Celebrating a cheesy day with Culvers: National Cheese Curd Day

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

Thank you, Culver’s for sponsoring this cheesy post to celebrate National Cheese Curd Day as we overcome Hurricane Irma with a story of hope and gratitude through beautiful memories that include enjoying Cheese Curds after the storm.

Like everyone else living in South and Southwest Florida, we just went through and are recovering from some really tough times after Hurricane Irma swept through our communities. My family and I lost power for two weeks, but we were blessed to find a cozy little hotel in Sanibel to keep ourselves fresh and hopeful while going through one of the worst natural disasters we have faced as a community.

It is hard to believe how much emotional weight things like this can put on families and communities. It is terribly hard to not to miss home if you are staying somewhere else. And even worse to be at home, hating that it doesn’t feel like home anymore. For all that, finding ways to uplift our hearts and tummies is truly important. As you can imagine, nothing feels better than enjoying comfort food together. In this case, our favorite was cheese curds from Culver’s.

I know it sounds cheesy to dedicate a whole post and even a national day to these delicious, cheesy, hot and crunchy chunks of white and yellow Cheddar cheese, breaded and deep-fried for a warm, buttery crunch, but believe me… it was awesome to walk into Culver’s, order them, and enjoy them guilt-free, and most importantly, with gratitude!

This cute and cheesy story will remain one of the good memories built through the magical connection we have with food in difficult times. And for that, I am joining Culver’s in celebrating National Cheese Curd Day this October 15. Not only that! I want to invite you to be part of the celebration by gaining one of the four free coupons for a regular size Cheese Curd that Culver’s has sent me to share with my readers. All you need to do is to leave a message saying why you like or why you would like to try Culver’s Cheese Curds. First come, first serve! I will reply asking your address so I can mail it out to you asap.

I hope you enjoyed this cheesy story, but most importantly, I hope you embrace every moment spent with the ones you love because after the storm comes the calm. And that calm usually comes along with tons of gratitude, with hope to focus more on the people than on the things we have. In times like these, we realize that life is so fragile. When a natural disaster like Irma puts it into perspective, it is time to reflect on the things that really matter. In my case, my most valuable treasures are my children and I am grateful we are safe and ready to go back to normal. Everything else can be rebuilt and I trust it will be with faith, hard work, and compassion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Culver’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

About the Author

Named as Best Latino Advocate 2015 Through the Use of Technology and Social Media, Eliana creates awareness about the possibilities of people with disabilities through her social media channels and bilingual posts. This past October, her son, Emir, was a guest of honor to the White House, along with other 10 geniuses in technology. For the first time a person with intellectual disabilities was included to represent his community. Her daughter Ayelen is growing up while representing diversity in her role as a model for several brands in the U.S.

7 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Diana October 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Tan bellos celebrando este dia!

  2. S.Yissele October 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    Que pena por lo que asaron con el huracán Eliana, pero que bueno saber que están bien y ver sonreír a los chicos es maravilloso, gracias por compartir tu historia con el queso y por tus recomendaciones, tengo que probarlo Yummy! !Muchos Saludos!

  3. Wanda Lopez October 14, 2017 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I’m so glad you and your family stayed safe through Huricane Irma.

  4. Lilian Hurn October 14, 2017 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Se ve delicioso. Si lo mas importante es estar con la familia en esos momentos difícil que nos toca. Gracias por compartir tu historia con esas bolitas de queso riquísimo.

  5. Maybelline October 14, 2017 at 1:30 am - Reply

    I love your cheesy story! I think little things bring us a lot of joy and sometimes they come in the form of cheesy hot and crunchy chunks

  6. Labrando un HOGAR - Andreina October 16, 2017 at 3:48 am - Reply

    We are fans of Culvers, here Wisconsin (culvers were born ) is everywhere, and it has become our favorite place to go when we want food of this style, and of course the Cheese Curds are always on our menu, we already have our coupon for the free Cheese Curds one year contest.

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