Musings of an Italian-American Catholic wife, mother, and writer

Musings of an Italian-American Catholic wife, mother, and writer

Monday, June 5, 2017

Text Recipes

"Mom, this summer I want to learn to cook."


The words, spoken by our eldest son, were music to my ears. In a few weeks he will be off to Denver, CO for training and then Little Rock, AR where he will be living. He will be in a new place, working in a new environment, and while he can grill a burger and cook pasta he wanted more ideas in his arsenal.


Which is where I come in. But I know my son: the fewer the ingredients, all the better; the quicker the cooking time, all the better.


So enter the text recipes.


Here's how it works: When I get ready to teach him a new recipe (today it was grilled tilapia on steamed rice, served with seasoned tomatoes), I gather all the ingredients on the counter and take a photo. Then, after we are finished cooking I take another photo of the finished product and TEXT HIM BOTH PHOTOS for him to file away.


This way, he has a photo of all the ingredients. He has a photo of the end result. And without actually writing down a recipe he can figure out how to get from photo A to photo B.


He's a computer engineer. He can figure it out.






3 comments:

Lori in CT said...

Oh this is such a good idea, love it! I, too, have a son who just graduated from college and is relocating later this summer. It's much more likely he will cook his (easy) favorites wth pictures as a guide rather than jotted-down recipes. Thank you for the idea!

Maria (also Bia) said...

Hi Lori! Glad you liked the idea. Someone also suggested to put these text recipes in a small chatbook and VOILA! instant memory/recipe book for our son!

3nod Makka said...

تعرف على احدث التقنبات من شركة رش مبيدات بمكة حتى تتخلص نهائيا من كافة انواع الحشرات من اكبر شركة مكافحة حشرات بمكة فقط زور موقعنا الان