Families…gotta love them. Unfortunately, these days it is harder to love them sometimes because you know that they would really MUCH rather play Minecraft or text than talk to YOU. Enter family dinners. It’s the time that you can sit, put the phones away, turn off the TV and learn what is going on with the ones you love.
Our tradition of sitting down together for dinner almost every night started early. We are lucky that it hasn’t changed much over the years either. Some of my favourite memories include getting together with my husband’s extended family to celebrate holidays and just to be together.
So…what are my family’s favourite foods to bond over?
Well….most of them have one thing in common….BEEF. Canada Beef specifically. You see, my hubby grew up on a cattle farm East of Calgary. You can take the kid off the ranch but you can’t make him crave a good steak any less.
If I had to pick one thing that EVERYONE loves, it would have to be my Honey Garlic Meatballs. Every time I make them, I make extra hoping for leftovers and they just disappear.
Don’t get me wrong, though. My family doesn’t turn their nose up to anything beef. Nope. Steak? Fire up the grill! Lasagna? As long as it’s not veggie! We even took our family dinner on the road! All beef hot dogs cooked on a Coleman stove on the frozen lake! Now that is a picnic!
I love supporting Canada Beef because it comes from farming families just like Dewey’s. Families just like ours.
Interesting facts about Canadian Beef….
Canada Beef heads up a league of farmers and ranchers from each and every province that work together. They are greater than the sum of the parts as they continue to work towards a common goal.
- The beef industry contributes almost $25 billion to the Canadian economy annually.
- Canada is the 8th largest exporter of beef in the world.
- 35% of Canada’s beef is exported.
- In Canada, 1 in 3 acres of agricultural land is not suitable for growing crops but is suitable for grazing cattle.
- Canadians enjoy around 930K tonnes of beef a year
- Feeding high energy grains lowers the environmental footprint of finishing cattle.
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Canadian Beef. As always, all opinion are my own.