On occasion we have some yummy tuna steaks… although I have to be honest… in the past I’ve just cooked them, flaked them and made tuna salad. The kids like it a lot and so do I! We usually just have it on cucumber slices or in lettuce boats. I probably overcook it, but I(…)
I’ve been looking forward to this post, just because our family LOVES to have fun together, but rarely do we do anything that costs, unless we have gift money. My mother-in-law has given us the greatest gift! She writes us a check for birthdays for the year and we cash it and keep it aside.(…)
It’s that time of year again! I feel like Thanksgiving is the kick off for the start of the Christmas season. I don’t mean to minimize Thanksgiving, but it seems that our already busy lives just kick it up a notch until the new year.
The “needs” of the family can be overwhelming and so confusing… what do I mean by confusing? So often we confuse needs and wants. Needs are clothing, shelter and food. Pretty much everything else is a want, but the world and society around us can try to convince us otherwise.
I had fish in the freezer and it’s cold and I want something warm and comforting for dinner. Fish doesn’t usually fit that bill… so what to do?!
So here we are at our third installment of deal finding. This one unfortunately will only be of interest to a smaller group of people. However, most of these ideas have more than just homeschooling supplies. Often it will include books in general for kids, art supplies, science projects and other hands on learning activities!
One of the few last posts with veggies from our CSA!
Where do I spend my life? In the kitchen!!! I know a lot of Moms feel that way and especially those who opt to make most of their own foods. It just takes a lot more prep work and planning. Nothing is pre cooked and simple!
So now we are getting lots of cauliflower from the CSA… so there will be a few more of these recipes too! This head we got this week was yellow and beautiful! The kids loved looking at it and kept asking me to make sure it really was cauliflower! So cute they even know it’s(…)
This mini series of posts are probably a year in the making. When I first started writing it I thought I had a lot of good ideas, and I did, but the more I thought about it the more I came up with. I like finding good deals and the economy of our family depends(…)
Eggplant and zucchini season have about passed, and we are also coming to the end of the apple season… however, I still have a bushel of apples sitting on my counter! I’ve already made some apple butter (I’ll post about that soon) and a little bit of applesauce and now I’m working on dried apples.
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil By, Deborah Rodriguez Since we’ve a new baby (although she is now 8 weeks and growing way too fast) in the house, not much reading has been done. I say that, but I guess I really mean, reading from my reading list. I do read(…)
I did post a cauliflower pizza crust a little over a year ago, but it had LOTS of cheese in it which tasted fantastic… but not really on our diets these days! the middle two kiddos can’t have any dairy, Tonchi can only have raw dairy and Brian and I can have limited raw dairy!(…)
We had a very rare treat this last weekend so I couldn’t help but post about it! My parents organized a camp out at their house for our oldest three. They picked them up Friday late afternoon and then we went out to their house Saturday early afternoon for lunch and to pick up the(…)