It’s October. And I know, everyone can’t believe how fast the time has flown. But I seriously can’t. In the last 18 months, I finished a reno, moved back into my house, had a kid, started launching a Canadian division of an American company, had tenants move in, had tenants move out, had people move back in…I can keep going on and on. It’s ridiculous really. And I’m totally not one of those “oh ya-it’s nothing” kinda people. This is mental-even for me.
However, in all of this the one thing that has become so glaringly obvious is that my family is amazing. Not that I didn’t know that before, but my family including my in laws have been incredible throughout all the crazy. Everyone has been willing to help out with our moves, our kid and just our general sanity. So with Thanksgiving around the corner, I feel like it means more this year.
We’ll be hosting because after the reno, we have enough space. When I was younger, I didn’t think I’d ever want to be that home where everyone gathered when I grew up. But I love it. I love having everyone around in a place they feel comfortable to relax and hang out. I love it. Obviously a huge part of Thanksgiving is the food but my favourite part is the foods you only eat at Thanksgiving. They’re often a nice homage to family that have gone before us. For us it’s stuffed peppers (courtesy of my late aunt) and green beans with fried onions casserole (a staple from generations past in my Mid-west UISA family).
Loblaws put together this video to honour one families late mother for Thanksgiving. I literally couldn’t stop crying when I watched this. I’ve included it here because I think it highlights the meaning of family quite well…grab your tissues and enjoy:) And say hi to your family when you see them for me!
Loblaws: Family RecipeWhat happens when a love of food and family come together? #WeLoveFood