Let’s bring back the old recipes of life.
Recently, I’ve been posting a new post called “making it with mom”, a few things I want to achieve with these post are the memories to look back on and to share with my son as he grows into a man. I want to inspire you today to get in your kitchen and a few home décor ideas. I’m changing it up this time and will not be posting a recipe but showing you what you can do with your old recipes that are passed down from generation to another.
My mom has always enjoyed cooking but what she has really enjoyed over the years is her collection of old cookbooks. Seriously – she has a TON! As long as I can remember she has always opened up a cookbook for Christmas candies, Thanksgiving meals, or just because. Perhaps that is why I’ve never really bothered with cooking as much because my mom has always cooked for us, not because she had to but because she wanted to. – thanks mom!
I find people cook things that make them feel a certain way. It’s what makes them smile and have a connection with a particular dish or memory. For me, my kitchen is seeing a little more activity not only with cooking but also in the decorating department as well. Coming from such a close knit family I want to hang on to those memories and surround my son with his heritage, someday he will appreciate and understand my thought process, but for now I encourage you to put your decorating skills to the test, the next time you want to go shopping for those overly priced kitchen décor, try framing a few old recipes or breaking out a few old cookbooks and putting those in your cookbook holder instead. If you don’t have old cookbooks or recipes, it’s never too late to make new ones. I love the idea of framing children’s art work. A really great idea is to encourage them to write their own recipe in crayons. You never know what is behind a child’s imagination. Below are my most favorite Cherished recipes I’ve framed on my bakers rack.
My grandfathers homemade hot tamales: brings me back to Christmas time!
My great grandmothers teacup cookies: another Christmas memories traveling the backroads with my dad to our annual Christmas reunion.
And my grandmothers stuff hot bread – delicious!!
– Before you know it we are all going to know more people in Heaven than here on Earth, our memories are everything.