family recipe book idea
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|Sun, 09-30-2007 - 10:07am|
just sharing a little ahah moment I had a while back.
I have always wanted to collect all our grams', both, famly recipes and make an heirloom collection to perserve that part of the families history. Easy to imagine but harder to execute. So often cooks just do things with out writing stuff down or change the recipe without ever marking the recipe. So, it dawned on me, while that project (major as it is) would be nice and hopefully one day we (someone in the family) will make it happen in the mean time I would simple start local and create OUR OWN FAMILY RECIPE BOOK. So, as we are trying new things and cooking evolves through trial and error, when we have a hit we make sure to write down the details so we can reproduce it and add that item to our regulars. So rather than re inventing the wheel my plan was too make our own personalized recipe book unique to our family's tastes and preferences. Just makes sense. No more remembering which cook book has what in it or digging out different things. Kind of like a coach develops his own playbook over the years and that becomes his bible, liquid gold, after a while. So I have taken the scribbled down successes so far and actually started the cookbook. I am hoping that not only will this be a great convenience in the here and now and solidify this portion of our family history (who doesn't remember mom's cooking , right?_) but also become something I can pass down to Ab when she gets married and gift to the boys wives as well. Maybe that is a bit sappy but I think it will be pretty cool. I can pull in the favorites from our parents as well and add little stories and that will tie in the grammas who our kids only know long distance. ANyway, thougth some of you might be interested in a similar thing so wanted to share the idea and because it is long term it just becomes a part of everyday lives but tangible so it can last the generations.
Sher - mom to the fantastic four....
Abigail (10), Noah (7), Jonah (4.5), Ben (almost 2)