Friday, September 14, 2012

Yummy morning breakfast...

DO YOU EVER get your kids involved in your breakfast making? I like to encourage as much help in the kitchen as I can get! Breakfast is one of those easy meals that kids usually like, you can have many helpers, and at least in my home gets our day off to a better start!

Until I married my husband I had never had 'Dutch Baby'. In my family we had 'Popovers', which I think are similar. However, I like the idea of making them sweet rather than savory. Although I do love popovers! I my home we've taken it one step further by adding cinnamon sugar at the end. So here we go...

Your Mom's Dutch Baby

1/4 cup butter
3 eggs
3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups milk

Turn on your oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 2-3 quart casserole dish. Place the 1/4 cup of butter in the casserole and place it in the oven as it pre-heats.
While the butter is melting I put all the ingredients into a mason jar.

Then I let my helpers shake...
Once your batter is 'shaken up' remove the pan from the oven and pour batter into the melted butter.
Put it back in to bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until 'puffed' and golden brown.
Then we sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the whole thing and dig in! Some like maple syrup too!
Enjoy your day!!
Just a note... here are your ratios if you have a larger crowd.
3 - 4 qt pan 1/3 cup butter, 4 eggs, 1 cup flour and milk
4 - 4 1/2 qt pan 1/2 cup butter, 5 eggs, 1 1/4 cup flour and milk
4 1/2 - 5 qt pan  1/2 cup butter, 6 eggs, 1 1/2 cup flour and milk.

Friday, September 7, 2012


THE OTHER DAY we visited Tumwater Historical Park. We hadn't been there in a while and it was a beautiful day!

We walked all around and just enjoyed an afternoon in God's creation!
I really think one of the best things about homeschooling is being with my children and being able to just enjoy the day. Playing, walking, learning, where ever the day takes us!
Truly a blessing!

Hoping you're enjoying these final weeks of summer!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Fall Projects...

NOW THAT WE'RE officially in September I don't feel so crazy doing fall projects. I am enamored with the Waldorf style of coloring with block crayons. So I purchased Coloring with Block Crayons, Emphasizing the Primary Colors to learn this technique of coloring. Until I get up to speed I started the kids on leaf pressings to get feel of the crayons. I think they turned out really nice.

Lovely maple leaves...
We had to try lots of colors...

Now I want to see if and how we can do it on fabric and then make bags or some sort of fun project. I just love making art from nature.

Enjoy your day!