Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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It must be fall. All of a sudden, we are eating soup again, and the oven is doing double duty as a house heater and cooking device (I will confess to having turned on the heat for an hour or … Continue reading
It’s Spring! Time for Yard Work, and Planning My Trip to Virginia and the HEAV Convention (with a Giveaway)
It’s April and time for me to plan my annual trip to Virginia! I’m so excited to be spending a bit more than two weeks visiting friends and family (including a visit to my sister at Poplar Spring Farm) and … Continue reading
Tomato soup! So warm and wintery and so easy to make from scratch! Start with two small onions and a few cloves of garlic. Chop and sautee in a neutral oil like corn or sunflower. Add a generous amount of … Continue reading
We eat a lot of cereal around here. The truth is we just eat a lot and there aren’t even any teenagers in the house yet! Weekday breakfasts are almost always cereal since that means the big two can supervise … Continue reading
The other day I decided to cook a broiler as I’m trying to eat down the store of food in the freezer! A friend of mine had had a weekend of sick children so I thought I’d stretch that bird … Continue reading
Buggle has been a kitchen helper since he was big enough to sit in his highchair and peel garlic for me. Since he’s also a good reader and methodical by nature I decided to write instructions for his first … Continue reading
[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:5] One of the things I really want to make a regular part of our lifestyle/homeschooling is teaching the children skills they will use all their lives. I want them to be capable but I also want them … Continue reading
This recipe was invented on the eve of our wedding (after the rehearsal dinner) when we realized in a panic that there was nothing for the vegetarians and vegans to eat except oranges and bread! S rummaged in his pantry … Continue reading
Mondays are supposed to be meatless around here but I couldn’t resist adding a little bacon to this recipe. There were no leftovers.[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] Since the peas have finally started producing we had new peas (mostly snow peas) as a side … Continue reading