List it Tuesday: Food on Repeat


Today’s List it Tuesday topic at Artsyville is Culinary Traditions. Though I tried, my cultural heritage is a mixed vague jumble, and I come from a line of women who cooked from boxes and cans. I had little to contribute in the way of sketching for that topic, but I do have two little stories.

I have no idea why, but the day after Thanksgiving, my grandma always had Fritos to eat with our leftover turkey sandwiches. I still buy a little bag every year. Turkey sandwiches wouldn’t be the same without them.

My dad’s birthday is on Christmas, and every year we try to wheedle him into making his apple fritters on Christmas morning. Thinking about it, this is absolutely ridiculous because they are a ton of work to make, and really we should be making something for him on his birthday. I cannot defend my actions, except to say that the fritters are delicious and they are absolutely a tradition.

On to the sketch list! I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, but one of my two resolutions this year was to stop eating at chain restaurants. My motives are to support local businesses and stop eating garbage food. So far, I have stuck to the resolution, and we’ve started eating in a lot more. I’m in a bit of a rut, but these are my go to foods this month.

Breakfast: FAGE peach yogurt with a banana or satsumas
Lunch: Turkey sandwich with mayo, mustard, onions, turkey, cheddar cheese and spinach OR Trader Joe’s Paneer Tikka Masala (I found four boxes of this when I emptied my recycle bin at work today!)
Dinner Egg sandwich on english muffin with cheddar cheese, sea salt and orange marmalade OR salad with romaine, cucumbers, feta, chicken, red onion, Fuji apple, broccoli, with a mug of soup
Snacks Hummus with rice crackers OR popcorn OR more satsumas!

I was so touched by Em’s lovely post about how her mother and grandmother had fed her mind, heart and soul. I wish I had been clever enough to think of writing a different interpretation like that!

Thanks to Aimee for hosting again! You should check out her lovely PSA on handwritten letters at Instagram.

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