Last night I was writing my blog post for my blog and trying to decide what to write about today that would fit in with the Real Food Challenge. Then I realized that what I was writing about was real food.
This past summer my grandma died. I was talking to my mom about making a cookbook with a collection of family recipes that everyone remembers or has fond memories of. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while, but haven’t had the chance to gather some of the recipes. During a trip down to my grandma’s house last week I gathered some photos of a few of my grandmother’s and my great grandmother’s favorite recipes. I love that many of them are in their own handwriting, or they were typed on their old typewriters.
I was thinking how many of our memories revolve around food. We remember our grandma’s famous rolls, or aunt Edna’s cake. My mom and I were chatting with my uncle about one of his favorite dishes my grandma made when he was a little boy. One of his favorites was a simple casserole.
So many of our memories revolve around food, real food in particular. I doubt I’d have fond memories of my grandma’s famous rolls if they were brown and serve rolls from the store. I wouldn’t be taking photos of her pickle recipe if she always bought pickles from the store. On those days when you’re struggling to think of something to make or don’t want to make some real food, remember that real food is the stuff that memories are made of.
What’s your favorite real food memory?
Susy can also be found over at Chiot’s Run where she blogs about gardening, beekeeping, maple sugaring, eating locally and everything in between.