Sunday, July 27, 2014

A mother heart gift to my pre-missionary son -- his favorite recipes that are quick, easy, and cheap

I just created a little treasure for my beloved son who is preparing to leave for his mission. 

I invited Adam to choose his favorite recipes that are: 

  • Quick 
  • Easy 
  • Cheap 
  • Healthy (mostly)
  • and of course YUMMO 
Then I made a little tiny recipe book for him. 

I wrote ideas for quick meals on a table of contents tab for each category. 

This is page two of quick meal ideas. 

Then for anything that needs a recipe, I wrote out the recipe with simple, step-by-step directions. 

I did my best to estimate the recipe size for two hungry missionaries for two meals. I hope Adam has a fridge!  I don't know if he'll be able to purchase the same staple foods we cook with all the time here. But if he can, he'll be ready to cook! 

It may have saved time to type and print these...but I didn't want to.  

My husband Mike suggested I save time by photo copying my own cards. I didn't want to. I wanted to hand write them myself with Adam in my heart with each pen stroke. I wrote most of them to and from our Pioneer Day family trip to Logan. Then I finished them up last night with the family gathered around the kitchen table watching The District, which is on Adam's mission papers' checklist. Both happy, yummy memories for me and him. 

Adam said, "When I cook my first recipe with those cards with your hand writing, Mom, I'm going to cry." I don't think he'll cry, but I loved his sweet comment. 

Adam knows how to cook...some things. 

I invited him to cook dinner every day from now until he leaves on his mission in October. He looked at me with a shocked expression. I think it's a good idea...he'll be a pro by then! 

My next gift from my mother heart is a tiny quote book. 

I am a quote collector. I have a document all made up that I created for my dear friend's first missionary a few years ago. But I didn't know then the importance of correctly citing each quote. We'll see if I get to updating the citing and adding quotes just with Adam in mind. I hope I can make the time....

P.S. I took a picture of every recipe in the little book. Leave a comment below if you'd like me to post these quick, easy, cheap recipes. 

Click here for a great book list for pre-missionaries. 


ryan robb said...

Please post pictures of your cards. If it isn't too much work. (I know I won't be the only one to ask.) :)

Doug said...

Please do post the pictures!!

Laura Jensen said...

Please post recipe pictures :)

Becky Edwards said...

Just letting you know that I posted the recipes on a new blog post. Enjoy!