Looking through my mother’s cookbooks the other day, I was reminded of my mom teaching my brother and I how to create a weekly meal plan when we were younger. She worked full-time outside the home, so she put our ass to work whenever she could to help out around the house. . . . we survived! You can download a meal planner and grocery list below. A meal planner and a shopping list are the best ways to save money when planning meals for your family – big or small.
I inherited a few of my mom’s cookbooks – I like looking through them to see her notes, I miss her handwriting. I was going through her Emeril Lagasse’s cookbook and it brought up memories of her and I watching his first-of-it’s-kind cooking show “BAM” – “Kickin this up a notch” and a few of his other sayings, along with Emeril’s storytelling and let’s not forget the LIVE band which made it an awesome show. I have such wonderful memories of Ms. Bev (my mom) and myself hanging out – laughing and telling stories in the kitchen.
***Enjoy the recipes – my mother made both of these delicious dishes***
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Are you willing to do “whatever it takes” to leave a legacy?
We all want to be remembered, to feel that we’ve contributed something to the world. Your legacy is putting your stamp on the future. It’s a way to make some meaning of your existence: “Yes, a world of the future, I was here. Here’s my contribution, here’s why I hope my life mattered.”
Provide a family history Researching your genealogy is a wonderful way to let your kids and grandkids understand where you and they came from.
Give to charity Another way to leave a legacy is by contributing money or the equivalent to a charitable cause that reflects your values.
Write a legacy letter Think about everything you’d want to tell your loved ones and your survivors if you knew you didn’t have long to live then put it all in a letter to them.
Prepare an ethical will An ethical will is the logical extension of a legacy letter. With an origin going back to centuries of elders orally conveying their values to the next generation, an ethical will lets you share the meaning of your life, beliefs and life lessons.
Or, do what I’m doing – Write a Book! Yup, I’m writing a book about my life and all the stories of my Mother, how her humor helped me to find the gifts of each struggle in life.
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