Thank you so much for your comments on my last post about Reggio in the classroom. I've been meaning to post this project for weeks, but now that I am working again, I find I spend much less time at the computer than last year when I was at home full time. I must say, I do enjoy the balance of teaching with being at home.
When I'm at home I think a lot about two things: cooking and cleaning. Both which I come to resent at times, but I also enjoy both in the idea that I'm caring for and nurturing my family. I remember when I was growing up, that I loved my Grandmother's home so much. She was always in the kitchen cooking and baking and she was always there to listen, visit and serve up a great batch of goodies. Thinking of my Grandma, I thought I'd love to create a collection of our favourite everyday recipes.
If you are like me, you might have a cupboard that looks like this,
With favourite recipes in it that look like this,
This made me want to have a neat, organized book with all of our favourite recipes in one place. I thought a little binder would be great so we could keep adding recipes as we go.
I thought I'd start our recipe book with one of the things we bake the most. Banana bread. We first got this recipe when Mark and I lived in Uganda and bananas (especially the small, sweet ones) were in abundance. We have continued to bake lots of banana bread, because the kids love it and it's a great way to use up those old bananas.
I'm not used to photographing food, so if you have any tips, please share...
I have been completely inspired by Molly Irwin's style in her December Daily album and to my surprise, she has a new and very beautiful book that she just created here. Now I'm so eager to learn more about digital scrapbooking!
Here's the first pages of my recipe book that I've created in the Gimp.
I'd like to show more pages as I make it and I'm excited to see how it turns out!
I also added a couple of new photos to our Thomas party, that we got from Marks folks. Making the train was just so much fun!