Do you hear that? It’s the sound of furious click of ‘copy/paste/save’ as mamas gather recipes together for the Thanksgiving feast. Or is that just me?
I love a good feast, although my mom might tell you that traditional turkey and stuffing isn’t high on my list. The truth is, now that I’m a mama myself, I look forward to a big dinner that brings family together. And I’ve got a secret. I’ve already got my turkey hiding in the freezer just waiting to be popped into the oven, slathered in butter and stuffed to the brim with a to-die-for stuffing. I don’t have ANY standard recipes that I enjoy cooking for the big day as I like to switch things up but I’m leaning towards creating traditional recipes that my family looks forward to.
While I was on the hunt for some recipes that will knock their socks off, I was sent the video below which of course, like most things in my life, was perfect timing. I’m a sap through and through, and when it comes to family, well…sniff! You’ll see what I mean.
How the love of food ties families together
Thanksgiving is about two things – food and family. Ask anyone what kind of stuffing they like, or how they prefer their mashed potatoes and there is a good chance the will say how their mom, dad or grandparent has been preparing it all their lives. These recipes are as much a part of a family’s history as the memories of the times they’ve enjoyed them.
Through the years, a family’s shared love of the food that is only theirs, ties them together. Just look at what’s on the menu for a family feast and you have a unique view of how different cultures converge to form who that family is today.
This is very much the case for the Rome family. A combination of Croatian, Ukrainian and Italian recipes all have a place at their table. After losing a vital member of their family, Matthew along with his daughter Cheryl work hard to keep the love alive through the food and gatherings of their family.
Chris Karsisiotis, store manager for the Loblaws Burnhamthorpe, was excited to have Matthew and Cheryl in-store. He said they a have a lot of “Matthew”, family members who love food and want to keep memories alive, who come into the store looking for ingredients and suggestions on how to make things taste just like they remember. At Loblaws, we’re proud of the role we play in helping to keep these traditions going.
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Do you have favourite family recipes you love at Thanksgiving?
This post was sponsored by Loblaws but as usual the opinions are my own.