There are so many reasons to create new food traditions. My favorites always center around sports. Like the tradition of nachos on Football Sundays. This one was started by my parents and Tom and I have happily adopted it and made it a part of our fall routines.
Over 6 years ago I met my husband and shortly after we met he moved away for 4 months. It was no fun being apart all that time, but it made the first week in April a special time for us. In that week alone we created a few new traditions. He got home just in time for Open Day of Baseball and we made brats and watched the games on TV. A few days later we went to our first game, Giants vs Padres. A significant game as I am a Giants fan and he is a Padres fan. There, I can assure you, we ate peanuts & cracker jacks. We still try to have ballpark food on opening day.
Over the weekend we watched what was my first Masters. I watched Rory hit the ball into the cabins, and gazed at the azaleas, and Tom taught me about some of the food traditions that have been carried on for years at this elite golf tournament. We didn’t have them that year, but last year I pulled off food for a Masters weekend with pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches.
Traditions are a fun way to build excitement and positive memories around everyday events. It is like creating your own holiday complete with all the fixin’s!