Nothing brings a family together like cooking and food. And one of our fellow YUMMommies agrees. Julia recently wrote on our Facebook
page saying, “We love to cook! Seems so simple, but everyone gets a role and we all have a chance to be creative. It is also a great opportunity to share and talk. But most importantly we get to create new memories.”
I couldn’t agree more with what Julia had to say. A while back I was given the opportunity to become a McCormick Grill Mates Grill Ambassador. I was beyond excited. In case you haven’t checked out the posts under the Watch Me Sizzle
tab let me say I love to cook! I enjoy being in the kitchen making healthy and yummy meals for my family.
|My Goodies From McCormick Grill Mates
|A Closer Shot of my Loot
I was also excited because I grew up using spices by McCormick. And when I moved in with the Mr, we became a huge fan of the Grill Mates
marinades. I mean we were putting those marinades on everything. Everyday we tried a different one. However, the most important reason I was looking forward to this opportunity was to spend time and create memories with Moo.
You see, Moo has uncovered a passion for being in the kitchen and helping me cook. Every time she sees me headed that way, she’s right on my heels asking to help. Over the past weeks, I’ve had blast in the kitchen with my daughter trying out these new spices. Our family favorite so far has been the Spiced Brandy and Herb marinade. She even helped when we grilled out!
When we’re cooking I can’t help but looking over at her in awe. She’s smiling, giggling with the joy of just being able to spend that one on one time with me. She talks a mile per minute asking me about the food we’re making or telling me about her day and what she wants for her birthday and Christmas. (Yes, she’s already thinking about Christmas!) And I love it!
My heart just swells with so much happiness and pride. I have to fight back tears because watching her brings back happy memories from my childhood of the times I enjoyed one on one time in the kitchen mostly with my dad. It’s bittersweet because he hasn’t been in my life for years now.
However, I still count myself beyond blessed to have those memories. I hope that Moo never loses her interest in being in the kitchen with me and I’m excited about JJ being able to help out more when he’s older! In meanwhile, Moo and I will be sharing some of our favorite recipes we’ve created using Grill Mates from time to time.
Do you spend time in the kitchen with your family?
Disclaimer: I was selected to be a Grill Mates Grill Ambassador and received the pictured products above to review. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
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