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My support system.

My support system.

Meet Mr. Tutu.  Okay, so that probably isn’t the greatest title, because my husband really is not girly, only the father of three girls.  In fact, he has quite a thing for trains even, but then, I couldn’t go calling him Mr. Train, or you’d think he belonged to Mama Train.  Which, of course, is […]

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Week in Review

Week in Review

This is what we did in school this past week: M: Weight, Whales, Joseph, Egyptians, Minoans, People of the Middle East, Egypt, Cairo, Nile River, Giza, Crete, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Detail (Explainations), “How to” L: Add/Sub Review, Beginning Multiplication, The Skeletal System, Compound Sentences, Dailog, Narration, Jacob & Esau, Joseph, baby Moses, […]

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In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

Okay, I know… how hard can it be?  Everyone says you just throw it in the pot and let it do it’s thing and ta-da! Perfect roast.  But my experiences haven’t been great.  Yes, I’ve cooked plenty of roasts that were edible, but I have really been craving a yummy, succulent pot roast.  So, I […]

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Bisquick Brownies

Bisquick Brownies

This is a recipe for blonde brownies that my mom always used to make when I was growing up.  I remembered them being bites of yummy gooiness… although mine were a little more cake-like than I remembered.  I think I beat the batter too long. Anyway, it’s a very simple recipe: 2 cups brown sugar […]

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Random

Random

A couple of random shots from last week: Mallory took this one of me during our school “circle time.” And this one I took of Mallory last week.  She made pancakes BY. HERSELF.  For the first time ever.  Mixed it, put it on the burner, flipped it, everything.  It was a good day and a […]

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It took me a long time to “perfect” my Mexican rice… and it still doesn’t taste like my Mother-in-Law’s, but it’s still pretty good as rice goes. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. Oil or butter 1 c. long grain white rice 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 can chicken broth or 1/2 box of chicken stock 1 can […]

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Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

This year, I am using Apologia Science curriculum for my older two girls, which so far, we are really enjoying.  Lila is spending the year studying Human Anatomy & Physiology.  Today we did her first “experiment.”  Mind you, she’s been waiting for this day since we opened the box several months ago… Can you tell […]

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Mallory’s Meal Plan

Mallory’s Meal Plan

I gave my eldest the assignment this week to plan the meals for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday.  (I typically do not cook on Sundays).  I told her she needed to include vegetables and make the selections as healthy as possible.  This is what she came up with: Monday: Lunch – Grilled cheese;  Snacks […]

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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Well, my Granny has always eaten black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years………you know, for good luck. :)  So, tonight I whipped up some TEXAS CAVIAR! Happy New Years!! Classic Texas Caviar Ingredients 2 (15.8 ounce) cans black-eyed peas, drained 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained 2 fresh medium jalapenos, stemmed, seeded […]

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Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Apple Butter (Slow Cooker Recipe)

For Christmas this year, I gave away a lot of homemade apple butter.  This is the recipe I  used, for anyone interested. Ingredients: @50 large apples, different varieties (makes 8-9 quarts applesauce) 4 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon allspice Start by peeling & coring your apples.  This goes […]

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