They’re about to head out on their own – but a recipe binder you’ve put together for them to use will help them stay healthy and organized.
As teens move through the high school years, we want to prepare them for what’s ahead. We want them to be able to fend for themselves when they are out on their own, especially if they’ll soon be heading off to college. Here’s one way you can help them get started – put together a recipe binder.
A recipe binder can contain all the dishes you fixed for them over the years – perhaps starting out with the simpler ones. Since organization is key to getting anything done, that’s where to start. Simply label dividers for your recipe binder, preferably with pockets, to have a place for the different types of recipes that you want to put in.
You might want to include how to read food labels and price information. How to select the right equipment. How to measure dry versus wet ingredients. A glossary of cooking terms is helpful too.
You might also want to include an extra section for general household tips. These might cover how to do anything, from sorting laundry to putting together a grocery list to polishing shoes – or even tying a tie!
To make the binder extra special, add photos of your teen making the dishes and cleaning up. The illustrations are important, especially in a how-to manual.
Making a recipe binder is a fun and practical way to prepare your child for the things to come, and it’s a nice way to spend time together and build memories,too. And, wherever your son or daughter are heading, enabling them to enjoy those great meals you provided for them as they grew up will mean they’ll always feel close to you. What better way to stay connected?
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