We had a great first week of school. It is tradition in our house to have cinnamon rolls on the first day of school. So the night before we made the dough, rolled the rolls and left them in the fridg. I got up early to set them out to rise. They turned out perfect! You can find the recipe here: http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2011/07/20/sensational-cinnamon-rolls/
The wonderful butter cream frosting!!!!!
Just out of the oven! The house smelled so good!
Here we are doing many observations with a bag of M and Ms.
Here are two of our study buddies hard at work amusing one another.
http://steamykitchen.com/168-no-knead-bread-revisited.html I doubled the amount of yeast and may add a bit more next time. So the cool thing is that you just mix an walk away from it for about 20 hours.
Here is the dough a few hours after mixing. It smells divine.
This is 20 hours after mixing.
Here it is! Golden and smelling amazing!
Its flatter than I anticipated. But no worries.....
It has an amazing texture and flavor! The entire loaf was gone in one meal.
We did a little bit of fall decorating.
When we started school this year I really wanted to make sure the kids understood what my husband and I expect of them. We had some glitches last year and I think a lot of it had to do with lack of proper communication and enough time set aside to accomplish goals.
This year we started with School Rules. Simple but on paper so there is no confusion. We also started the Chore Jar. Each child chooses three chores per day. This is working fabulously! Kids get different chores every day thus learning to do many different task and not being board by doing the same old one all the time. I chose useful chore. For example: cobwebs in the kitchen, ( they seem to gather there), dust between the stair rails, sweep porch, and so on. All the small stuff that adds up.
I think our first week went well. I was exhausted though because I am getting up early to accomplish my goals before the family gets up. It is well worth it! I get my quiet time, tidy up things, menu plan and pre cooking, and sometimes even some free reading done before breakfast!
Happy Fall to everyone.