Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homer Price

We recently read the book Homer Price in our home school. Well, actually, we read chapter 3 which is entitled "The Doughnuts". It is a funny story of how a doughnut machine goes crazy and makes tons of doughnuts. So, we read the chapter and the next morning we decided to make our own doughnuts! Yum, yum! :0) We plan on reading the other chapters, too.

My doughnut making boys

cooking the doughnuts; icing on back burner
Mordecai working the hot oil

Nehemiah's turn to flip them over

Some of our yummy doughnuts

In case you are wondering how to make your own delicious, mouth-watering doughnuts, here is what we did. Now, you can make them from scratch, but we cheated a little bit. We bought regular canned biscuits and poked a hole in the middle of them, then dropped them in hot oil. We did make our own icing out of powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla on the stove top. Then we dipped the doughnuts in the icing and let them cool a minute before we devoured them! They were so delicious that Chris thought that we went to Krispy Kreme and bought them! :0)
***after I posted this, I showed Mordecai and he noticed something about one of the pictures. I didn't notice it when I took it or when I posted it here. It doesn't surprise me that he saw it, he's like that. Do you see what Mordecai saw? ***

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to School 2010

We are officially back at it! We started on Monday, August 30th. It's been a good week. I just stopped by to update and noticed that my background was gone, so I've been doing a little re-designing. :0) I'll be posting progress as we go along. Happy home educating!

(these pictures are from last school year....but they show how flexible we can be with our "classroom")