Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Meal Rotation

Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Rotation-
Tracy / September 16, 2017

    This is a quick blog post about Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Rotation for our home. Lately, I have been getting lots of questions about how I meal plan. Some are the regular questions I get about exactly how we feed 13 folks each day (my 3 older children are grown and in homes of their own). The latest questions are just…

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Our Menu: September 4th- September 18th

Tracy / September 5, 2015

Our Menu: September 4- September 18th September 4, 2015 B- Breakfast Casserole L- Grilled Cheese, Fruit D- Pizza   September 5, 2015 B- Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon L- Quesadillas D- Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Veggies   September 6, 2015 B- Granola L- Red Beans and Rice, Bread and Cookies (Church Potluck) D- Friendship Casserole, Bread, Salad   September 7, 2015…

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November 30, 2011

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Another year seems to be coming to an end, my friends. I’m humbled to see the many faces, and places that have blessed my family, and my home in the past year. I’ve been spending time this week looking through this year’s photos. There are many tiny slices of life that I so easily forget. I’m thankful to have thought…

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Cooking With the Boys

Tracy / November 30, 2011

Homeschooling isn’t all about books and essays. Most of the time, the best teaching happens as you go on, about your daily life. Since we began homeschooling (which feels like the beginning of time now!), we have tried to include the children in our day-to-day activities. Some of these things seem so routine, it’s hard to remember to include our…

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Probably Not the Best Thing….

Tracy / August 30, 2011

but Courtney has learned to make donuts!! I have fond memories visiting my Aunt Judy and her family making donuts a couple of times. They were always yummy and best eaten hot. There is just nothing like a hot, fresh donut! Yummy!! Anyone want to stop by for a visit?? 😀

Recipe- Play Dough

Tracy / February 28, 2011

Who doesn’t like a good play dough recipe?? Basic Play Dough 1c flour 1/2c salt 1c water 1T oil 2 cream of tartar Food coloring of your choice Mix ingredients together. Add a few drops of food coloring. Heat with medium heat. Stir until play dough comes away from sides of pan. Let cool.

Timothy’s 9th Birthday

Tracy / February 22, 2011

Some quick pictures from Timothy’s birthday on Sunday: Opening gifts Courtney, Jessica and I made him a “Kung Zhu” cake. It’s not my best cake ever, but for a first try, I was happy. Timothy REALLY liked it–I guess that’s what really matters. Because his birthday fell on Sunday, we also took a cake to church. This one was really…

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Recipe- Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Tracy / February 21, 2011

Courtney, is our resident cookie baker these days. She searches to find the best cookie recipes! This is a family favorite: Chocolate Sugar Cookies (from the Martha Stewart COOKIES book) 1 1/2c all purpose flour 1/2c unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder 1t baking powder 1/2t salt 1/2c unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2c sugar 1/2 vegetable shortening ( or 1/2c…

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Recipe- Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Tracy / February 14, 2011

Cookies with no flour? You bet!! These are perhaps the best peanut butter cookies we’ve ever tried. Without the flour, the peanut butter flavor really shines! 1 egg 1c peanut butter 1c sugar 1t vanilla Mix together and bake at 350^ for 8 minutes. They will NOT look like they are cooked until they cool for a few minutes. Yum!!

Cooking Class

Tracy / February 12, 2011

Timothy (8) has an interest in cooking. Not just any interest, but I think if it’s possible, he could be a budding “foodie”, even at his young age. He’s had this fascination since he was about 3…always right under me while I’m cooking…always asking questions. It’s not at all uncommon to walk into the family room on a morning when…

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February 11, 2011

Tracy / February 12, 2011

We were blessed with an evening snow on Wednesday. Not just any snow…the most beautiful, big snowflakes fell right after dark. My youngest children had just been tucked into bed, but the announcement of snow, had them jumping up and running outside…which started a snowball fight on the front porch. Notice the older children don’t even have on coats. Even…

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A Special Birthday…

Tracy / February 8, 2011

My dear friend Jan, Courtney, and I were asked recently to help a friend with her daughter’s birthday cakes. What a fun project!!