This post has been sponsored by GE Appliances, but all thoughts are our own.
If home is where the heart is, the heart of the home is where the stomach is. While I’m not the best cook, I do completely appreciate the way a family revolves around the kitchen. Food can make us feel connected, feel loved and just FEEL like home. I’ve lost three amazing woman in my life, my mom and both of my grandmas. My father’s mom was the quintessential grandmother, always baking something and not happy until you were thoroughly fed. She made many delicious things while donning her colorful aprons but the one that most makes me feel like I’m right back in her kitchen is her homemade cinnamon rolls. They are pretty much happiness baked in a pan. My mom and her mother, they weren’t quite so domestic. But they each had a few meals they made that could bring a smile to my face even on the worst day. My mom made the best meatloaf and the best split pea soup! And her mom made my favorite chicken and dumplings ever! I’m not sure what things my boys will take with them as feeling like home, but I do hope that they will remember the moments around the table snacking on flutternutters and giggling at their silly stories as much as I do.
GE Appliances GETS that the kitchen is really the core of your home and they want to make it easier for YOU integrate food into your own special family story. One of the families GE Appliances features in their videos, Richards family is a great example of doing just that. Parents Ken and Doris adopted five children, three from Vietnam and two from Africa. I don’t know the Richards personally. But I know a family much like them. The family we know also has 5 kids. All five are adopted. Though their story is slightly different as they were adopted from here in the US, through the foster care system, I’ve still had the chance to see first hand how their family is exactly like any other family whether brought together by birth, marriage or adoption. It is very clear that what makes family is love. Whether you are creating a link to a culture through food like the Richards or spending time baking cookies, GE Appliaces wants to help you create those moments. Check out GE Appliances on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest and Instagram for lots of great inspiration on how to bring YOUR family together for meals.