Thanks for all your great comments on diet pills from this morning. All of your comments were awesome and some of them very personal and I thank you for sharing! I think it is helpful for people to see what other people have gone through. Do you agree? None of us are perfect and I think sometimes knowing that other bloggers have tried diet pills is almost (dare I say) comforting?
Do you like learning about blogger’s pasts….good and bad?
Okay moving on the lighter subjects! Could you tell the story of your childhood through food? I think I could and I think it would be fun to try. So here you go, my childhood through food!
My first food memory is of my mom washing my bottles in the sink. I remember them being pastel (pink, blue and yellow) I learned later in life that I started my life as a picky kiddo…I would ONLY take the pretty pastel bottles!! haha! My mom should have known then that I would be difficult. (I am sure she is nodding along right now…STOP SMILING MOM! 🙂
I remember my Mammaw making roast and it smelling up her entire house with a rich and thick aroma. All my meals would be served in dishes with pictures on the bottom. It was how my Mammaw got my brother and I to eat all of our dinner. We had to see what picture we got at the bottom of the plate! 🙂 Tricky Tricky! I remember eating a bowl of Rice Krispies and losing my first tooth! I was so excited!
I remember my mom making pancakes on the weekends on the electric griddle. It was fun to help! My mom was never at a lack for additional stirring hands! (Or beater lickers…when cookies where on the menu!!) I remember having “Rock-n-Roll” dinners. My Dad would make spaghetti and homemade meatballs and we would put on rock music and dance and eat! Think Aerosmith, David Bowie, Midnight Oil, Joan Jet…the classics! We begged for “Rock-n-Roll” dinners!
I remember camping at Guadalupe State Park and searching for the perfect tree limb to make the perfect marshmallow roasting stick for smores! I would light mine on fire and let the marshmallow char before mushing it between 2 graham crackers and Hershy’s milk chocolate.
I remember my mom making homemade shrimp creole and thinking she was the best cook in the whole word. (By the way I still think this!) I remember making “ants on a log” (celery with a smear of peanut butter and raisins on top…ants on a log) and I remember the first lie I ever told was over apple slices. I lied and said I had eaten them all but really I had thrown them away and didn’t think to hide them under anything! Ah the naive liar I was! 🙂
I remember my Dad taking us trick or treating on Halloween and then coming home and dumping out all the candy and making “trades” with my brother! And I remember my Dad eating most of it! haha! 🙂
I remember family dinners every night in which we talked as a family and connected at the end of every day. I remember having to set the table every night and groaning the whole time! I now the see the value in that lesson. I remember going to the beach every summer and one of the highlights being we got to eat at Wendy’s! (wow…we were easy to please!!) And I remember discovering a love for coconut at a young age!
But I think most of all…I remember the smells of food. For example, whenever I smell coffee I think of my Dad. I am sometimes stunned into shock when I catch a smell of something and I am instantly transported into a memory I didn’t know I had and it always makes me smile.
Tell me your favorite childhood food memory?
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