This post is sponsored by Knorr but all thoughts and personal stories are my own.
As the mother of a daughter who’s living 3000 miles away for school, this video struck a chord with me. I know that we miss her presence at the dinner table, at family activities, and just lounging around the house….and as much fun as she’s having at school, I know that part of her misses home as well.
When I was just 17 years old, I left home to attend college a few states away from my home. Luckily, I had my grandma and grandpa close by (within walking distance of campus, in fact) and would often take advantage of their proximity to sneak in some home-cooked meals.
There’s simply nothing like a home cooked meal, especially when you’re single and poor and busy. My daughter isn’t quite as close to her grandparents as I was when I was at school, but she is still close enough to drive down to visit my mom and dad for the weekend. I think it might comfort me as much as it comforts her to hang out with Grandma and Grandpa, sleep in a quiet, comfortable bed, and eat dinner together. I love hearing about their visits.
Back here at home, we probably think of her most often when we sit down to dinner together each night. There’s an extra spot at the table and we still notice it. As busy as we are during the day, with different leaving times in the morning, and school and work and activities during the day, dinner time is precious for us. We make it a point to eat together every night.
Taste is a very powerful sense, and the taste of home is probably the most powerful “flavor.” You can find the flavors of home at Knorr.
What are the flavors that remind you of the home you grew up in? What flavors do you think your kids will carry with them in their memories when they leave home to go on their own?
To get inspired by Knorr’s flavors of home, check out their website here.
This post has been sponsored by Knorr, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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