This year has been filled with stumbling blocks. We are still struggling to finish out our schooling. Math is
done. We have even started the next math book just because too big a break is not good. We have accomplished all I had hoped for in Tefillah and Chumash. But literature, science and history are lagging far behind. Froggy is much more resistant to sitting and reading with me these days. D. is a huge distraction and temptation not too read.
This is one of my favorite salads to take to potlucks. It is based on this recipe but they make it so hard to get to I tweaked it a bit and put it here for easier reference.
2 tablespoons sesame seeds1 box mini bowtie pasta 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 green onions, thinly sliced 2 carrots, grated3 mangoes, peeled and diced 1. In a large pot, boil the noodles until tender but firm to the bite, 8
to 9 minutes. Drain and rinse under running cold water and drain again.
Toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil. 3.
In a large bowl, combine the remaining vegetable oil with the sesame
oil, vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, if
using. Whisk to mix well. Add the noodles, green onions, carrots,
mango, and cilantro and toss. Add more salt and pepper to taste, if
needed. Refrigerate the salad for 2 hours, stirri…
For at least 10 years now I have been waiting for this day. Froggy had her first Girl Scout Meeting!!!
Her leader is a wonderful lady who is amazing at managing so many little girls. The troop is not a Jewish troop nor is it a homeschool troop but there are two other homeschool girls besides Froggy in the troop.
At the meeting they had circle time during which they are working on learning the Girl Scout Promise. I used to know a song that teaches the Promise but could not pull it back to share. Guess I will have to work on that before the next meeting.
They also made a really cute Promise craft which is a door hanger to help them remember it. Once they have learned the Promise, they will have earned the center of their Daisy which has a place of prominence in the front center of their tunics.
Just to be sure it is not all work they played a neat game of keep the balloon in the air.
They have a Kaper Chart just like I had when I was a new Brownie. The little dolls are even just …
Since we came back from Kansas, we have been having some fun experimenting with new recipes. Not all of the experiments have been good but here are a couple that are major keepers
The first surprise win was our new favorite pasta sauce. Froggy really likes pasta with red sauce but didn't really eat the sauce much. When I offered her this new sauce, she chowed down on it and licked up the sauce. She now eats the same amount of noodles with at least half again as much sauce and has no idea she is getting any veggies. It is a double win for the Ima.
The second win is a breakfast burrito recipe I have fallen in love with these. I could eat them every single day. Froggy asked to try mine and gave it a double thumbs up, With her eating them as well, I may need to start making a double batch. I started with this recipe and then tweaked it to suit our family
1 med onion - diced
1 bag frozen corn
black beans (an amount to balance out the corn)