Childhood is much more memorable when you have grandparents who shower you with love in various ways. For this reason, people always associate grandmas and grandpas with home, especially during the holidays. They have made every day memorable and have always showed us so much warmth. As you grow older, you may want to go back to your childhood. The nostalgia gives you a sense of comfort. One way to do that is by eating food from your grandparents. It instantly takes you back to when you were a little kid — living with fewer worries and a more positive outlook.
You can cook the food on your own, but it’s essential to follow their recipe, or else it will be different. That’s why you have to ask your grandparents before changes can occur. As they grow older, they might forget some details which won’t allow you to get accurate measurements. The goal is to recreate the recipe so that even when you live far away from your grandparents, you can still stay in touch with your childhood. A Redditor has started a discussion on LifeProTips about acquiring your grannies’ recipes.
“If you love a recipe that your grandparents make, ask them to show you how to make it. Odds are, they have changed the recipe over the years, and the one you will find written down later in life is not the same,” holymolycanoliii wrote. OP also mentioned how she tried to bake cheese rolls with an inaccurate recipe, but now she’s sure she has cracked the code. It might have been the reason why she shared an LPT about your favorite recipe created by grandparents. Aside from holymolycanoliii’s advice, other Redditors also gave suggestions.
Snagmesomeweaves commented, “Take a video and when they inevitably tell you they eyeball it, have them do it over a scale so you can weigh the ingredient depending on what it is.” Yes, you better utilize the advantages of having modern technology in your hands. Documenting how your grandmother or grandfather does things in the kitchen can be a tutorial you can keep for the rest of your life, and it’ll be easier to follow since you can clearly see the details of the procedure. While recording, you could also ask them questions that may prove useful in the future.
“Also if you enjoy cooking, WRITE DOWN YOUR PROCESS! Write recipes! Update them! We should all be so lucky to grow old and teach our younger generations good food,” caintowers recommended. Although you are not a grandparent yet, it’s best to keep records of your recipes so everyone in your family can easily access it. You need to pass it down to any family member or relative — if it stays in the family, it also remains in each of their memories.
Some Redditors have shared stories about their grandparents, which brought up bittersweet emotions. The discussion thread is open for you if you grew up in a household with grandparents who gave you nothing but the best and shared their secret recipes. Honor their memories if they are gone. If they are still with you, always make time for them. Their love will always be constant, and no one will ever recreate it. Spend time with your grandparents in the kitchen today — build memories and learn about the different aspects of life while waiting for those warm cookies in the oven.