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Super Busy Start To The Summer

Oh my goodness, the past few weeks have been so super busy… but then again it seems that we are always so super busy anymore which is something I definitely want to work on because this Momma is exhausted! Anyway, hopefully, we will see the rewards of some of the projects we’ve been on and will be able to share them here soon.

The past couple of weeks we have been doing some major cleaning and organizing around here. I started in the storage shed where I bought a couple of big shelves from Sam’s Club when they had a special going on for Memorial Day.

 

 

The kids wanted to make bunk beds out of the shelves and I’ve seen some Pinterest ideas where they have used them as such but I needed them for organization. They did go together fairly easily which was a good thing. I put both shelves together one morning and then worked on the shed for a couple of days. Here is a rather embarrassing picture of the shed before:

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As you can see, it was nearly impossible to find anything without moving a ton of junk beforehand.

And after:

 

I can find my square dance outfits easily and the kids love having space where they can play with some of the neat homeschool resources they haven’t seen before. I do need to sort through a lot of stuff and donate a bit but I am so happy that I finally have all of my homeschool stuff in one place! Really, you just don’t know how happy that makes this Momma! Continue reading Super Busy Start To The Summer

National Watermelon Day

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National Watermelon Day is the day we celebrate our love for this yummy fruit! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on August 3rd.

I think I might make some of these yummy Watermelon Cupcakes for this day. Or we might just pick up a juicy melon at the produce stand.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Also check out:

Homeschool: August on Pinterest

Watermelon for kids on YouTube

Fried Cauliflower/Vegetables

I had never heard of Fried Cauliflower until my little sister came to visit one time a few years ago. I was pregnant at the time and not able to eat a lot of anything but this was something that I was able to eat and keep down. I have made this several times since then and everyone loves it.

I’ve heard of Fried Broccoli but never tried it however I do believe you could substitute broccoli (or other veggies) for the cauliflower in this recipe.

Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, washed and cut into small chunks
  • 1 box of House of Autry Medium Hot breading mix (you could probably use another kind but this is what we use)
  • 1 c. buttermilk or water
  • oil for frying

Directions:

Line a plate with paper towels.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.

Dip the cauliflower in the water or buttermilk.

Then coat in the breading mix.

Drop the coated veggies into the hot oil and fry 3-5 minutes until golden brown.

Drain the veggies on the plate and enjoy!

Try these with this Cajun Dipping Sauce. ** link will update soon

Fried Green Tomatoes

Oh my gosh! I really love summertime and the fresh veggies from the garden. I love a fresh tomato sandwich but sometimes those green tomatoes tempt me and I have to rob a few off the vine to have some fried green tomatoes. If you haven’t had a fried green tomato you should really try out this recipe tonight!

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 green tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. flour (or 1/2 c. flour and 1/2 c. cornmeal)
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. oil
  • 1-2 T. butter or margarine, optional
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

Line a plate with paper towels.

Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Mix together the flour and seasonings.

Dip the green tomatoes into the flour, then the egg, and then the flour again.

Drop the floured tomatoes into the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crispy on both sides.

Drain on paper towels.

Let cool and enjoy.

I enjoy eating these with this Cajun Dipping Sauce. ** link will update soon