Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Here they can do all of the pouring and mixing steps that are on the box. After the dough has cooled for a bit in the fridge, which I will have to check on that particular step the next time I have a box, then you can take the bowl out, give each child a place mat or piece of wax paper with a glob of the dough on it, and let them play with it for a while.
Fortunately, I'm surrounded by such loving, caring friends and neighbors. When you have a friend who, as soon as he finds out that you are sick, he is your first responder with "If there is anything you need, let me know," you can count on him and he can count on you.
My friend Alison, who baked these very yummy pumpkin and disaronno shortbread cookies last October, brewed me a mug of some delicious vanilla tea.
Of course I've been having my Mother's Matzo Ball Soup! After the Passover Seders, I suppose she ran out of chickens to make soup with, so she had to make-do with creating a vegetarian broth.
Monday, March 4, 2013
I never truly ‘hated’ veggies as a kid, although I did notice how often my Mother made salads with our dinners, and that bothered me a tiny bit. She also used to do a bit of gardening back in the day. There were a few years where we had the yummiest beefsteak tomato garden on the side of our house!
One particular year, in fifth grade, I was studying my home state of New Jersey. So my Mother gave me some of the last of what must have been a late frost harvest for me to share with the class as a ‘state snack’.
As the teacher was cutting them up, one boy said, “Tomatoes aren't in season anymore!” to which our teacher responded, “Well, they are at Lily's house!”
Gotta love my kiddie memories!
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Friday, February 8, 2013
A Simple Craft to Do With Children For Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Garland or Wreath Made With Construction Paper
A short, simple craft you can do with children!
This could make a great cutting practice activity for preschoolers, who can practice cutting in a straight line with scissors. It's also good for decorating your classrooms and living rooms. You can probably get away with having your preschooler dipping them in paint after you (teacher or Mom) staples them, since they shouldn't be using the stapler themselves. Coloring or decorating the paper before cutting it will be a fun alternative to paint. It's also less messy.
Paper chains are always fun to make, no matter what the occasion or how you go about putting them together, there will always be room for a child's creativity!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
It's been a while since I've made any recipe posts or any posts altogether. Let me give you a brief summary of what I've been up to.
June began the paved road to pre-wedding months for my family. We had the bachelorette party in May, then in June was the first of two bridal showers. I gave her the Memory Keepsake Box and she adored it!
September brought the Jewish High Holidays in addition to my birthday celebration day at Jersey Shore. I just needed a day of relaxation and swimming with friends before the wedding frenzy really came into full swing.
Once the week before October 14th arrived, we went on full wedding dedication mode. My mother and I traveled all the way to Brookline, Massachusetts where we would be staying with our bride-to-be.
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