Monday, April 21, 2014

Recipe ReDux: Treasured Cookware - My grandmother's era juice glasses

My grandmother passed away a few years ago, just after Easter. She was in pain, it was time to let go. She wanted to wait until Easter, and did, and then quietly slipped away from us. She was a classy lady, in charge of her own life, and in her own small way, in charge of her own death.

I don't have a recipe, simply a dedication to my sweet grandmother and to her time of smaller portions!

When I was little, we used to visit my grandmother in her little condo in Cincinnati. It was fun to play in the big building and run up and down the stairs. In retrospect, I am sure my mother enjoyed having us entertain ourselves too so that she could catch up with her mama!

When we returned from our explorations, there was often a little snack and juice for the kids to enjoy. My grandmother had a set of glasses that seemed quite tiny to me, even though I was a kid. Portion distortion already in full effect!

Through my dietitian training, I learned that those 4 ounce beauties are actually the size of juice we should be enjoying, not the jugs we are more likely to slurp.

Cheers to you, Nini. I love you. I miss you. 



2 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. My grandmother had similar glasses that she always served us from as well. And she also passed away at Easter time about 18 years ago in a similar fashion. Treasured memories definitely.

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    1. Thank you Ann, it was nice to dedicate a post to her :) A toast to your sweet grandmother, too!

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