Monday, February 2, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

~for today~
February 2, 2009

Outside my is cold and clear.
I am thinking...about my plans for the day.
I am thankful home.
From the learning room...we have daily lessons and a lot of reading to do.
From the kitchen...we had morning glory muffins for breakfast.
our supper menu ~ Heritage Schoolhouse Supper Menus ~
I am creating...Valentine's Day decorations.
I am going...nowhere today! Yay!
I am reading...picture books for co-op History class.
I am finish knitting my son's camo scarf soon, so I can start a new project.
I am hearing...the washing machine, pencils on paper, and dogs barking outside.
Around the house...I will be working on some small daily organizing projects.
One of my favorite cozy evenings spent at home.
A few plans for the rest of the week...include hosting a cub scout den meeting this evening, home school classes on Tuesday, co-op on Friday, and planning some Valentine's Day activities.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing...of cub scouts learning boy things. ;-)
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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak with Gravy
4 servings

1/2 cup milk
14 saltine crackers, crushed finely
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 pound ground beef
1 12 ounce jar brown gravy
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine milk, saltines, onion and parsley. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties. Place patties in greased baking dish. Combine gravy, worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Pour half the sauce over patties. Reserve remaining sauce for serving. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until done. Serve with extra gravy and fluffy mashed potatoes.

Muffin Monday

Morning Glory Muffins
2 dozen

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
1 medium tart apple, peeled and grated
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir in carrots, apple, pineapple, coconut, raisins and nuts. Add to dry ingredients and combine until just moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Enjoy!