Friday, September 19, 2014

Random 5 on Friday ~ September 19th

1.  This has been a great week.  The husband was off, and I'm pretty sure this was the first time he's ever taken a whole week off that wasn't for our vacation.  Or the birth of a child.  It was so nice to spend a week doing "nothing" even though we kept busy.

2.  Since husband was off, we got a lot of house cleaning done.  We're purging, and we removed tons of clothes, junk and useless clutter.  It is so nice to see the transformation of our house coming together!

3.  It's apple season!  I've made applesauce and apple muffins so far, and caramel apple pork chops for dinner last night.  I'm undecided on what else to make, though I saw an apple salsa recipe that looked good, so I'm debating on it.

4.  I have a thing for Applebee's fiesta lime chicken.  I found a fiesta lime chicken copycat recipe and we had it for dinner tonight.  We *loved* it.  It was delicious, quick and easy, which is my favorite dinner combination.  It is definitely going on our dinner menu rotation!

5.  Even though we've been on vacation this week from school, I've still seen the organic learning.  I've seen math skills with budgeting spending money, language arts with reading/writing comics, practical household skills with helping us clean and do minor repairs, and nature study with the apple picking and fishing.  They had a great time fishing and made sure to tell me everything about the boat, how the GPS worked, how Emory wasn't scared of finding juicy worms, and every other detail.  I forget how easy it is to find those natural learning moments, the ones that make learning come alive.

The Pebble Pond

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1 comment:

  1. I am planning on making apple crisp and applesauce. I want to try to match apple butter. I love cooking with apples.