Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why I Homeschool...

Homeschooling has been a fantastic journey. I have had the opportunity to teach my children all their academic firsts: reading, writing, math and memorizing scripture. I have been blessed with the opportunity to see my children blossom first hand, not hear about it via their classroom teacher. These last few years have been a busy blessing that someday will come to a close when my bigger kids go out into the world and pursue their own interests. Hopefully they will remember this time with happy memories and were given the chance to advance at thier own pace.

Chicken Skillet Pie

This is my new standby fave...Cudos to Mary Ostyn and a fellow homeschooling friend who passed this along. I really have enjoyed using this recipe for my one meal, two dinner goal. My next attempt will be tweaking this recipe ala Southwest Style with cornbread, beans, chili, ect. I'll keep you posted.


Bread Baking...Recipe Number 2

Some of you know I am following an AWESOME bread blog, titled A Year In Bread. This former California native, Susan has moved on to more remote pastures and has rekindled my love for food and cooking for my family.

Day before yesterday, I made another batch of her Oatmeal Toasting Bread and as always, one loaf is reserved for making into a cinnamon swirl loaf for breakfast the following morning as well as a new recipe, an Italian Rosemary and Raisin Loaf. Yes, rosemary and raisins!!! You may think it sounds wierd but its very reminicient to the rosemary and walnut bread served at Karen's Bakery in Folsom. A great twist on a rustic loaf and was perfect for breakfast with Susan's suggestion of apricot jam. YUM!
PS. My bread really looked like that!