Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Family Foods {SOL Day 25: 3-25-15}


Pork, sauerkraut & dumplings, or PSD as we sometimes call it.

            Gnocchi

German chocolate cake

            Cannoli cake

Herring (only at Christmas, thankfully...not my favorite!)

            Spaetzel



Food is something my family uses to keep our heritage and traditions alive, but I never stopped to think about how important those foods are to me until I started to prepare them for someone who was not family (aka...my daughter's boyfriend.)  In our family, the little kids are encouraged and persuaded to taste, eat, and fall in love with these foods because "It's your heritage," as my brother-in-law says.

We are Polish, my husband's family is German, but my favorite aunt is Italian, so there are a few of those foods mixed in as well.

What foods help make you 'you'?


5 comments:

  1. Cool idea! My foods that make me 'me' are banana pudding, grilled cheese, and spaghetti.

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  2. Spaezle is a big one in our family as well. That and schnitzel. Yum!

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  3. I'm teaching a "Families and Traditions" unit in social studies right now, and this is exactly the question we are going to discuss next week (assuming we finish the blasted family trees!) I suppose in my own family it is homemade dinner rolls. I can't think of not one other thing that my mother made while I was growing up that I now eat regularly! Pierogies are for my husband's family!

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  4. I'm not familiar with many of your foods...kind of cool that foods are so much of our own culture/heritage/traditions and speak so much about who we are. Sounds like I need to attend an ethnic food fest!

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  5. I'm not familiar with many of your foods...kind of cool that foods are so much of our own culture/heritage/traditions and speak so much about who we are. Sounds like I need to attend an ethnic food fest!

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