatballs/i'm roasting a chook so we'll have an early lunch!"
FFS woman, we just ate breakfast and 9.30 is way too early to be eating lunch!
"Are the other Nonnas making you feel like a NON-na?
Orehnjaca going cold in the kitchen?
Precious son marry that useless debba tax-ixtan baqra mumble mumble *spit*?
Just freecall 1800 Dial-A-Euro and join our flourishing network of older kitchen queens!
Have poor starving white women visit your kitchen, with their skin and bones children....who may just call you Nonna yet!
So what are you waiting for, freecall Dial-A-Euro and cluck your tongue in disappointment TODAY!"
That'll reel them in.
Im so jealous my inlaws just keep yelling at us to stop eating... Boo
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