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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day One in New England

We are studying a good bit about the early whaling industry of New England this week. Last week Aaron read an abridged version of Moby Dick and this weekend they watched Moby Dick with Gregory Peck. You can learn a lot from a movie.

Monday was our first official day in our New England study and we are already behind. I have this problem with planning too much for one day without considering that 1) I have a very active four year old, 2) I have a 3 1/2 month old 3) I have three official students with one of them being a high schooler that needs lots of discussion time and 4) I also had to buy groceries.

We did get our New England boiled dinner prepared for Monday evening. My older children enjoyed eating this in the past when we have done this unit before. The meal consisted of corned beef brisket cooked with potatoes, carrots, onions, turnip, parsnip and carrots. We needed some green, so we had broccoli on the side. Here are some pictures of the kids peeling all of those veggies and a prepared plate. Thanks for looking!!


Aaron peeling parsnips.



Jackson cutting up carrots. He was so funny. He kept panting and saying, "This is really hard work!" He's a little blurry 'cause he was working so fast!



Kaelan slicing sweet potatoes.


Ready to go into the oven. Don't you love the overalls? Reminds me of another little girl who used to live here but she has grown up and would never wear overalls now!



Jackson drinking a CRANBERRY Sierra Mist. We'll be making several cranberry dishes this week as well.


Dig in!



And to top it all off, a cranberry-apple crisp topped with vanilla bean ice cream!! YUMMY!!!

1 comment:

Kysha said...

Yummy! Looks so good!

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