This year we tried handing out recipe cards so that the older generations could write down the treasured recipes in the hopes of putting together a cook book. That is a bust because no one turned in any recipe cards.
Most of my cooking skills were taught to me by my mother in law. She was one of ten children in her family and grew up during the depression years. She taught me to make many dishes from that era in time. Her cooking style taught some lessons on being frugal and saved some money on groceries.
Over the past few years I have also learned the art of canning my own foods that I grow or sometimes buy from the farmers market. One staple I make is sauerkraut, pickles and jellies and jams.
I love shopping at God's Grocery Store (my word for foraging) for wild food. For instance mustard greens in the spring time. Mustard greens grow everywhere in the springtime. We also pick raspberries in the early summer.
Just For Today: Making time for family time.