Autumn Apple Harvest

Our apple harvest wasn’t as abundant this year, as in years past, due to unusual weather this summer. However, we were still able to pick a couple boxes-full of apples.

One of our favorite recipes to make is a quick Apple Crumble. I am giving the recipe from our inn at Keeper of the Home. Join me

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Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats eBook {Look Inside and a Free Recipe}

Post by Contributing Writer, Katie

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.

~Author Unknown

Tea has been a part of my life since early childhood. There is rarely a day that goes by where I do not drink at least one

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Menu Plan {9.15-21}

We are planning some family excursions this week, before the new college term officially begins (while we finish up some final summer projects, meanwhile). The autumn rains are in the forecast, so I’ve planned some warm, simple suppers.

Day
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Sun 9/15
Omelets, Toast
Finger Foods
Honey Baked Lentils, Green Salad, Brown Rice

Mon 9/16
Eggs, Toast, Smoothies
Quesadillas, Watermelon
Roast Chicken & Veggies,

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Wrapping up Summer

What a whirlwind of a week we’ve had!

We were thrilled with the last-minute news that Calvin was accepted to paramedic school, so he has waded through the stacks of necessary paperwork, appointments, and orientation classes to begin the year-long journey.

I am heading into my last week of a required Childbirth Educator’s course, and am

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Menu Plan {9.8-14}

We have a busy week ahead with schoolwork, appointments, and a family wedding at our home! I am just making some simple, basic meals this week.

Day
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Sun 9/8
Omelets, Leftover Muffins
Church Potluck
Chicken Soup, Biscuits, Cabbage Salad

Mon 9/9
Porridge, Breakfast Sausage
Hard Boiled Eggs, Bread, Watermelon
Chili, Cheese, Raw Veggies

Tue 9/10
Omelets, Toast
Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Raw Veggies, Smoothies
Taco Salad, Brown Rice

Wed

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Our Homeschool Year

Many of you have requested details on what we are doing this year for our homeschooling. So, here is my annual post with all the details! I am a “mish-mash” homeschooler, combining various methods and resources, and using what works best for us.

I rely on the free Charlotte Mason curriculum from Ambleside Online,

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Menu Plan {9.1-7}

We’ve had some rainy days lately, so we are enjoying our favorite soups again, full of produce from the garden!

Day
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Sun 9/1
Omelets, Toast
Popcorn, Cheese Slices, Nectarines
Minestrone Soup, Bread

Mon 9/2
Eggs, Toast, Smoothies
Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Nectarines
Mexican Rice Casserole, Raw Veggies

Tue 9/3
Zucchini Bread, Eggs
Quesadillas, Refried Beans, Raw Veggies
Roast Chicken & Veggies, Biscuits, Cabbage Salad

Wed 9/4
Sweet Potato Zucchini Egg

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Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fear

Now that we are in the midst of the “back-to-school” season, I am sharing some of my heart at Keeper of the Home this week. Join me there where I’m looking at some Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fear.

It is my goal that my children will experience peaceful parenting, not fearful parenting, so I try to

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

One of our awesome librarians gave me zucchini from her garden (the deer weren’t kind to our plants) along with a recipe for some yummy cookies this past weekend. I adapted the cookies to be gluten-free and a bit healthier, and we have really enjoyed the treat!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter,

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Menu Plan {8.25-31}

We are still in the midst of the busy summer at our inn, but are starting to look forward to fall around the corner. The apples will be ripe soon on the trees (and the deer keep wandering by, looking for free samples). Our meals are full of garden produce and salads, but I’m

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