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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Family Recipe Box

I'm not sure if I blogged about this before or not and I don't feel like looking so if I have consider this a post for all of my new readers.

A friend of mine gave me a great keepsake idea for my kids. The conversation started with me telling her about Mamma D wishing she had some kind of family heirloom that she could pass down to Asha. The idea is a family recipe box. She saw it on a tv show and what you do is take a recipe card or stationary and write the recipes that mean something to you or people in your family. You can put the story of the recipe and who/where it came from on the back along with a picture of the person the recipe originated with or who passed it down. I thought this was just amazing seeing how Mamma D is part Jamaican and would have some amazing Jamaican recipes for Asha. I told her about the idea and she really liked it but like I said in my previous post she is extremely busy and I don't know when she will get around to passing down her recipes. I am really excited about it though and excited to make Asha's recipe box.

I think it will mean alot to her to see that her birthmom put something like that together for her and to see other people in her birthmom's family and to know a little bit of their history.

I thought I would share with all of you and maybe start something that our kids would find very special some day.

3 comments:

BlessedWithDaughters said...

What an absolutely incredible idea! I wish I could get my girls' b-moms to do something like this...but as far as I know, neither of them cook...at all. Hmm....maybe this will spark some creativity, though. I might do it for the girls myself.

Let us know how this goes! I'm really impressed with this project!

Love,
Min

Aves @ Call of the Phoebe said...

I like this idea.
Aves

L L (skyangel) said...

What a great idea! I will have to remember this for the future!

Lisa