With the holidays just behind us and winter still in full swing, this is the ideal season to begin compiling those old family recipes for the next generation. And why not get youngsters involved in this fun family project?
Here's an idea for Junior Family Historians:
Next time grandma comes to visit (or you go see her), ask her to pick a simple family recipe to prepare with the grandkids. Rolls, cookies, pies, a favorite soup, or another yummy snack that she remembers from childhood.
An older child might be in charge of recording the recipe on a note-card to be filed away in a special “Family Recipes” box, while younger children could be in charge of pouring and stirring.
This activity provides a unique opportunity for grandparents to share memories and stories of their favorite foods when they were kids. And you'll be one recipe closer to preserving your family’s culinary history for future generations!