Two New Ways to Commemorate a Loved One

I've come across two new ways to commemorate a loved one that do not appear on the insert page in the Lisa's Legacy bag. Both of them have to do with food, which is kind of ironic since Lisa herself tried to avoid food for the last years.


Anyway, the first idea is to take one of the loved one's favorite food dish and tweak it, name it after the loved one, and post the recipe on social media. Let's say the loved one really enjoyed pizza. Take their favorite meats, veggies, sauce and crust type and call it Susie's Specialty pizza. Or if Johnny really liked eggs, think of a way to combine eggs and his favorite unique accompaniments and put them in a baked frittata and call it "Johnny's Eggcellent Frittata. This idea really lends itself to creativity in the kitchen!.



At one time, I created a recipe using shredded chicken, chopped celery and chopped nuts, bound together with a cream cheese/sour cream base and rolled that mixture into a crescent roll triangle. We just called it Mom's Mix. Should've put it out there!


The second idea is to select the loved one's favorite restaurant, bar, bistro or place to hang out. On the anniversary date, invite family and friends to meet at the location for a celebration of their life. To paraphrase my grief support leader: "Gather on the loved one's birthday---not the date they died. You don't want to celebrate their death, but you do want to celebrate their birth into this world!



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