Monday, March 30, 2015

DIY: Preschool Reading Game


My son is NOT interested in indoor learning.  He will take a lesson on using shovels, drills, and even collecting rocks from the yard into a bucket before he will sit down and just learn the alphabet or for heaven's sake actually read a beginner book. So, we have tried to make a treasure hunt type game.  I involved Big sister by having her create the game 



You need:
Popsicle sticks (use a Michael's Coupon and they are like $1 for 200)
A marker
And old food container with lid (I used Crystal Light container)

-write beginner words on each stick
-type up papers with the same words
-have your child match the words at the table 
OR 
-hide them around the house and have him bring you the matches as they are found 

So far it's a success...slow going but going so that's progress!






Monday, March 2, 2015

DIY: Tasty Tacos

If you have ever had the joy of driving through Iowa and eating at a Tasty Tacos, trust me, you remember it.  They have fried pillows of heaven folded over beef and beans and some of the spiciest most  delicious salsa on this earth.

My mama has come as close as humanly possible to replicating the tacos without actually working there or marrying into the family.  The salsa is still not reproducible and nothing can ever come close to that party in your mouth. 

Here is the fast version to some yummy tacos: 

-thaw pre package bread dough
Balls from the freezer aisle 

-brown your beef (we don't particularly like beans so we leave them out) 



- roll out individual balls of flour and make each ball into two small tacos



-fill with meat



-fry in a pan of Grease (you may have to flip it over of your grease isn't deep enough)



-line a bread pan with a paper towel, flip the tacos over to drain out the extra goodness 



-top with cheese and Salsa 


And enjoy! 

Mmmm good! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prayers

Here were our nightly prayers tonight--

Jesus, thank you for everyone being alive. Amen.

Dear Jesus, thank you for my Lord. Thank you for Jesus. Thank you for my flag. Of the United States of America. Bee end.



They are just so entertaining.