Update: this is the first thing I’ve marked off my 30 before 30 list!
For Christmas this year, I gave all the ladies in mine and M’s family homemade cookbooks. I gathered favorite recipes from everyone, typed and formatted them, and stuffed them into binders. Selfishly, I loved this project because now I have a ton of new recipes to try. The more I worked on the cookbooks, the more special this project became. My aunt sent me copies of recipe cards handwritten by my dad’s mother. My Memaw passed away when I was young and not interested in cooking. Now I have some of her favorite recipes. I feel like making them will be a way for me to learn things I never knew about her. Even though she’s gone, her legacy remains thanks to memories and stories. I also got to learn recipes from M’s side of the family. It is so nice to have recipes from both our families in one place.
I made 15 binders to give away. I made each cover different so they would be unique to the recipient. This is a photo of the binder I made for my sister. I am hoping that we can add to these binders for many years. I can’t wait to cook some of these new to me recipes and share them with y’all!