Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday night we had PawPaw, ZeeZee & Aunt Sara over for tacos. Wednesday was PawPaw's birthday so Aunt Sara bought them a cake for dessert. PawPaw & ZeeZee gave Micah a bag full of presents, and Aunt Sara got her a backpack with her name on it.
What did the other kids do? Cameron flirted with Allie and watched the game some, Miriam ran around with her shoes off and got something in her foot, Levi & Micah hung out with Paw Paw, Miriam & Levi were excited about some seashells they found (although they were just pistachio shells). I love what good friends Luke & Cameron are…you can see that Cameron was giving Luke a high five through the dug out fence!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Just thought I would post some pictures of the kids from last week…for Aunt Laura!
- Playing with the dogs more since the baseball field got moved in front of the barn
- doing school work outside – even Micah wanted to do some!
- Swinging – they enjoyed doing the spider as Luke called it
- They loved playing with the leftover pipe from the ditch work…sometimes they would get inside and push each other around
- Micah, that fence is there to keep you out!
- Friday night we went to eat dinner with Uncle Lee & Aunt Lauren at Boutin’s…Miriam enjoyed dancing with Uncle Lee
- Miriam visited with baby Grace on Saturday afternoon and helped feed her the bottle
- On Sunday, we had a Sunday school fellowship and Miriam got to help make the homemade strawberry/banana nut ice cream!
Friday, May 7, 2010
If the native Americans hadn’t introduced the colonists to pumpkins, they might have starved! So another recipe in the book was to make pumpkin pie…so we just cheated again!
1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
2 medium bananas sliced
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
On a greased 14 inch pizza pan, press cookie dough into a 12 inch circle. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cookie crust.
Arrange fruit in a patter on pie.
For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or unitl thickened. Cool slightly. Drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until chilled.
Note from my sister Sara: Soft cookies are awesome!
Early colonists didn't have suitcases so they carried their belongins in cardboard or wooden boxes. Band boxes were used to store white collars and ruffs, called bands. We used paper to make our own band boxes…although I wished I had just cheated and bought the paper mache craft boxes at Hobby Lobby. Pretty boxes were used to store hats as well…and thankfully I’m a pack rat and had one to show the kids.
Here are some of the recipes that we made on Monday night from the book Colonial Kids.
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 large apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
butter or margarine
3/4 cup hot water
Last week, we read the book Life in New France about the French colonies in Canada. There was a recipe at the end of the book on how to make maple candy. Settlers would drizzle the candy over the snow to let it harden.
For dinner, Luke & I made some of the recipes from the book Colonial Kids: cornbread, spanish rice or paella, baked apples and apple cider.