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break begins

One of the most glorious things about homeschooling is that we get to set our own schedules. 15yo schools year-round but we take a break from some of her heavier academic load in the summers and during our long fall/winter break. So… lots more kitchen time and family time and general downtime for a bit.

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baking week

Traditions and an upcoming bake sale means we have a week of lots of desserts – birthday cake (for him), birthday pie (to celebrate same birthday at work) and mini-cakes for next weekend’s Austin Bakes. Still working out particulars, but more to come…

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almost summer (+ watermelon)

Summer break has begun! The season of “how do we make an entire watermelon fit in the fridge” is here! The struggle is real and I have more than once had to tell the 13yo that we can’t get a watermelon until we clear room in the fridge. I try to get it quartered as soon as it […]

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almost thanksgiving

For the first time in a really, really, really long time… my CSA pickup will not be immediately before our Thanksgiving meal and I am going to have to plan a meal before shopping instead of planning a meal around my box. All the carbs are accounted for – cinnamon rolls, honey sweet potato rolls, […]

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eating at almost-thirteen

The following is a list of what food items the 12yo has requested to have available for her birthday weekend: Oatmeal pancakes Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon Tres leches cake Juice (any kind) Casa Garcia nachos Lots has changed in the past year (height, maturity, etc.) but the only change in this list is (1) type of cake […]

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resetting

   I feel like I have been talking about getting back into a groove for at least a month… maybe longer. 2016 has been exhausting so far! I’ve managed to scribble lofty what to eat lists, but nothing anywhere close to my more regular meal plans. I had illusions (delusions) of a quick adjustment period […]

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