Making dumplings is a big tradition in my family. When I was young, my mother would wake me up early on Sunday mornings to make dumplings with her and my grandmother. We would spend an hour or two filling and shaping dumplings, and then cook them for brunch for the rest of the family.
It was a lot of work, but I always got first dibs on the freshly made dumplings!
Now that I live away from my family, I still try to keep that weekend dumpling-making tradition alive.