What does “family” mean? It could any number of things. We could go all biological on you and talk about genetics, or we could get all new-agey and talk about spiritual and psychic connections. Or, we could fall back on Wikipedia and define it this way:
In human context, a family (from Latin: familiare) is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children. Extended from the human “family unit” by biological-cultural affinity, marriage, economy, culture, tradition, honor, and friendship are concepts of family that are physical and metaphorical, or that grow increasingly inclusive extending to community, village, city, region, nationhood, global village and humanism.
Are you bored yet? Well, stop it, because when we talk about family on Meet The Shannons, we’re talking about all of you! Since we started The Betty Crocker Project, we’ve had a lot* of people message us about how much they love our recipes. Every once in a while, they send photos! I’m always touched by these letters and love getting the photos, and basically that’s why we’re launching The Shannon Family Album. The world should see how talented you all are!
If you have sent a photo and don’t see it in there, please resend to Shannons@MeetTheShannons.net. There were a few that wouldn’t load for some reason. Some were “corrupted”, which sounds a lot sexier than it is, and I can think of two I misplaced. I’ve emailed the misplaced guys – so check your email and please resend!
If you haven’t sent one in yet, please do! Just be sure to tell us what you made and include your name. We want to make sure everyone gets credited.
*When I say a lot I mean like thousands and thousands; but sadly I don’t get thousands of photos.