During RootsTech, FamilySearch announced FamilySearch Recipes. A portion of their website dedicated to preserving favorite family recipes. What a fabulous idea!
Most of us have special recipes in our families, even if they are from the current generation. In my family, I have a few favorite recipes that come from my Grandma. There aren’t many, but the few I have are treasures. I have several of my own recipes that my family LOVES. I can’t get back the family recipes that have been lost to time, but I can be sure to preserve my own recipes for my children and the generations that will follow.
My oldest son is currently serving as a Missionary for our church. His 19th birthday is coming up. Missionaries don’t really need much. They move very frequently and live out of 2 large suitcases and 1 one carry-on suitcase. He doesn’t need more “stuff” for his birthday. But he could probably use a little dose of home.
So, for his birthday I created him this very detailed recipe of his favorite pasta:
And because I know he will most likely lose track of his laminated recipe cards at some point in his life, I also uploaded it to FamilySearch Recipes.
I included the background of this recipe:
In 2007 I had a cardiac ablation. Afterwards I developed a blood clot in my neck. It was very painful and I lost mobility in my neck and shoulders. I was stuck resting for a few weeks. During that time our next door neighbors were doing some remodeling in their kitchen. My sweet neighbor, and very good friend – Brooke, cooked dinner in our kitchen for both of our families for many days. One day she tried a new pasta recipe. I LOVED it. I kept meaning to ask her for the recipe. I never remembered to ask. We moved away and I still thought about that yummy pasta on occasion. I decided to try to recreate it. After many revisions, this was the end result. It has become a family favorite. It is fast and easy to make, light and delicious. My oldest son especially loves this pasta dish. For his 19th birthday – his first birthday as a missionary – I created this detailed recipe for him to follow.
Not only do I love this pasta because it is delicious, but I love it because it reminds me of my very dear friend and her loving service to me and my family. As a bonus, Brooke’s husband is my husband’s 3rd cousin. A fact we discovered several months after we became neighbors. 🙂
I look forward to preserving additional recipes on FamilySearch Recipes. Especially the few that come from my Grandma. She made the best orange rolls! That one needs to be preserved for sure.
Do you have any family recipes you want to preserve?