September 18, 2016

Grandma’s House

Trips to grandma’s house were the absolute highlight of my childhood. We were fortunate to live close to both sets of grandparents and made a habit of visiting them often. Now that I have children, I want the same memories and relationships to form with their grandparents. Louisa May Alcott said “every house needs a grandmother in it!” So true- I love the sweetness, adoration and unconditional love that radiates our grandparent’s homes.

A Teaspoon of Home

My earliest memories of my Grandma Bevan come from having tea parties in her basement with my dolls. Once I graduated from that I became the family school teacher and held class every Sunday evening in the storage room. All cousins were encouraged to attend. I used some of her old teaching resources and developed leadership skills at a very young age. My memories are filled with moments serving with grandma in neighborhood, family or even global service projects. I especially loved the confidence they gave me and the interest they showed in my talents and successes.

A Teaspoon of Home

Grandma Ericson was a friend to all. I think that every grandchild felt like they were her favorite because of the way she made each of us feel. I remember having girl cousins sleepovers and staying up late laughing and playing games together. Then in the early morning hours, we little girls created a menu for their very own restaurant breakfast. Grandma loved traditions and made sure we had some fun way to celebrate each holiday. My favorite was the 4th of July which remains my favorite today. Grandma always had a quilt project going and was always extra excited to share them with me. She took time for everyone and was always present at as many games, ballet recitals and piano performances her schedule and time on earth would allow.

One thing that both of my grandmas had in common was a love for dessert. It didn’t matter what was going on in the house, as soon as they said dessert is ready, everyone dropped what they were doing and ran to the kitchen. Blueberry Dessert is one of my Grandma Bevan’s famous treats and making it brought back more memories than I knew what to do with.

So this week’s menu is inspired by a family favorite grandma dessert. I hope you get a rush from making it, serving it or sharing it like I am sure you will from eating it.

A Teaspoon of Home

This week’s menu:

Lettuce Wraps

Fruit Swords

Blueberry Dessert

A Teaspoon of Home
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A Teaspoon of Home


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