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  1. Dressing up is great fun. Make a trip to the local Good will and buy boots, vest, blousey-sleeve shirt. The fun is multiplied when dressed up. Ask at the jousting if they will knight your children. That can be great. Is your fair family friendly? Some of the acts can be pretty bawdy (or worse). But some fairs set aside a day specifically for families and fine the actors for foul lang, etc. on those days.
  2. Problem is I don't know what the dish was called. They offered it as a special for a little while a few months ago. I've even checked the OG site. The pasta dish was pillows (large, not ravioli size, not moon shaped like mezzaluna) of cheese mixture, with your choice of chicken and garlic cream sauce or Ital sausage and tom/ cheese sauce on top. Remember the name? Ideas on recreating it?
  3. RAMEN NOODLE SALAD 1 large head Napa (Chinese) cabbage, chopped 1/2 bunch green onions, chopped 1/4 c butter 2 pkg Ramen noodles, crumbled (discard spice packet) ½ c sliced almonds 1/4 c (1 oz) sesame seeds Dressing: 1/4 c red wine vinegar 3/4 c oil 2 TBSP soy sauce 2/3 c sugar Place cabbage and onions in serving bowl. Saute noodles, almonds, seeds in butter over medium heat until just beginning to toast. At last moment, add sauted items to cabbage. Toss with dressing. (Leftovers are NOT good. But you can keep the noodle mixture in a container on the counter,
  4. Our ds has now graduated! WOW! We started with WTM classical homeschooling in first grade (after doing something else for K) and he graduated a year early. So off to college as a 17 yo (and one class short of being a college sophomore because of dual credit classes). What a fun marathon this has been!
  5. We started our ds with WTM the year it came out, 1999. Our ds was entering 1st grade. I followed very closely the recommendations (in the original edition - only one I've owned) for 1st through 4th grade, with the change of using Horizon math. Loosened up a bit from 5th through 8th - (using my own choice of Latin, used a book form of timeline, etc.). Stepped out quite a bit in high school (used Omnibus for history/ lit; we hated Writing Strands, so used IEW, which saved our sanity! used Apologia sciences, because our local co-op did labs together, took 28 hours of dual credit courses over th
  6. I would say you need to do the volumes in order. Some of the Omni assignments assume you have already done the other books. They will link an essay idea from year 1 concerning a theme they discussed in one book with something they want you to consider during year 3.
  7. You are correct - more figures are better in chemistry -- BUT the "more figures" have to be supported by more accurate measurements. That is why chemists are always upgrading their ability to measure accurately.
  8. Sig fig are a reflection of how accurate your measurements are. If you are measuring a track and driving a car around it - you would have to estimate the answer between the .8 and the .9 of a mile. So you might think to yourself, we went about halfway between .8 and .9 so I will estimate that to be .85. If you tried to be more precise, and say you traveled exactly .8392 miles, you are "guessing" - and if you then used that measurement in some other way, your over guessing would make the next figure even more unreliable. However if you used a ruler/ tape measure that measured 20 feet at a t
  9. I don't even know enough to know where to start -- This will be our ds's senior trip. All we know is we want to visit Pearl Harbor and scuba dive. So - 2 adults and one 16 yo -- for 10-14 days -- and we can't live high on the hog. We are not "lie on the beach day after day" people, although my dh believes we could fill 10 days with scuba diving! We love history, hiking, swimming, interacting with the people who live in an area (we would not go to a resort where we are separated from the people), not touristy (if given a choice of eating in a tourist place or a place where the local fol
  10. Can you send me somewhere, or send me some ideas for our ds's diploma? I want to create or purchase - but it needs to look fantastic. We are on the home stretch!
  11. Just substitute turkey for the chicken CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP 1 ½ LBS COOKED, shredded chicken 15 oz can Ro-tel chopped tomatoes 10 oz can enchilada sauce 1 onion, chopped and sauteed 1 garlic clove, chopped and sautéed 4 oz can of chopped green chilies 1 can cannelini beans 2 c water (or use more chix broth) 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder (or less), salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 bay leaf 1 c corn 1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro Cook on high in crock pot 3-4 hours. Add cilantro at end until heated through. Topping: Cut 6 corn t
  12. LEMON RICE AND POTATO-CHICK PEA CURRY (45 min tops) 3 TBSP EVOO, divided 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 14-oz fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained 15-oz can chick peas, drained Salt and pepper 2 TBSP mild or hot curry powder 2 scallions, chopped 1 1/2 c basmati rice 4 c chicken stock, divided 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried 1 lemon, zested 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, optional 1
  13. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/is-it-cold-flu The kicker for me is that the flu really pounces on you (feeling just fine, and then BOOM, you know you are sick) - and lasts longer than a cold.
  14. CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP 1 ½ LBS COOKED, shredded chicken 15 oz can Ro-tel chopped tomatoes 10 oz can enchilada sauce 1 onion, chopped and sauteed 1 garlic clove, chopped and sautéed 4 oz can of chopped green chilies 1 can cannelini beans 2 c water (or use more chix broth) 4 cups chicken broth 1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder (or less), salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 bay leaf 1 c corn 1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro Cook on high in crock pot 3-4 hours. Add cilantro at end until heated through. Topping: Cut 6 corn tortillas into strips and toss with 2 TBSP o
  15. Is this what you were looking for? http://www.homeschooltracker.com/tracker_basic.aspx? The basic edition is free.
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