When we lived in the Bay Area, our eyes were opened wide to the realities of California Public Schools. Now you can see some of it for yourself in this report on Gender Diversity Education for Elementary School children in Oakland schools.
This week's audience included people from the Cayman Islands, Germany, Iran, Malaysia and Singapore.
Elder Jeff is serving in Argentina, and lately his emails have included lots of talk about local foods that he is hoping to be able to recreate himself when he returns home. This prompted me to look for recipes on-line, if only to figure out what he's talking about. So I tried makingAlfajoresandDulce de Leche. To find out how it all turned out, click here!
Of motherhood, she said, “There is so much routine in being a mother—you feed, you wash, you clean, and then you do it again and again. But between the routines were defining moments.” She concluded, “For me there could be no more fulfilling and exhilarating career."
[Of being First Lady of Massachusetts and wife of a presidential candidate,] when asked “What prepared you for the intensity of it all?” she replied, “Giving church talks. I’ve been Relief Society president, stake Young Women president. I’ve learned to run things and plan events and speak on a moment’s notice.”
Joseph F. Smith was 19 years old, returning from his mission through lawless territory. A group of armed and drunken men rode into camp on horseback. Some of the men Joseph was traveling with hid, but Joseph continued about his business — carrying wood to the campfire. One of the intruders pointed a cocked pistol squarely at his head and declared, "I'm a killer of Mormons, boy. Are you a Mormon?" Young Joseph looked the man squarely in the eye and boldly answered, "That's tough to define. There are varying degrees." Bwa ha ha ha ha! I love readingOrson Scott Card's editorials at Mormon Times!
This week's audience included people from Australia, Canada, Germany, Russia, and Malaysia.
When I told you about my adventure making Homemade Ricotta, I failed to include how I deliciously incorporate it into a nice Zucchini Tomato Dish! This is a perfect way to use up all those zucchini that will be multiplying in your garden this summer. I only have one request--pick the zucchini when it is young and tender, not when it is a foot long and the circumference of a baseball bat! :)
... and started making our own! Using a bread maker to prepare the dough means it's all too easy! Kathryn said I had to put it on the blog (probably to make sure I don't lose the recipe!), so here it is!
"After three generations the mice fed the high omega-6 fatty acid diet were grossly obese. In addition, [they] had fatty livers and enlarged hearts and kidneys, all indicative of major metabolic disturbances." More evidencethat you should eat lard avoid margarine, vegetable oil, soybean oil, etc., if only for the sake of your children and grandchildren.
... and we just can't let that happen now, can we? So I thought I'd try making Homemade Ricotta cheese. I checked out recipeshere,here,here, andhere, but it wasthis onethat made me believe I could really do it. And it was easy! Turned out the best thing I made with it involved zucchini--but, alas, no picture. You'll just have to try by faith! :)
I'm always looking for ways to simplify things. So this week when Kathryn was begging forChicken Pot Pieand I was thinking "too much work, but, darn it, I do have some chicken, potatoes, and carrots that need using up", I decided to try what you see pictured here. Just dump all the filling into a casserole dish and cover it with the crust. Much easier to do than making a bunch of individual servings. And it got RAVE reviews, so it's a keeper! Just remember to put a cookie sheet under the pan in case anything drips!
... and one of them, for me, was getting Mama Bahr's Egg Strata Casserole. Here's the story: When David was serving his mission, the sweet Sister who was having them for Christmas Dinner emailed me a few weeks before asking for the recipe forGreen-Pea Soup with Mint. She had asked all the missionaries for some recipe that reminded them of home, and, surprisingly, that's what Dave asked for. So I thought I'd do the same. Wouldn't you know it took me four months to make it happen, so what Elder Bahr usually had for Christmas breakfast, he ended up having for Easter breakfast. Our menu wasMama Bahr's Egg Strata Casserole, Easter Breakfast Rolls, a big bowl of strawberries, milk and juice. Since the casserole and rolls were made the night before, the morning preparation was incredibly easy and made for a relaxing and enjoyable Easter morning! Might have to make it a tradition!
Welcome to my blog! The name comes from the way I would say goodbye to my kids as they would leave the house to go to school/dates/trips/whatever. What's my intent here? --my mission statement? Hmmmm. To pass on information those same kids might find of value as they fly from the nest. Let's see what happens! :)