I found this hilarious and endearing and I hope you do too. Below is a list my aunt Cindy made in 1972 of all of her dinner ideas that she could cook for her family. We are now in a day and age when dinner is a run through the fast good joint or something poured out of a box, with very little thought or care behind it. It is refreshing to be reminded that just 40 years ago a little more thought went into the family meal. You see, it's not about WHAT you cook, it is about the thought behind it. She took the time to sit down and think it through because she was doing more than just providing food to her family, she was providing a place to feel comfortable and at home, a place to leave the world behind and be with the people you care most about. This is the very essence of the family table, this has been how bonds have been created for eons.
Take a look at #30, Tahitian Spam dinner, I'm gonna bet it includes pineapple...Cindy if you can remember what went into that, please add it below in the comments. (I'm hoping you don't make this anymore..haha)
Thanks for holding onto these momentos that define what the true essence of family tradition is made of.