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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Homemaker Training

I have been researching ways to teach my daughter the homemaking and life skills I think she needs to know, and everything I find is Christian-based.  It is frustrating when my own beliefs are no where near.  I do not need scripture to be a fabTABulous homemaker.  Anyway, I found a few Christian-based curriculum and thought about buying them and just ignoring the scriptures, but I remembered the Friends of the Library Used Book Store around the corner.  So I went to bed, with the help of Nyquil (damn cold and elevated temp), and went to the book store today. 

SOOO glad I did!  I found ten books for a total of $5!  That is a savings of over $40 from what I was about to spend last night.  Now I just need to write out a plan geared toward her age and grow it from there.  I might end up writing a book on Pagan Homemaking Skills.  If anyone has ideas of what they would have liked to know growing up, let me know. 

So far the list is:
Clay Working
Meal Planning
Herbal Remedies

That is all I can think of.  But man, the ideas running throgh my head right now are so plentiful!  Each one of those categories could be a book section, or even have a series of books where each is a book.  Hmmm....comments?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Just Popping in....

I am exhausted from cleaning all day getting the house in tip-top shape for the home appraisal sometime this week (hopefully this week).  I mainly just popped in to post tonight's dinner recipe because it turned out YUMMY!  I found the recipe online somewhere and then tweaked it to make it better. 

BBQ Chicken Legs
12 chicken drumsticks
1 1/2 teaspoons oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sorghum
Dash salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place chicken on a broiler pan, then roast 40 minutes. While chicken is roasting, heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, stirring, being careful not to burn. Reduce heat to low. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Allow to simmer while chicken roasts. Taste after simmering and add whatever it needs (spice, sugar, etc). Remove chicken from the oven. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. With tongs, dip each leg in sauce, submergingg completely. Place back on pan; return pan to oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and baste generously with remaining sauce. Allow to sit a few minutes before serving.
Serves 6.

I served this with corn and green beans.  I also ran by Bottom Dollar grocery and picked up ground beef for $1.99 a pound.  So I will be moving some of the recipes for the week around a bit since I already have ground beef in the refrigerator.  So tomorrow night will be Beef Rice for dinner.  I will post that recipe tomorrow night.  That is an old recipe my mommy used to make and the Hubby absolutely loves.  Plus it is so damn easy to make.