Food brings family together!
Oct. 28, 2012 8:36 pm
Some of the greatest conversations my family has ever had was over a meal. When my husband's family gets together we all hear stories of when the kids were young, stories about grandparents or their own food misadventures growing up. I love it! I now know
why I always felt so comfortable in the military when I would feed my husband's entire unit lol. You get used to feeding a large group.
Tonight was my MILs birthday and I had about 10 people to feed. I made 2 pot roasts, 2 bags of egg noodles, 2 bags of butternut squash, salad and honey cornbread. Then the desserts- my SIL brought pumpkin cheesecake, I made pumpkin spice cookies and had
a birthday cake for the MIL. Dinner was to die for! Three different people commented when they came to the table, "Wow, I haven't had pot roast in ages." By the end of the meal the only thing left was enough pot roast and veggies for me to take for lunch,
a small container of butternut squash and 3 pieces of honey cornbread. Guess that means the meal was a success lol.
This meal was a test run for Thanksgiving. This year I am hosting and should be expecting 20-25 people. In 2009, I had 17 people stay with my family over Christmas for 5 days and served breakfast, lunch and dinner I think I will be able to handle Thanksgiving.
I really hope that this tradition is something my own kids will cherish and pass on to their own someday.