Sep 10, 2009

Zucchini Bake

Zucchini Bake

4 small zucchini, diced (about 3 cups total);
2 cups (about 5 ½ oz.) Club cracker crumbs;
2 tbl. butter;
3 eggs;
1 small onion, grated;
½ cup 2% reduced fat milk;
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese;
½ tsp. salt;
½ tsp. pepper;
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9 inch deep-dish pie pan or 9 inch square baking dish.
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add zucchini; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
Press cracker crumbs on bottom of prepared pan to form a crust. Dot with butter. Spoon zucchini on top.
Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until fluffy. Stir in onion, milk, 2/3 cup cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over zucchini and sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup Cheddar and Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, 35 minutes, or until golden on edges.

Boring day

Jellyfish is busy doing school work. He has his own desk but tends to move over to mine quite often. Milly wheels around the house in her walker and hollers at us occasionally. She usually takes a nap in the morning, which helps a lot.

Sep 9, 2009

Scripture Adventures

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Jellyfish and I used Scripture Adventures for our Bible curriculum for several years.  I chose it because it is more of a systematic approach to studying the Bible, instead of subject study. It is a computer download and is only $20, but you do have take into account the cost of printing it (all 277 pages) on your computer.

Jellyfish loves to study the Bible; I hope he always has that same excitement for God's word.  I believe the influence of good curriculum choices, such as this one, will help fuel that fire to his interest & curiosity!

If you're looking for a simple, but thorough study of God's word, this is for you.  Each section has reading from the Bible, comprehension questions, and memory work.  I really love the graphic organizers (as you can see below).  Graphic organizers really do organize our thoughts and help us remember information. You can choose KJV or NIV version. There are hands on projects, presentations, memory work, and also historical maps and charts.
I think it is the simplicity of it that is the attraction for me. It puts the focus on God's Words and uses the activities to ensure comprehension. You can download their table of contents and sample pages for free to see if it works for you. 

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Parabels of Jesus for Christian Homeschool

Let's Get Started

We started our school year on August 13th this year. We start at 9:00 each morning and are lucky if we're done by 3:30 in the afternoon. I started using the homeschool tracker last year and love it. It is free and can be downloaded at

 This year, I planned our minutes out a little better and put all of our subjects and minutes in the homeschool tracker before we even started school. All I have to do each day is list specific activities or page numbers on each assignment, and insert grade, if applicable.
Since my husband is a high school teacher, we plan our school year around his calendar. It is just too exciting to do school if daddy is home, so we take our holidays when he has one. In Missouri, we have to have 1000 minutes. I think it will all add up in the end.