This post about the Comforts from Home is a sponsored post on behalf of Tap Influence and their client, Marie Callender’s. All opinions are my own. #ComfortsFromHome
One thing is certain. When you think of home, you think of family and you think of home cooked meals that you enjoy together. Even those home cooked meals vary greatly from one household to the next.
When I was growing up both of my parents worked and I was what was referred to as a latchkey child. In those days I saw my parents on the way to the babysitter in the morning and after they got home at night.
The rigid structure of what defines one family or a family’s meals doesn’t necessarily make a family. Because we were an Air Force family, our family often changed every few years and was spent more with other military or government families than with our own extended family. As a child, I never thought twice about it. Being surrounded my people we loved and whatever meal satisfied us, was good enough for me.
In a lot of ways, I think my parents had the right idea. To focus on the family and friends and less on laboring over the stove to create a meal to impress that they may or may not like.
Ultimately though, home will always come down to where you are and where your people are. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes says it best, “Home is wherever I’m with you.”
Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t have time to cook? Look at me, my parents rarely cooked and I turned out fine with some great memories to boot!
Right now you can help support the USO by submitting your own photos with the tag #comfortsfromhome and sharing what home means to you. Scripps Network will be donating $1 to the USO for each photo entered (up to $10K)! Not only that, your photo may be highlighted on one of the following shows:
- Kitchen Crashers on DIYNetwork & HGTV – Airing 11/9 and 11/14
- American Heroes on Travel Channel – Airing 11/9 @ 10pm EST
- Guy’s Grocery Games on Food Network — Airing 12/15 @ 9pm EST
Make sure you check out ComfortsfromHome.com to learn more about all Marie Callender’s is doing to bring the comforts of home to the men and women overseas that fight for our comforts of home each and every day!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s. The opinions and text are all mine.