Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired

Like I said yesterday, I’m trying to “think outside the box” as we cook (almost) every meal at our house for the next couple of weeks. Check out Day 1’s post and what I made. Today’s kitchen challenge: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that’s oldest but not expired Let meContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge Day 2: Use the can or box of food in your pantry that is oldest, but not expired”

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Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner

Tonight I did Kitchen Challenge, Day 1:  Use a spice you’ve never used.  My spice choice was marjoram.  I’ll admit that I had no idea what it tasted like.  I actually had to look it up and found out that it is very similar to oregano.  Here’s a great website to learn more about it.Continue reading “Winner, Winner, Chicken (Sausage) Dinner”

Days 6 & 7: COVID-19 Whatever You Call This Time at Home with Kids

I’ve been calling what we were/are doing with our kids homeschool. I get it that it’s not homeschool because what homeschool parents do is way cooler than anything I’m coming up with and includes field trips (although digital field trips now abound). So, whatever it is we’re doing, we’re all doing the best we canContinue reading “Days 6 & 7: COVID-19 Whatever You Call This Time at Home with Kids”

Kitchen Challenge- Day 1: Use a spice you’ve never used

If you’re like a good percentage of Americans right now, you may be at home. And you’re likely cooking more than you have in a long time. For me, with four kids and a hubby that loves to eat, we’ve tried our best to keep meals interesting. The food shortage- I hesitate to call itContinue reading “Kitchen Challenge- Day 1: Use a spice you’ve never used”

COVID-19 Homeschool Curriculum/Checklist for Pre-K, 3rd, and 5th Grade- Week 2

My goodness, how fast things are changing in our world.  Minute by minute you hear more updates.  However, what hasn’t really changed that much is what we’re doing here at our house.  We’ve still been reading, playing games, jumping on the trampoline, and cooking some amazing meals. I honestly meant to get this done earlierContinue reading “COVID-19 Homeschool Curriculum/Checklist for Pre-K, 3rd, and 5th Grade- Week 2”

Texas Travel: Day 2- McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and the Holland Hotel

Day 2 of our West Texas Roadtrip began a little later than the Day 1– both because we were worn out after the long drive and then very full day of hiking and also because we needed to wait until the auto-parts store opened to get a reader on Garen’s truck since the check engineContinue reading “Texas Travel: Day 2- McDonald Observatory, Marfa, and the Holland Hotel”

COVID-19 Homeschool Schedule Revised for Week 2- Split for Littles and Bigs

Raise your hand if this new need for homeschooling has been as much of a lesson for you as it has been your kids!  I can’t see you but, if your hand isn’t raised and you’ve been homeschooling this week, you’re probably lying (unless you were already doing it and then you may be laughingContinue reading “COVID-19 Homeschool Schedule Revised for Week 2- Split for Littles and Bigs”

Day 4: COVID-19 Uncertainty & Rock Candy

I’m so uncertain on so many things at this point: What’s going to happen with this virus? How long are we going to be stuck here? When they do release us to get out is it really ok to get out? If I order two gallons of milk at a time, am I really aContinue reading “Day 4: COVID-19 Uncertainty & Rock Candy”

Texas Travel: Big Bend Day 1

I interrupt your regularly scheduled Graves Academy COVID-19 Home School Schedule to bring you something a little more positive. This past week, during our regularly scheduled Spring Break (and before everything blew up with COVID-19 affecting almost every part of our world), Garen and I took a trip to Big Bend.  It was actually myContinue reading “Texas Travel: Big Bend Day 1”

Day 3: Learning as We Go

Well, we made it another day.  Three.  Three days.  Today was probably the hardest but also the best.  The kids have started to bicker between each other.  Sisterly/brotherly love I guess.  But also, I think we’re starting to get in more of a groove.  Garen and I split our days- him taking the morning shiftContinue reading “Day 3: Learning as We Go”