|Sprout at six months: decimated the broccoli.|
- Sprout's first solid meal: steamed broccoli spears & mango chunk.
- Peanut butter & jam on toast after giving birth. After a night of working hard to push him out, this was the Best. Breakfast. Ever.
- Simple picnic on the Stawamus Chief after our wedding. It was pretty simple: cheese, meat & bread with champagne.
- First dinner party. I can't for the life of me remember what the main course was, but we had sundaes for dessert & one of our guests taught us all to tie the stems in a knot in our mouths. Seriously!
- Eating jellyfish for the first time. This was recently, at the Vancouver Aquarium on a special media tour of the Jelly Invasion exhibit. Four different dishes made by two well--known Vancouver Chefs: dee-lish! (if you're wondering, jellyfish doesn't have much flavour--it's all about how you season/accompany it--plus the texture is somewhere between rice noodles & sauerkraut)
- Christmas Dinner with family. Not one single occasion, but so many great memories over the years with my parents, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins & grandparents. The spread always involves turkey, usually sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, yams, buns, plus lots of gravy & cranberry sauce.
- Weekend breakfasts (pancakes or French toast). These have been happening since I was a child & continue to this day. Breakfast is actually my favourite thing to cook.
- Rare date nights (so rare that I could likely count them all on one hand--gah). We're going to attempt another one soon for our anniversary, but it's two weeks after our baby's due date, so who knows how well that will work?
- Sugary cereal when camping as a child. We didn't eat Froot Loops or Lucky Charms regularly, so when we got to have all that sugar & food colouring for breakfast while camping, it was pretty awesome.
- Home-cooked meals that people added to our freezer at our 'Food Shower' before Sprout was born. If you're pregnant, forget about the baby shower with tea cakes, finger sandwiches & sixty teensy onesies as gifts: ask for FOOD.
What are some of your best food memories?
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