I have cousins who moved here from the Midwest after they retired to be close to their daughter and her family. Since they moved here so they could be a part of their grandchildren’s lives they have set some Fantastic, Delicious traditions. Even if you don’t have grandchildren yet, put this tradition in your back pocket, it is that fantastic!
Because both parents work full time the grandparents thought to help out with making a dinner once a week. Who would say no to that?
The daughter and her husband are terrific. They are great parents and the kids, ages 4 and 7 are good kids. The entire family is a bunch of foodies. Also the kids are at the age that they are engaging and fun.
The tradition that I think is fantastically brilliant started last year as the kids would pick a letter of the alphabet and the food for dinner would be made using that letter. Who knew the letter ‘E’ would be easy: Deviled eggs, Eggplant Parmesan, Endive and English cucumber salad and Éclairs for dessert. You get the idea.
After the alphabet was exhausted it was on to countries. A giant map was posted in the kitchen and a book with fun facts was purchased. Each week, with the kids taking turn, they pick a country.
I was invited for Japan. My cousins, knowing their cooking expertise, ordered out sushi. Smart. I even picked up a few facts about Japan and Japanese culture.
The pictures are for Argentina. Looks fantastic and the report was; very tasty!
What do you think?