We have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! A good weekend for reflection. Pause for a moment and think about how much better off we are for Martin Luther King's leadership. So many good quotes from the man lift me up when I need it.
|My favorite Martin Luther King, Jr quote. The young lady, I found at the flea market. I want her bag and hat!|
Also, it's a long weekend and we had the grandkidlets for part of it. I'm listening to ManO and Miss B converse as I type this post. So adorable. Nothing better than a hero who can hold his own with a three year old girl's convo.
Maybe, because I am baked-goods-challenged or because my daughter is an excellent baker, I've been thinking about baking with the kids, more importantly, the grandmas' baking with my son and daughter.
|What child doesn't like pots and pans? My daughter was designed to be a great cook from an early age.|
|Both the kids have great memories of cooking with my mother.|
My kids have great memories of cooking with my mother, now gone, and with ManO's mother. One of the funniest stories we like to tell is about my grown daughter talking about how she loved making chocolate chip cookies with Grandma ManO. She mentioned Grandma's "secret" recipe was the one on the back of the Toll House Cookie bag. My son's eyes got wide and he was like, "NOOOOOOOOOOOO! But it was a secret recipe." We all died. But they both agree they just don't taste the same as when they baked them with Grandma.
Now I am putting together arrangements that remind people of the past and their own memories. So many goodies out there with a cooking theme!
|This planter has a little girl cooking on a potbellied stove. I think it is an egg!|
|These adorable pans, rolling pin and book are the size of your palm.|
Oh, and here is that recipe that my son thought was so secret. The Original Nestle's Toll House Cookie recipe. Just remember to add your own memory making mojo!
So, what about you? Do you have some great memories of cooking with Grandma? Or have you been intentional about making memories with your children? Have you ever found out a recipe that you thought was original with a relative was not?