Activity Guide for Families During the Corona Virus Quarantine
Create a Family Recipe Book
It is great when you have a way to combine two activities. Help your child learn to make a special recipe and then preserve it in a cookbook they can take with them throughout their lives.
Before the Corona Virus / Covid 19 quarantine, when would you have had an opportunity to create a family recipe book?
This is a great opportunity to gather all of the index cards, scraps of paper, and torn magazine pages your favorite recipes are on now and to put them in a format that can be passed down to future generations.
- Uncle Bob’s Trout Almondine
- Grandpa’s Brisket
- Mom’s Fried Chicken
- Nana’s Seven Layer Cake, Coconut Pie, and Chocolate Pie
- Keith’s Fried Fish
- Uncle Randall’s Hush Puppies
- Noella’s Tortillas
- Pam’s Holiday Candies
If you want to put a spin on the activity, you can create a little cookbook for different holidays or special occasions.
For example, you could do a Thanksgiving cookbook showcasing the dish each person usually brings.
In our house it would be something like,
- “Grandma Betty’s Coke Salad”
- “Aunt Jesi’s Corn Casserole”
- “Aunt Sylvia’s Cinnamon Rolls”
- “Cousin Amanda’s Buttermilk Pie”
- “Uncle David’s Biscuits”
- “Aunt Carolyne’s Cornbread Dressing”
- “Pam’s Chocolate Oaties”
A cookbook like that would make a lovely holiday gift for the whole family.
If you have a special recipe, you can have it preserved on a cutting board, a plate, a serving platter, or even on wallpaper for the kitchen.