I am a lover of beautiful things. I Love the Lord and seek to glorify Him in all I do. I'm so in love with my husband Peter, and strive to be the best wife to him I can be. I'm a homeschooling mommy to Peter, Andrew,and Abigail, and I LOVE every second of it.
My husband and I grew up drinking " Shirley Temples" as a treat.
It is a child's drink made of sprite with a little grenadine poured in. The
HFCS and red dye in store bought grenadine make me cringe though, so we
haven't bought it in years.
My husband happened to find out that
grenadine is made of pomegranate juice (we had always assumed it was
cherry) and we made our own this weekend. 3 simple ingredients and the end product tasted perfect!
1 bottle of Pomegranate juice (2 cups)
2 cups of sugar
5" piece of orange peel. (not pictured) I used a potato peeler to get 1 big strip off.
We put all the ingredients in a saucepan and boiled it for 15 minutes.
We let it cool and poured it into a jar.
We added some syrup to a cup and filled the rest with Sprite. (There is a little too much in the photo below). Add a maraschino cherry to be extra fancy and enjoy!
We are currently reading Farmer Boy, and we got to the part where Almanzo's family settled in for the night with apple cider and popcorn. So we stopped reading and made some apple cider and popcorn.
Then we read where Almanzo said:
"You can fill a glass full to the brim with milk, and fill another
glass of the same size brim full of popcorn, and then you can put all
the popcorn kernel by kernel into the milk, and the milk will not run
over. You cannot do this with bread. Popcorn and milk are the only two
things that will go into the same place"
So the next day we made a new batch of popcorn and tried it with milk!
Each of my children has loved The Little House series, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing it with them.
Occasionally when I mention that I still read aloud to all my children, I see raised eyebrows. Yes, it is true, my boys love reading and are fully capable of zipping through novels on their own.Yes, I could hand my boys their history or science books and tell them to handle the assignments alone. But....
I LOVE reading aloud with my children. I LOVE to curl up on the couch with them as they listen to me read. I LOVE experiencing wonderful stories together, and being able to discuss them as we go. Often we stop reading and end up down a rabbit trail that started from something we read, but it is through these rabbit trails I really learn my children's' hearts and am able to speak truth into their lives I may now have thought about mentioning otherwise.
Read aloud time is a time that we are all drawn together and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
For the first time ever, I found pretty teacups at our local thrift store, and I loved how these turned out. (I used a milk and honey scent) Because I use natural soy way, the cups can be tossed in the dishwasher and used for drinking once the candle is used up.
I also have started making bath salts with a mix of Epsom salts and Himalayan pink salt. I use the same scent as I did with my Himalayan salt soap. I use Epsom salt in baths regularly, so it's been nice to dress them up.
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouliion
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 cup milk
2 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
I brown the ground beef in a skillet, then add in the butter, salt, bouillon, paprika, pepper and flour. Stir until the butter is completely melted, then pour in the milk. Keep stirring. Once it starts to thicken a bit, turn off the heat and stir in the cheese. Once it is completely combined, add in the cooked pasta, and stir well to combine.