Sharing a meal can build so many memories. When I was a kid, sloppy joes were mainly a school cafeteria food and, as such, probably weren’t that good in reality but I liked them anyway.
Fast forward, I didn’t make them myself until we had kids.
When my wife would go out of town for work or whatever, I would make sloppy joes for me and my youngest son. It became one of our “things” and still is today.