Monday, November 14, 2011

To Do

Trying to get back into a full school schedule this week after visiting with extended family for a couple of weeks so that means lots of catch up work in addition to everything else.  I have a couple of children who are almost finished with math books and we are in the final stages of our American history studies.  Jackson is doing well with his phonics instruction and met a big goal last week, so tomorrow we get to go to Barnes and Noble for a treat and to pick out a new book!  Exciting for both of us.

We also have one child with an orthodontist appointment this week after our usual piano lessons.  A overnight visit from one of my sisters tonight, dentist appointments for five of us on Thursday and an appointment with a hog and a butcher that morning.  Needless to say, we have lots going on this week.

I thought I would make things a little more challenging for myself by adding in the following extra kitchen work:

-make and can applesauce (taking advantage of some fabulous prices on apples)
-dehydrating apples
-dehydrating figs
-making granola
-making up 2-3 pans of dressing  Devin decided to make the dressing!
-making up 2-3 pans of squash casserole
-making up 2-3 pans of cranberry/apple casserole    My mother-in-law is making this dish!
-making sauerkraut
- harvest basil seeds
-apple cakes
-sweet potato pies
-chocolate chess pies

Yes, I overplan!!  Wonder how much we'll actually accomplish?  Stay tuned this week to find out!


melanie said...

"cranberry/apple casserole" ~ That one has me curious!

And yes, it looks like an impressive (overwhelming) To Do List! May God grant you the strength of five women this week ~ or at least put it in your children's hearts to be extra helpful! :D

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Cinnamon said...

How fun~ Lots of visiting, fun and yummy dishes made up! What could be better!?


Roan said...

I do the same, Anita. When my days are already full, I think that I can just add some kitchen work in there too! However, sometimes it actually works! A body in motion, stays in motion, and once I get started, some days I can get a whole lot done! I hope your day went well!
I am proud of Jackson!
I am teaching Sam to read, and surprisingly, it is going well. This August was the first time I actually sat down and "taught" him anything (he was 5.5), and I was amazed at how quickly he has picked up the sounds and is now reading short words and sentences. The "letting them play outside, build with blocks and lego, and just generally be a little boy" theory really works. Now that he is almost 6, he can sit down for 30 minutes or so and really learn.

I hope you continue to have a fun and productive week.

KellyinPA said...

That is quite the list but if anyone can accomplish it, I think it might be you;) What do you consider a "great price" for apples? I have applesauce canned and frozen but we go through it so quickly that if I knew I was getting apples at an excellent price, I'd certainly do more!

Oh, and is the cranberry cassarole a breakfast item?

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