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  1. I'm trying to plan my meals and remembered this recipe for delicious Red Cabbage Slaw. So I thought I'd share here. https://diethood.com/red-cabbage-carrot-slaw-recipe/
  2. Sounds scrumptious! Thanks for the recommendation!
  3. I just finished reading Resisting Throwaway Culture; How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People. The author is a professor of ethics at Fordham University. I thought it was excellent. He's got me convinced! Even though it is not a long book, because the issues are thought provoking and very serious, it took me a few weeks to read through it. I had to be in a certain mood. But it is a very worthwhile read. Now I am starting on book three in the Little Britches series, The Home Ranch. I loved Father and I were Ranchers and Man of the Family. I'm really happy to have such a
  4. I really dropped the ball! We just had one thing after another happen that kept disrupting any planning. So it's been very slap dash. One day I'll really rock it and the next I'm scrambling. I think so much of it is I am just burned out with all the crazy dietary restrictions. But anyhoo, I did come across a really good Salmon Salad recipe that my family actually liked and that checked all the dietary restrictions. I got it from Eat Nourishing. Here's the link: http://eatnourishing.com/recipe/canned-salmon-salad-with-cucumber/ I really liked this recipe because it only called for
  5. I finished my marathon of Georgette Heyer's murder mysteries. All 12 of them! I started at the end of April and had a few other books interspersed, but mostly I chugged along with Heyer. The last one I just read wasn't actually a mystery but more of a study in the psychology of a dysfunctional family. A lot of people don't like it because it is so different but I actually found it really good! I blogged about it. https://strewing.blogspot.com/2019/07/penhallow-book-29.html I read the first book in the Little Britches series, Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody a few weeks ago.
  6. So I was trying to start with healthy menu planning challenge and everything got off to a bad start. Monday we had torrential rains that closed out the roads around me so I couldn't grocery shop (we'd just gotten back from a week at the beach and had spent Sat night and Sunday eating through what was left in the house). Tuesday I did make it to the store to do partial shopping but I was fighting a nauseating migraine the whole day and didn't get much accomplished. Yesterday I wound up having no car to shop with. So my menu planning has not been particularly effective! Also my family is in
  7. If your kid did Wheelock's the NLE was probably easy peasy! I'd say by the time you complete Wheelock's Ch 11 (I have an old 6th edition), you've learned more than you need for the NLE one. Wheelock's is the gold standard. I like it better than Cambridge which is funky when it comes to introducing grammar. I just don't like the way it breaks it down into, to me anyway, incoherent chunks. And it throws in tons of vocabulary. You need lots of prep and teacher aids for it. Now some kids might love it because you are immersed a story and that might be what they need. But to me it is kind of
  8. Wheelock's goes much faster than Henle. It is a college text vs. Henle which is an early 1950's high school text.
  9. At the risk of seeming weird, but since I fell in love with Latin while learning alongside my older kids (with a great teacher - not me!), I thought I would expand on how I'd do things with the benefit of hindsight and my own experiences. 4th grade/5th grade - I'd use Lingua Angelica from Memoria Press to just memorize a hymn or prayer a quarter (fall, winter, spring) but make sure the memorization sticks and the student sees it and hears it. I'd do this right alongside the student - something you do together. Then I'd also use English from the Roots Up flashcards. I'd stick them up on
  10. I'll tell you my background. I didn't know a lick of Latin and learned alongside my oldest children who took lessons from a Latin teacher near us. Then I taught my youngest two Latin. I also wound up teaching Latin for 4 years at a homeschool co-op. They had the most effective way of teaching I've seen (in my limited experience). They exposed the younger children to Latin through hymns and prayers and root words for English. Then in 6th grade they used a program very similar to GSWL (perhaps bit meatier). In 7th grade (which is the grade I usually taught) they did the 1st half of Henle's
  11. Getting Started with Latin by William Linney is hands down the best intro to Latin. I've used it with little kids and I've used it with adults. Afterwards, I've found the Mother of Divine Grace syllabus using Henle to be a good next step. You need to spice Henle up a bit, but there are lots of fun helps out there. Two of my favorites are Latintutorials.com (I just find the tutorial video that matches what we are learning) and http://bestlatin.blogspot.com/ My kids and students loved learning the 3 word mottos, etc. The other really fun thing to do (but wait until 7th grade or somethin
  12. Well, nothing went right today! We had a huge deluge which flooded out all the roads leading to the grocery store I planned to shop at. So after sitting in horrible traffic and then being forced to turn around because they closed the road, I've just been making do. I am cooking up some brown rice in chicken broth as well as browning up some ground beef I had in the freezer. We are just going to eat leftover salad and carrot sticks along with it. C'est la vie!
  13. Here's the scoop. I'm done homeschooling my own kids after 21 years. Just graduated my last 18 yo. I'm now 59 years old. My first grandchild is due 8/8. I'm going to be nanny to him. We also took in a homeless woman and her baby 3.5 years ago and she's become like a daughter to us and her baby is like our grandson. I'm also going to be nanny to him, hopefully as soon as she gets a steady job in IT (she's studying to get certified). This little guy is a bursting with energy and doesn't nap anymore. He'll be going to preschool 5 mornings a week but I"ll have him all afternoon and into t
  14. My mantras for today: eat the rainbow and make half of our plates veggies for lunch and dinner. Breakfast: omelets with fresh herbs (I have basil and oregano in the garden I think) with goat cheese, plus a piece of fruit Lunch for dh: I thought I was going to get another meal out of my dh's rotisserie chicken we had for dinner last night, but it was yummy and people were hungry! So instead I think I'll pick the remaining meat off the bones and using the leftover corn on the cob, some lettuce and other salad fixings, I'll cob together a salad for dh to take to work. As for the re
  15. First I want to apologize cuz I think I sounded kind of judgy in my post. I have 5 kids and a really difficult dh. My kids have all kinds of LDs, etc; one has been diagnosed ASD. They are older now (it got better! It really did!) but I remember the struggles back in the day. I was really coming at the muffin thing from my dd's nutritionist's point of view. I really like her and she has given me a whole new grasp on food. She kind of revolutionized my perspective. Our food culture right now, especially for kids is just awful. It has nothing to do with health at all. And to be counter
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