"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thinking About Pi

Did you know there is a special day before St. Patrick's Day? It is not printed on our yearly calendars so most don't even know about it. What am I talking about? March 14th which is national Pi Day. You may be wondering why I'm posting about Pi Day when it's still February. Well it does come before St. Patty's Day and will be here in a few weeks. Someone may be interested in doing a Unit Study on Pi with the kids so I wanted to share what I came across. For my Throwback Thursday post this week I decided to show our Pi Day Lapbook from a few years back.

Pi Day Lapbook

Many may not be the least bit interested in celebrating Pi Day, but it is a fun way to spending the whole day learning. Add some fun in there and the kids won’t mind at all. There are so many resources out there to learn all about Pi.

Here is a list of some ideas we enjoyed and others we plan to take a look at:

Enchanted Learning Pi
Homeschool Share Sir Cumference
The Homeschool Mom Pi Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Egg Salad
Classic Egg Salad

Ingredients:
6 boiled eggs, chopped
1 stalk of celery, diced
2 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
1/4 c. Mayo or Miracle Whip
1/2 Tbsp. dill or sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp. Dijon or Yellow Mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika (optional)

Directions:
Mix all together in a medium size bowl until well combined. Serve as a sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes or over a bed of lettuce as a salad. It's good served on crackers too.

Note: Recipe can be doubled to make a larger batch. Whenever my batch gets low I stretch it even further by stirring in a can or two of tuna for an easy/quick tuna salad. A can of chicken breast meat would work too :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentines Craft ~Ideas

Love is in the Air!

Here I go trying to sing again. LOL Are you thinking about Valentines Day yet? It’s right around the corner so the day will be here before you know it. Do any of you decorate your whole house for Valentines? If so how far in advance do you start put up the decorations? I read somewhere that the beginning of February is a good time, then take them down after the big day. With that day fast approaching I thought I’d do another Throwback Thursday of a fun and easy craft we did.

Valentines Placemat
Back in 2010 I posted about an easy little craft we made to decorate our table for Valentines Day. It was so quick and easy you can make it the day before the big day. If you are interested in more fun things to do here are some places to look:

Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett
DLTK
Homeschoolshare
Homeschool Helper Online
Enchanted Learning

I hope you find something fun to do with the kids for Valentines. This day is not just for sweethearts. We all can spread love on that day. Spend the day doing something extra special for one another as a family or share the love of Christ with someone who could use a little cheering up :-)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fudge Stripe Cookie Butter

During the holidays I shared a basic cookie butter recipe I made. It was the first time I had ever made some. I’ve made another one since then and want to share it with you.

Fudge Stripe Cookie Butter
To make this cookie butter you will need 2 cups of cookie crumbs (It took me around 12 cookies to get enough).  Make the crumbs by placing the cookies into your food processor and pulse until it's all crumbs. Next you want to mix together melted butter (1/2 stick), sweetened condensed milk (1/2 cup), and 1/4 cup of evaporated milk (or milk of your choice). Slowly pulse this mixture in your food processor with the cookie crumbs to blend and make a paste like texture. If its too thin just add in more cookie crumbs.

Put cookie butter in a jar and cover. Store in the refrigerator. When you are ready to use it, you may need to let it sit out for 20-30 for it to soften to be a spreadable consistency. We tried this spread on apple slices and graham crackers. YUM!!! I don’t think you can go wrong spreading this on anything for that sweet and buttery deliciousness :-)
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