I’m not a food blogger, but I do love food and I do share recipes and foods that I love. There’s just something about food that bring people together. It can create and bring back memories, culture friendships, close the gap between generations, and food can just make you feel at home. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest, but I grew up in the south and mid-west. There’s something about a big pan of fried okra, baked beans, some hush puppies or some good ole’ Texas barbecue that just can’t be beat.
Western Union recognizes the ways that food connects us all. So many families live apart now for so many reasons. Whether it’s across the state, the country, or on another continent, there’s something about “home” that just stays with you wherever your may be hanging your hat. Even though technology has made it a bit easier, staying connected with one another can still be difficult at times. Food though…food always reminds me of “home’ and just has a way of bringing about a comforting feeling.
The video below, #WUHomedCooked will pull at your heartstrings — Western Union surprises some of their loyal customers with their favorite meal from home using a recipe given by their families. It just proves my point about certain foods helping to make a connection for people and helping them to remember that home isn’t that far away, because it’s always with them.
My husband, children, and I recently took a trip back to Texas to visit my family and let me tell you, we ate so much…we were there for nine days and we made sure that all of our favorite foods from home were on the menu while we were there. One of the dishes that we really enjoyed was my Stepmother’s Corn Dip so of course I stole the recipe and brought it home. I know ya’ll will love it so I’m going to share:
Cowboy Corn Dip Recipe
1 can yellow corn (drained)
1 can cream corn
1/2 red bell pepper diced
1/2 green bell pepper diced
6 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 small onion, diced
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and place in baking dish. Bake in oven until heated through and cheese is bubbly (about 30-40 minutes). Serve with tortilla chips, fritos, or eat as a side dish. Heck, add some ground beef and you’ve got yourself a whole meal!
Now there are many variations of this recipe floating around out there, but this is how we do it so feel free to tweak it to make it your own!
What foods remind you of home? Is home where you live now, or is it somewhere else? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
susan quackenbush saysJanuary 9, 2015 at 11:43 am
This recipe looks so yummy! I have bookmarked it and am going to prepare it for my moms meeting at the end of the month. Thank you so much!
Leslie saysJanuary 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm
This looks so good! I’m going to have to pin it and add it into the weekly meal plan. I think it’s awesome that Western Union does that. I had no idea.
Celeste saysJanuary 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm
That looks yummy! I will have to try this recipe out for a family gathering coming up. Thanks for the recipe!
Yashy Murphy saysJanuary 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm
ah! I’m drooling.. this would be awesome for our superbowl party. Also that video totally pulls on the heart strings! Home for me is Dubai and Sri Lanka and I’m lucky to have my mom with us in Toronto and that there’s a few Arabic and Sri Lankan restos here so I don’t miss the food as much!
Alison saysJanuary 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Ahhh…it’s so great that even though you’re away from home you’re mom is close – I’m sure that helps a lot!
Richa Gupta saysJanuary 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm
I would love to make that too!