Despite all of the elaborate holiday plans I start dreaming up this time of year, some of my best memories of family are just sitting around the table sharing a snack or a meal. The random Wednesday night when a game of telephone leads to laugh-crying or the after-school snack discussion that turns philosophical.
Our homes and our food are integral to our family connections, so it’s no surprise that this issue dedicated to food and homes is also a tribute to families. From El Sazon Tacos and More, the family-run taco kiosk that’s made an Eagan gas station into a foodie destination, to a Lakeville basement renovation project that’s designed around family connection, there’s no doubt that our family composition is a huge factor in everything from what we eat to how we design our homes.
And while I’ve already started planning our Thanksgiving menu, I’m also embracing the drudgery of daily meal planning with renewed enthusiasm because who knows what our next Taco Tuesday will inspire?