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Broken Windows, School Starting & Brussel Spouts... OH MY!

August 18, 2008 - 9:04 PM

OH MY!  That, is an Interjection.

Today, started at 12AM with quiet knocking at our door.  Drugged up from allergy medication, I stumble in my skivvies to the door to find a police officer telling me our car window has been busted out.  I will write more on that later... but there started our first day of school! Hooray!

Zeke summed it up best, "This was the best day of school EV-ER!"  Sweeter words to a home schoolin' mama have never been spoken in our house!  I am COMPLETELY attributing it to all my dear friends praying for me and this day.  Keep it up friends, hopefully tomorrow we'll continue this trend!

After school we trekked it out to the garden for some carrots and onions.  I must say, I have been so impressed by our onions.  I learned this year that all I did last year for them was wrong and doing things right this year has produced amazing results.  They still range in size from big to small, but their flavor is unmatched by anything I have gotten at the store.  Yummy!

Here's our boy (who writes his own fashion codes, :)!) ...

zeke and onion

Then, the kids saw that the brussel sprouts were ready for harvesting and wa-la, smiles and brussel sprouts... who knew!

max and sprout 

zeke and sprout

mimi and carrot and sprout

Let's see what happens at 12AM tonight!  If tomorrow goes like today, I am not worried at all.

 

Response to Broken Windows, School Starting & Brussel Spouts... OH MY!

  • Amy said on August 19, 2008 - 1:19 PM

    Try this recipe with your onions...yummy! Balsamic Roasted Ingredients 3 large sweet onions (about 1 3/4 pounds) Cooking spray 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Preparation Preheat oven to 450°. Peel onions, leaving roots intact; cut each onion into 6 wedges. Place onion wedges in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; pour vinegar mixture over onion wedges, tossing gently to coat. Cover and bake at 450° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 45 minutes or until tender. Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup) Nutritional Information CALORIES 72(33% from fat); FAT 2.6g (sat 0.4g,mono 1.7g,poly 0.3g); IRON 0.7mg; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 33mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.8g; SODIUM 102mg; PROTEIN 1.6g; FIBER 2.5g Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 1997 http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=222201

  • Dana said on August 19, 2008 - 10:06 PM

    Thanks Amy! I am planning on doing your brussel sprouts recipe tomorrow night for dinner, what fun!

  • Emily said on August 20, 2008 - 1:49 PM

    I'd love to know what curriculum you're doing! (or have we already talked about this?) I got My Father's World for kindergarten because I didn't really have any other ideas and I love Charlotte Mason's methods...on which it's based. However, it seems lacking...can't figure it out! Em

  • Dana said on August 21, 2008 - 8:39 AM

    What fun on doing My Father's World! I have heard so many great things about it. We are doing a Sonlight (www.sonlight.com) and A Beka (www.abeka.com) combo this year. We had done just Sonlight the last 2 years but Sonlight doesn't have much as far as "tests" and we thought that would be a good skill for our kids to learn so we are supplementing with Abeka. I don't know if we've chosen the perfect combo yet, but thankfully that is another perk to homeschooling, you can keep trying till you find one that fits your kids and family! ;)!

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