I came home from RootsTech and crashed. I slept for over a week and marveled that the Lord was able to make my body strong enough to do all that required of me. I can't wait to share more, but today I'm sharing a little project I worked on with Sugardoodle for FamilyDiscovery Day.
I don't know if you heard, but FamilySearch introduced a new memory section: RECIPES. I will be talking about different ideas and stories next week. I am so excited because I love food. I love food traditions, and it gives me a little push to work on our family cookbook and site: simple food.
This little booklet was handed out during family discovery day, but I decided I wanted to add the pages to my #52Stories notebook as it felt like it was all part of the same project. After filling in each page, when is a quick little project I added some light watercolor. I created the mini book specifically for children/teens in mind and was surprised how much I enjoyed filling it in.
It caused me to reflect on what are some of our food traditions and what I want to pass on to my children. It gave me an opportunity to search our photos and jot down some notes on stories I want to share, and this was only about our tortillas. There are so many memories involved with this one simple food; I can't wait to explore some of the other wonderful family favorites.
Filling in the favorite foods section was tough. I love food! There are very few things I don't particularly like, but I won't mention them in case they are your favorites.
I couldn't think of a food tradition that I wanted to start, but it's something I will continue to think about. Also having to eat the same thing day after day would be torture. I have a hard time with a simple leftover meal the day after. Variety is a key for me; I love trying new things. That being said, I also love to choose the same menu item from our favorite restaurants. Not sure what that says about me, other than I'm an enigma.
I'm terrible at the guessing part, and there weren't enough slots for the different family members, but the children will have fun filling them in. My favorite was the last page: favorite food plates. I had each of the children write in some of their favorite foods and created this tiny little memory in one little page. I have saved their handwriting, their food preferences (which are always evolving), and a small snippet of who we are as a family is at this moment.
These files are in order of printing. Page 1 and 2 are front to back, page 3 and 4 are printed front to back, etc. The pdf pages will look different than the image above due so that it could end up as a booklet.
If you are interested in more ideas on how to use the booklet or other printables visit here at Sugardoodle for the free downloads. There are some wonderful suggestions and ideas for lessons and activities for all ages.