cooking · Lent · Orthodoxy

Curried Lentils with Basmati Rice

Lentils are healthy, economic, and yummy which make them a lenten favorite at our house.  They also cook up quickly and freeze beautifully- double batch anyone? I also love how Lentils take on bold flavors which is what Curried Lentils are all about- easy and tasty! Who doesn’t love curry?  I have loved it since… Continue reading Curried Lentils with Basmati Rice

Christmas · cooking · family · food · homemaking · Nativity · winter

Christmas Dinner

I made a centerpiece for the Christmas table.  Just a simple arrangement of greenery in a vintage camping coffee pot.  This afternoon I am going shopping to purchase a new tablecloth.  My dining room doubles as our schoolroom which makes decorating and creating ambiance a bit of a challenge.  However, after some cleaning and rearranging I… Continue reading Christmas Dinner

cleaning · cooking · fall · family · homemaking · motherhood · poetry

Housework

No scouring for pride Spare kettle whole side Though scouring be needful, yet scouring too much Is pride without profit, and robbeth thine hutch. -Thomas Tusser

cooking · food · homemaking · nutrition

Pie for Dinner

I curled up on my bed with a blanket on Saturday afternoon and read the new Bon Appetit that came in the mail.  This issue featured some great savory pie recipes…great for winter comfort.  The pretty pictures inspired me to make a homemade chicken pot pie with the chicken breasts I thawed for dinner. Is… Continue reading Pie for Dinner

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Daily Docket

Special Day– Birthday, Name day, Feast day, Holiday, Saint. Pace- What speed do I have to go today?  Do I really need to be running like a hare, or can I take it slow like a turtle?  Knowing the pace of the day is good for me. Priorities- What are the top 5 things I… Continue reading Daily Docket

cooking · faith · family · homeschooling · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · learning · motherhood · Orthodoxy · parenting

Feeling Better

Over the Christmas holiday I have been as sick as I can remember.  Samuel , sadly, has been just as bad and even worse.  We had a virus run through the house, but it hit Samuel and I the hardest.  After one trip to the doctor, two trips to the urgent care, three different antibiotics… Continue reading Feeling Better

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Christmas Gifts for a Homeschool Mom

The average “gifts for mom” list is not necessarily a good fit for a homeschool mom.  Don’t get me wrong…I love perfume and scarves and expensive handbags just like the average girl, but if you really want the wow factor for this homeschool mom of five I have a better list.  Maybe you can forward… Continue reading Christmas Gifts for a Homeschool Mom