Once upon a time, I was flipping through my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and stumbled upon a recipe for meat loaf. Not only is it one recipe, but on the facing page there is another ten varieties to change it up a little with the glaze. This has become an absolute favorite of the Enginerd’s for me me to cook. I know that when he shows up with fresh veggies and two pounds of ground meat he’s asking for meat loaf. The thing that is so friendly about this recipe is that you can truly tweak it to what is available. Two pounds of ground meat. Want lean? Use turkey. Want excitement? Mix it! Some turkey with some beef or some pork with some beef. Want standard? Use ground beef. I will tell you that I prefer not along the lines of the 95/5 variety. As with meat loaf. . .
I’m a stay-at-home homeschooling mama of three littles and I have a confession to make. I detest going to the grocery store. Going to the store fills me with anxiety. Whether it’s the price checking, the squealing offspring, the germs that I know are getting eaten off random surfaces, or many other things… it is not something I enjoy. Now wouldn’t it be a wonderful solution if I could do that shopping online and get about a 40-50% savings on fresh food?!
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According to a nifty little list I found, today is National Pie Day. Looking through the archives I have a few things to share. Of course, there is my glorious Johnny Appleseed Apple pie, which I first shared the image of here, and then the recipe and book recommendations here. Then there is another pie and a blackberry pie.
We are still in the earliest years of math education in our homeschool and I want to make sure that math remains a favored subject and not a dreaded one. Thus when I heard about Ann McCallum’s Eat Your Math Homework I was intrigued and excited about the possibility of adding such a book to our homeschool set up. We are enjoying living books with a math theme and I think an activity book for math will definitely excite my little people. Especially a recipe book will make my six-year-old second grader excited as she is just starting to really be able to help out in the kitchen. For the purposes of this review I received an autographed paperback copy of the book. It is my understanding that Ann McCallum Books ~ (http://AnnMcCallumBooks.com/) doesn’t just stop with math, but also has Eat Your _____ Homework books for History and Science as. . .
The six-year-old is making oatmeal and reading the instructions. So far so good except her “it won’t start” (the microwave) while the door was still open… *snicker*