Episode 73 Creating Memories with Project Cooking
When I first found out that my children would not be in school the rest of the year, I decided that my goal for this time was to make memories. One way we are making memories in our home is to do “Project Cooking.” These are recipes that take a little extra time and are labor intensive. Last week we made donuts. Today we are making stuffed grape leaves.
Years ago, my husband and I went to a community dinner at a Lebanese Orthodox Cathedral near our home. My husband instantly fell in love with their ethnic foods and asked me to learn how to make them at home. It took years of learning recipes and getting tips from my friends to make excellent Lebanese food. One of our favorite dishes is stuffed grape leaves. Rolling a filling of beef and rice into hundreds of small grape leaves takes a lot of time, but my girls and I enjoy making them.
Do you have family recipes that you want to pass down to your children, or are there ethnic cuisines that you like but have never attempted to make at home? Now may be a good time to make these recipes with your children. You will be building memories that will last. I want my kids to look back on this time and remember the special moments we had working together in the kitchen.
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