You know that quote that’s floating around? Well, today’s post is brought to you by the awesome Kozy Shack who is all about wholesome ingredients. Long live real food! And a special thanks to Kozy Shack for sponsoring today’s giveaway and my stroll down memory lane!
It’s been 15 years since my grandma passed away. It feels like yesterday and even typing those words brings tears to my eyes. I still remember so much about her. I was only 12 when she went to heaven and I so wish I could have lived much more of life with her by my side.
The other night, as I laid in bed, I closed my eyes and walked through her farm house. I remember the cold mud room full of supplies and the beautiful glass door knob that led into the house. I can see the metal cupboards and hear the tinny sound they made when you opened and closed them. The wood stove was often burning, the only heat source, and in the winter I remember putting my shoes on the open door to dry them and keep them warm for the walk home. She had a big table in the middle of the kitchen, an old-fashioned island I suppose, and that’s where we would cook and prepare meals. Well, usually treats :)
A peek at some of the little things that remind me of my Grammy! She loved all these things before they were popular!
Food is one of those wonderful things that lock in distinct connections and memories. It’s definitely the case with my Grammy. We often made cookies, as all good grandmothers do, and had staple favorites we liked to enjoy together like peanut butter and banana sandwiches and graham crackers dipped in milk. They were her favorites that she shard with me. Her fridge was always stocked with half and half, Smuckers jam and tapioca pudding. I loved these things, because she loved them.
To this day, I still love all these foods, as odd as some of them are. They’re what I grew up on and when I take a bite, especially tapioca, a flood of wonderful memories come rolling in. Food is such a sweet gateway to making memories.
In honor of my Grammy, I’ve been so excited to introduce Jemma and Max to many of the the favorite snacks Grammy and I used to share. First up, tapioca!
Jemma even started a new tradition of adding a dollop of tapioca to the top of her peanut butter and honey sandwich. I preferred mixing mine with chocolate covered almonds and peanut butter granola. To each her own!
Kozy Shack’s tapioca pudding is exactly what little memories are made of. It’s done right with wholesome ingredients that evoke memories and create new ones. Today I loved listening to Max chant “more, more, more” as Jemma told me that “tap-eeeeee-oca starts with a t-t-t-teeeee”. Surely, Grammy is smiling knowing that her simple love of tapioca is causing me to pause and share some giggles with my kiddos. Well … children. She always hated when people called their children “kids”, because kids are baby goats :)
Today’s fabulous sponsor, Kozy Shack, has many, many great flavors in addition to tapioca and they’re giving away 2 fun servings bowls and a coupon for you to shop for your favorite flavor. Making the memories is on you though :)