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Holiday traditions are an important part of the season. When the holidays approach, don’t you start thinking about those things that always seem to happen every year? You know, like your dad mangling the ham/turkey and your mom trying to tell him how to do it. Or the fact that you KNOW your favorite dessert will be waiting for you. Holiday traditions are what make the holidays so memorable and special. General Mills believes that as much as I do. That’s why they’ve launched the #HolidayTraditions program.
Holiday Traditions Make the Season
Holiday traditions are memorable. Remember my parents and the mangling of the ham/turkey I mentioned before? That was my dad. And my mom was right there, lecturing him on all the ways he was doing it wrong. She wasn’t really upset, and he didn’t mind, besides it’s the Latino in us! One of those things that evolves over time. And all of that “You’re ruining it!” and “It’s fine. Let me do it” and all the hand waving that went with it was so comforting and warming to me. It was a tradition that made me smile as I watched them have their annual “war”.
As a mom, I follow my parent’s example and create holiday traditions that my daughter will always remember, as well. My husband and I are united on the turkey front – LOL – but there are no shortage of traditions for our family around the holidays. We have cherished decorations that we put up in the house and on the tree that my daughter has loved since she was little. We have some dishes that are never absent from the table, as well. It’s those little things that make a holiday so much more than food on a table; the small touches, the things that we know will always be there, and the low (or sometimes not so low) buzz of family talking in the background that makes it all so special.
Holiday Traditions with General Mills
One of the we’ve always loved are the dishes we’ve made over the years with General Mills products like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and Chex. Oh those Chex Mix for our Christmas table, and the Grands with the /hamey, yum! Some people go for dinner rolls, but we just love those flaky biscuits. In fact, it’s about the only time I make them so it stays special. It remains a holiday tradition.
General Mills is celebrating holiday traditions and the loved ones who make them possible this season. Whether it’s mom, grandma, dad, or just a family friend, General Mills is giving props to the keepers of holiday traditions in our lives.
Simply leave a comment about #HolidayTraditions and who keeps them in your family at the bottom of the post, on Twitter and/or Instagram using #HolidayTraditions, and the General Mills Holiday Traditions web page for a chance to win a Betty Crocker Big Red Cookbook and a $25 Visa gift card. Share on social media and the website. I’d love to hear about your holiday traditions. And heck, you might win!