Originally we invited ten people to Chuseok. Then I realized there was no way I was going to be able to entertain ten people with my condition, so we scaled it back food-wise and people-wise.
Mark, his Lover, and Mark’s parents came over for spicy pork, mandu (from our freezing escapades), brown rice, pajeon (scallion pancakes) with a dipping sauce, sesame leaves (from my garden), quail eggs in soy sauce, tofu in a spicy sauce, three seasoned veggie banchan dishes (purchased), kimchi (purchased), songpyeon (purchased), Asian pears, and some wine they brought, as well as the champagne our Realtor gave us as a housewarming gift!
A few days prior, I asked Mark to bring some extra chairs.
“To sit on?”
“What else do you use chairs for?”
“When I think of Amanda and [Good Man]’s house, I don’t think of chairs.”
Well, that’s true. In our old place, we always ate at our small Korean table.
The food was enjoyed by all, and it was great to entertain in our dining room—with chairs!