Friday, February 8, 2013

Kid-food Rituals Are Still Good For What Ails You

For a while I wrote lifestyle pieces for newspapers.  It was a great way to see myself succeeding in print and to feel that Mary Tyler Moore moment--twirling in the street while "You're gonna make it after all!" is sung in the background.  When this essay was published, a reader identified with it so much that she mailed me a vintage box of paper straws when she ran across them in an antique store.  I was stunned.  To know my words could keep floating through someone's mind was a pivotal lesson.


Kid-food Rituals Are Still Good For What Ails You

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  1. I have a box of Velveeta in my fridge right now--ostensibly to make chili-cheese dip, but I'll admit to eating more than a few gummy cubes just by themselves. When I was a kid, we often visited my grandparents on Sunday afternoons, and my grandmother always served Velveeta cubes and Little Debbie snack cakes (plus a lot of homemade treats). Long live Velveeta!

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  2. There's just something sentimental about Velveeta that outlives its shelf life for many of us.

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  3. "Sentimental Velveeta"...I weep in the cupboard. Make mac and cheese of me, if you will....

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    1. I understand. My mother used it in mac and cheese and au gratin potatoes to high heaven.

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