Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Squash, Repurposed Socks and Oranges

I passed the NARM!!!! I am now a Certified Professional Midwife!!!! PTL!!! Thank you to everyone who prayered.

Flat Maps, Magellan, and the Cape of Good Hope

Last Monday began our homeschool year. I was soooooo glad to have the kids back home for school this year. We had just gotten back from our travels, so I didn't have much planning time. At 1:00 am on Sunday night my living area still looked like a home school curriculum conventions had exploded. We got up Monday morning and gave it our best shot anyway. I have tweaked the schedule several times since then and we are still working on it, but things are running much smoother. I am so glad we have several weeks of staying put, so I can get the hang of this again. On Thursday we had are lesson on flat maps and did the draw the earth on an orange and try to lay the pealing flat activity. That one is always fun and a great way to start the first week of school.

These People Look Way Too Happy to be Eating Squash and Sweet Potato
Inspired by the fall produce at the Farmer's Market I found a soup recipe for Roasted Squash and Sweet Potato Soup. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, but what's new. The recipes instructions were to roast the squash, potato and garlic in the oven. I used the crock pot to keep from heating the house. The solar oven would have done a good job, but it was too cloudy. I also added the fresh beans we bought at the farmers market and we ate the yummy soup with fresh bread, which doubled as home economics class. We had a special treat too, my mom came over to eat with us.

The Roasted Vegetables and the yummy finished product.

Oh! and I used coconut oil (my new miracle cure food) instead of olive oil, which complemented the vegetables wonderfully.

Some time back, I knitted my friend J a pair of socks, which were mostly wool. She promptly washed them and they sunk two sizes and became Hannah's socks. She was delighted and promptly washed them and they sank so small Lena couldn't even get them on her feet. While perusing through the book store I saw a book on using felted sweaters and came up with the idea of repurposing the already felted socks into super cute fingerless gloves and ballet slippers for Adelina's birthday. She loves them!

1 comment:

  1. Congragulations on passing! You are going to be an amazing midwife.


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