Nothing says South African tradition quite like a 7 Colour Family Feast.
The simple pleasures of togetherness amid plates piled high with meat, coleslaw, beetroot, pumpkin, rice, or pap, and chakalaka – Sundays have always been the “fine dining day” in most of our homes.
Waking up early in the morning making sure the meat has been marinated, the veggies have been chopped up, and the dining table set with mom’s fine china all laid out.
The portions huge and the cooking methods unhealthy – deep-frying the chicken or adding mayonnaise to the cabbage. A definite win for cheat day.
For some families, this is the only time spent together. Having conversations, sharing stories, those long overdue catch-up sessions, the low down on what happened the week before, the juicy topics of the week ahead, the laughter, with our shiny cheeks from all the food…
It goes without saying that communication is the key to understanding. Although we live as a family, each member is on a different track through life. Spending time together over meals lets us keep in touch with each other on a regular basis.
Hey, it can even be at the office on a Friday 🙂 Food brings people together.
Not everyone knows the term, but we all know the contents, and we certainly had the meal.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
Pull up a chair, take a taste, come join us! Life is so endlessly delicious.
Nothing says Sunday like an appetising 7 Colours creation!
Let’s not forget jelly and custard for dessert!!
Do you have 7 colour meals in your home? Who makes the food? Or does it remind you of home?
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