Monday, October 4, 2010


Growing up, we didn't eat a lot of processed foods, but two that my mom did get were Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Spaghettios.  We didn't eat them very often, but I remember them and I remember liking them a lot. I had to find a substitute for Kraft's Mac and Cheese since it has artificial colors and such.  So, we've gone with Annie's--it's pretty affordable at Trader Joe's (their version) and at BJ's.  Spaghettios has been a little different.  It has high fructose corn syrup--one of the other things that I try to avoid.

So, my solution has been tomato soup from Trader Joe's with alphabet letter noodles.  Shoprite and Giant both carry the noodles in their store brand.  I smile knowing that this is one of my kids favorites.

My memories from when I was a kid seem to give me comfort, a sense of security, and a sense of history when I can't go see the places anymore and when it is long spans of people between when I get to see my family.  And as silly as it might seem, the foods from my childhood remind me of the things I liked and enjoyed when I was a kid.  They make me smile.  And it makes me smile to get to share these things, and new ones, with my kids.  We're making our own traditions.  I hope some day that they will share these things with their children--the things they loved as children.

1 comment:

  1. Not silly at all. I love to share the things I loved as a kid with my girls.