One of the hardest things about moving to Little Rock for college is knowing that I will not get to enjoy southern home cooked meals everyday. My grandma’s crispy pork chops with fried potatoes, and creamy macaroni and cheese and freshly picked green beans, from the garden in the backyard, or her homemade vegetable soup and buttered cornbread really screams my name as I stand in line for a standard cafeteria meal. Not having her cooking available to me everyday is definitely a struggle. Food is the center of my whole family. Food is what brings us together. Not just ordinary food though, no. It is southern home cooked food.
I was involved somewhat in preparation, not as much as I now wish that I was to know those family recipes, especially Mom’s potato salad. I had two sons, so they rarely helped cook, they did like to bake with me and there were certain things that they had to take turns at doing (frosting or decorating baked goods, filling the deviled
When the counters were are all cleaned up and everything is warm and just out of the oven, it's time to have Thanksgiving dinner. We all sat down with the windows cracked just enough for the cool breeze to swirl around the room. Chatters fill the room as family members catch up on life. After a prayer, we all eat the amazing food prepared by our grandma and mom. It tasted so good, just like every Thanksgiving dinner.
Food is a part of my culture because my family, for the most part, is pretty healthy and we like traditional foods also. We have lutefisk for dinner on special holidays like Christmas I think it is terrible, but my family likes it. My grandpa always makes sausages for any Holiday and everyone knows he is going to bring them because he makes the best in the world I think. When I grow up I want to be a chef and most the time I make food for dinner. For Christmas last year my parents
Teachers have exposed students to different stories about the pilgrims. Textbooks picks one reason and presents them as facts. Different stories have been told for example the hijacking story, how the pilgrims adopted the Mayflower to avoid rebellion. The Pilgrims are described as a “pious and moral band who laid the antecedents of our democratic tradition.” (6- Loewen) They are also described as Christian, sober, democratic, generous to the Indians, God thanking. Apparently, these could not be true. Historians have chosen to omit the facts and not talk about the African slaves, Spanish and Indians. The Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts
My obsession of macaroni and cheese.It taest so good that you want to eat it over and over again.All you need is kraft macaroni and cheese,a pot,a spoon,water and (milk) if optional.To me it is the best food I had ever eaten because it is cheesy good.
Every family has their own unique way of spending time together with loved ones only seen during the holidays. In the Stock home, there is only one thing we enjoy doing. Sure, like every other family we have our grand and elaborate dinner, which is composed of all the greatest delicacies my mother and grandmother can whip up. Of course, as is expected,
We set up a large table for the food. By dinner time the table is filled with different foods from American to Mexican to even Italian. We all gather around the table to say grace, and propose a toast. Then we all line up to get food. I always try to get a little bit of everything, this way I know what everything tastes like and what to get for seconds. Last year one of my aunts made Mexican smoked barbecue ribs. I couldn't stop eating them, they were amazing! They were seasoned with her very own rub which consisted of plain slat, garlic, and cayenne pepper. They had this beautiful reddish glazed look, I just couldn't
Home cooked meals taste the best, and are usually the least expensive. My favorite meals are the ones that you help make yourself. Cooking is a hard task, so it is useful to have more than one person working on preparing it. Even if it's just pasta, you can feel accomplished knowing you put work into making it.
It was a cold November evening when my family gathered at an uncle’s house to celebrate our Thanksgiving. One of my aunts brought her typical marshmallow yams, and one of my uncles brought their typical banana bread. Another brought Soba Salad, and another brought Spicy Kimchi Squid. As the food gathered to the dining table, just as everyone had arrived, we all gathered in the living room. My grandfather sitting on the couch as the head figure of the family brought out a book that everyone knew very well, the Bible. As we began to worship our God, in the middle of one of my grandfather’s sermon, an alluring aroma filled the room all the children, including myself, began to drool. It was of course, the main dish, the ham. As we finished our
The Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving feast. Basically this myth means that on the first thanksgiving the Wampanoag brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving. The truth about this myth is that they actually didn’t bring popcorn. There’s nothing true about this myth there’s the Wampanoag’s didn’t bring popcorn simple as that. It reveals that people are easily tricked if they believed this myth. And there mindset is easy to be changed.
From an early age and without even knowing it, I was able to relate stories from the bible I read in my later years. I have heard some say they grew up poor, and then they would describe their circumstance. One person said they did not receive a new bike at Christmas and the other said they only had turkey and sides at Thanksgiving because their family could not afford to purchase a ham. I would laugh and reply I remember being hungry on Thanksgiving hoping a relative would invite my family over for dinner. After reading the story of Jesus feeding the multitudes with a few fish and a few loaves of bread, I wished Jesus had found and blessed my family when we wondered where our next meal would come from. One example of something similar
There are holidays in every culture where the food is the focal point. For example, the most important tradition involving food in the U.S. is Thanksgiving. According to a 2015 poll, 95% of people in the U.S. spend Thanksgiving with their families.“Thanksgiving by the Numbers.” Fox Business, Fox Business, 23 Nov. 2016. This is because people in the U.S. grew up making memories with their families, and they want to make more memories with their children. These traditions are important to people because they make them nostalgic, so it’s necessary for people to take a break and spend time with their families.
We all have family traditions, some of which we take pride in, some of which we dread and despise but, whether you know it or not they are what make us who we are. One of my favorite traditions that I can truly say I’m passionate for would have to be Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner for the holiday goes by in a blink of an eye because of all the enjoyment. However, the preparations that lead up to the day are long and prestigious even though they are what make the dinner so great. Since the holiday comes up before we know it, we get started as soon as the year hits mid fall.