What My Grandma Taught Me -- Part 2

It’s been a little over a year since my Grandma Viv passed away and I can’t stop thinking about the things she taught me. I posted last year on her birthday a short list for fun (read it HERE) and I wanted to add to that list with this series of pictures. These are recipe advice cards she gave me for my wedding (I have them from several other people too!). Each one showcases her wit and wisdom. As a bonus, I’ve included two recipes from Grandma Viv.

Advice for the bride 2

“Never lick a steak knife.

Take the fortune out before you eat the cookie.

You and Eric go for a stroll/walk every day. It is very therapeutic and romantic.”

Advice for the bride 1

“Have Eric as your best friend.

It’s not necessary to have a good nite kiss every nite…… it could get tiresome. JUST KIDDING

Pray often and keep the faith.”

Hot fudge sauce 1

Hot Fudge Sauce

3 Squares unsweetened chocolate

1/2 Cup butter

1/2 tsp salt

3 c. sugar

1 large can evaporated milk

Hot fudge sauce 2

Melt chocolate, butter and salt together in double boiler (hope you have one). Add sugar 1/2 c. at a time, stirring after each addition. Add the evap. milk a little at a time and continue stirring ‘til well mixed. It looks sugary and funny when making it and is good on ice cream (or mashed potatoes. Ha). Or just go to grocery store and buy Smuckers Hot Fudge Sauce and throw this recipe.

Chicken Stroganoff 1

Chicken Stroganoff

6 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 Can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup

1 — 16 ounce fat free sour cream

1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Chicken Stroganoff 2

Put frozen chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot. (Hope you have one) Mix together soup, sour cream, and onion soup mix and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 7 hours. Serve over egg noodles or rice.

When asked what I would like as a memento from Grandma Viv’s house, I asked for one of her coffee cups like the one pictured below. Every day the cup reminds me to live my life like Grandma — with love, humor, faith, and kindness.

Coffee cup

Do you have some favorite advice from a grandparent? Or maybe a recipe you really enjoy? Share it with me in the comments.