Wanted: Jiggs Dinner. Serious Enquiries Only
May 25 , 2015
While this ad is humorous, I think we can all relate to it. It’s funny how certain foods can temporarily satiate our desire to be closer to home or to the ones we love. For me, it’s a western sandwich, a homemade raspberry turnover and a fruit cup. As I write this, I can feel a smile form on my lips and tiny tears well up in my eyes.
From time to time during my childhood years, I would walk up to my grandmother’s house, wait for her to open her window and hand me my lunch before I went to school. Along with its deliciousness, I appreciated the gesture; she thought of everything: cutlery, a napkin, a juice box, a clear plastic bag to go over the brown paper bag in case it should rain and a green garbage twist tie to hold the contents together should my clumsy disposition cause me to fall…how endearing! I wasn’t just bringing my lunch to school... I was taking her love & thoughtfulness along for the entire day.
Of course you can imagine that in my over 40 years on earth there are many foods that double as a time machine and can evoke feelings of nostalgia. For instance, many people might cringe at the thought of biting into a piece of leftover ice cold salt beef…but for me, it brings me back to ice fishing with my grandfather; it was one of our most savored & treasured treats.
So... What seemingly ordinary food item brings you back to a happier time or place?
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