Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DAY 200 -- Memories

Our son arrived here this morning after driving all night from California.  We spent the afternoon sorting through some boxes of memorabilia we have stored for him.  It was entertaining to watch him sort, and I added a few items to my "grandma" toy collection.

I pulled out a recipe book that he gave me for Mother's Day when he was seven.  His teacher had the class write down their favorite recipes from memory, then she made copies and put them into booklets for the moms. I treasure it as one of my favorite gifts.  

The recipes almost seem legit until you look close, then you see a cake recipe requiring a gallon of milk stirred into a cake mix; or rice made by adding water, stirring it together, dumping the water out, then cooking just the rice.

Here's my son's recipe entry:


3 cups oatmeal
3 cups water
1 tablespoon water  
2 teaspoons brown sugar

Put oatmeal and water into the pan.  Put pan in the microwave at low for 2 min.  Take out of microwave and put brown sugar on it.  Stir it.  Add milk.

Cute.  I'm going to keep him... and the recipe booklet.


  1. Wooow, I love this challenge.. I think it would be good for me to try to do this challenge, too..

  2. So sweet! I have a box of memories also. I cry every time I open it up, which then gives me a stuffy nose and headache. Ha!

    I love to look at my son's handwriting. It's just so precious to me.

  3. Marina...welcome to My Healthy Eating Challenge! Keep me posted if you decide to try the challenge too. I would love to hear how you are doing and how you are feeling.

    Susan... Sorry that you get a stuffy nose and a headache, but that cracked me up. So true!