What things/food trigger happy memories for you? Share and keep it sappy!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

lawyerchick13:  my husband and I were just having this conversation the other day! I know it is silly, but Waffle House holds a really special place in my heart. Growing up, we lived in a small town and my dad would take us to Waffle House before school on some mornings. It kind of became a tradition… before a big test or a big basketball game, we would all go to Waffle House. My friends got in on it, too– so by high school there would be a crowd of us in there at 6 AM on a Wednesday chowing down.  I moved away, but my Dad still goes to the same WH and has had the same server there for the past 15 or so years! 

My husband HATED, hated Waffle House when we first met– but now that I drag him every chance I get, he has started to like it more and knows it is more a nostalgia thing for me then anything else. We are actually going this morning lol

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have this thing for cherry coke.  It always reminds me of when my dad would take me up to our tennis club’s snack area and order one for me there.  That was when cherry coke was pretty “new” and special.  My dad wouldn’t do many things with me as a child so its one of the few “good” memories I have spending time with him.

Oh! Also I have a total thing for the Haribo Gummy Grapefruit Slices…. My first memory eating them was on a boat in Lake Geneva with my uncle and mom….he pulled out a bag of them, and we nommed on them all day. It was sunny out, with a bit of a wind…the lake was clear and beautiful, and it was just a great day. Today they are hands down my fave candy.  

And…

Slovenian sausage.  With Sauerkraut.  Brings back memories of spending time at Slovenian festivals with my Grandparents.  Hard to find, but oh so special. Its not a St Nicholas pageant without slovenian sausage.  😉

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Sour cream and cheddar cheese ripple chips (can’t get them in Canada). My mom would always get them whenever we went down to the USA, especially when we went camping.  They taste like carefree childhood to me, even better my mom and I took a quick two night trip and shared two bags. It was wonderful. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Spring rolls, & beef & broccoli from this Vietnamese restaurant :3. Dh & I had our first date there 🙂 I remember the weird look he gave me when he saw me eat the spring roll without taking off the ” plastic” (rice paper?) lol. I also fed him a piece of broccoli hehe. 

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Also oatmeal in those small packets with the sugar & MREs.  When a hurricane hit a few years back, we were out of electricity for nearly a month so the first few meals we ate were anything cold theN I took to the MREs & oatmeals. It was pretty nice actually, I hung out with parents more, my dad & I actually got a long, I was reading by candlelight…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Peanut M&Ms trigger memories of my dad. It’s always been (and still is) his favorite candy. When I was growing up, he always had a big bag in the house, and he’d slip us a few whenever my mom wasn’t looking.  Another one for me is homemade spaghetti. DH and I don’t make it much, but both making it and the taste of it send me straight back to my grandparent’s kitchen, where my grandmother would let us help roll it out and crank the pasta cutter… 

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mango and sticky rice for me 🙂 It’s a Thai dessert and when I was younger my sister and I went to Thai summer school and would have it allll the time.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

lawyerchick13:  Rootbeer ice cream. 

We had a destination wedding, but we secretly got married in our hometown a few days before we went to Mexico. We went to a justice of the peace in our jeans and t-shirts. It was this suuuper sweet lady, at her house, and our witnesses were 2 similarly nice ladies. The ceremony was short, but emotional and amazing. I get chills thinking about it. I thought it was very romantic, having a secret wedding like that. 🙂

There is an old timey ice cream shop nearby there, and we both got ice cream… And we chose the same flavour even though we were trying not to. (So that we could try more flavours.)

It’s my very favourite memory with my husband, the day we secretly got married. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Certain snacks make me think of SO’s house. When we first started dating we would spend a lot of time at his house, and he was vegetarian so we ate a lot of veggie burgers and veggie buffalo wings. We still eat them occasionally, even though he’s not a vegetarian anymore, but I will always think of him when I see them.

Martin’s potato chips remind me of my family because my grandma used to work at the chip factory so she gets a free bag every week that she alternately gives out to the relatives. And they are a local chip, can’t get them out of state. I will always think if grandma when I eat the bbq waffle chips.

When I was little, my mom worked 2nd shift and my dad and I would stay up late eating apples and peanut butter waiting for her to get home. I’ll always think of my dad

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Growing up and even to this day people in my immediate family would gather and have Eskimo lunch; muk tuk, black meat, seal oil, dry fish, greens, carrots, turnips, and onions with tea and blueberry cheesecake for dessert. Delicious, fun, and comforting.

Another thing that makes me happy is the scent of Alien perfume by Theirry Mugler. I only wear this fragrance during special days or events with my husband. I wore it during the week of our wedding (destination), our honeymoon, his bday, our anniversary, etc. and just smelling it brings me back to all those wonderful places and moments in our relationship.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine is Thit Kho, which is a braised and caramlized pork Vietnamese dish and it triggers happy memories of my grandmother. She lived with me and my parents up until the end of elementary school and would cook dinner for us every single night.  During summer vacations she would teach me how to cook while Three’s Company, I Love Lucy, and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood reruns would play in the background.  

She would make the dish often because it was her specialty and she knew it was one of my favorites.  I’ve often tried to replicate it in my adult years, but it’s just not the same.  Sadly, she has Alzheimer’s and I’ve never been able to get her recipe.  Although like most other grandmothers, even if she told me the list of ingredients, there isn’t an exact recipe for anything! It’s always “a little bit of this” or “about a spoonful of that”. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

Popcorn always makes me happy especially with lots of butter lol. When I was younger my parents would take me to the movies and my dad would ALWAYS buy me popcorn! Now if DH and I go to the movies or even watch one at home, we always have to eat popcorn while watching! Another food that makes me happy is french fries! I used to eat them all the time when I was a kid but now I have them maybe once a week or so because they are so unhealthy but so GOOD!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

McDonald’s sausage muffins and coffee. My dad went to McDonald’s every morning with the other retirees, and that’s what he always used to get. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

lawyerchick13:  i lost my dad to cancer at 17 so many things bring me back.

pickles. he used to love to steal anyones off their plate 😉 in our family of course

chicogo or finding nemo. last movies i watched with him in the theater. 

when a soap bar gets banged up at random… i dont know why but it reminds me of when my mom used to make faces in the bar of soap with her nails when i was a kid. 

pintos: we had one growing up that was an ugly orange. 

SunflowerGarden:  alaska much? me too! but from southeast and you sound like you are from up north. 😉 herring egg salad is another one. after the oil spill my home town stoped getting herring. so ppl from sitka would ship it up to us and it was a huge deal!! now i live in sitka and every time i eat it i think of my best friends and family! i also now ship up as much as i can for my mom to share. 

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