8/19/2009

not a Wordless Wednesday post

I never drink this
but today I did



later, my kitchen looked like this
while I let my two youngest do this

so that I could make this
for dinner

if anyone saw my Tweet about a great family weight loss program called "home school",
I wasn't kiddin!
we've hardly eaten a bite all week!!
the upside to that is my kitchen is relatively tidy and since it's doubling as our
school room
I'm good with that!

the quickie meal I fixed for dinner tonight has no name other than "fast food"!
it's a little of Amish-raised, preservative and chemical free turkey sausage
and
a lot of organic chopped spinach
and quinoa
all cooked up in my trusty iron skillet

What's quinoa?

:: it's pronounced "keen-wa"::
:: it's actually considered a vegatation type plant, not a grain ::
:: it has a texture much like small grained rice ::
and
:: a flavor that's pleasant, mild and a bit earthy ::
:: it tastes great with a bit of olive oil and sea salt ::
or
:: added to any dish in place of rice or pasta ::
I particularly love it in soup
:: you have to give it a good rinse before you cook it, but you cook it just like you cook rice ::

School went well today, we finished early again. I kept worrying that I was missing something until I realized later that we don't cover all subjects every day. Art and music are only twice a week.

I did, however, completely forget to do reading with Benji. I'm in a big hurry to get him reading; things will be so much less complicated when he does. For example: today we went outside to study a "Backyard habitat". Alec and Benji filled out a student sheet with various questions such as, do you see any animals? and, what do you see besides plants? So, for Benji I had to stand there and ask him the questions and fill in his answers.

That in and of itself isn't a problem, BUT my little monkey Ava was running a-muck and Alec still needs to do dictation for his worksheets (that's a whole 'nother story!)

Waking up at 6:00 am every day and learning to teach preschool, kindergarten and third grade all at once while I keep the house tidy and food on the table has me exhausted! I know it will get easier and I'm very excited to see where this goes.

2 readers took time to leave a thought:

4 Little Men and Girly Twins August 20, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

seeing you house REALLY makes me miss you guys!!!!! and your kitchen makes me miss my kitchen! This one is getting "old". :)

hope you had another great day of school!

britt

Aleah August 24, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

Good stuff!
We like quinoa just cooked in chicken broth sometimes.....as a side dish.

Have FUN with homeschooling!

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