If you haven’t seen or heard of Modern Family, I’m surprised you were able to log onto the Internet. It is rightfully praised as a show you can watch with the entire family, but I am here to admit sheepishly that I, a childless 24 year-old, watch it alone. There really is something in it for everyone: sentiment, slapstick, that guy from Married With Children. President Obama even watches it.
Modern Family manages to exploit the humor inherent in the everyday foibles of the American family, without leaving you with the sense of emptiness and hopelessness you get from watching the local news. Man, the power of comedy, am I right?
Invite over your makeshift collegiate family (or your real family, if they’re around), and make this Latin-American Family Style dinner.
Lily Bellow graduated in 2009 from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature. While in college, she bartended and cooked at the campus pub, and as a result has a difficult time eating chicken wings. She is the Managing Editor for Small Kitchen College.