Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Benefit of Homeschooling

One of the benefits of homeschooling is enjoying waffles for lunch while studying the state of New York. We can thank the Dutch settlers for bringing waffles to the US, as well as many other baked goods. And, since apples are also a New York state food, it seemed right to serve stewed apples on the side (especially since there were a bunch of half rotten ones going to waste on the counter).


Lovella ♥ said...

oh yes. I thought not for the first time. .I wished we were neighbors. :)

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh girl, I love waffles!
Two tips for you: did you know you can use any kind of muffin mix in your waffle iron? Corn bread muffin mix cooks up in minutes to serve with stew. Just make sure to add at least two teaspoons of oil to the recipe/mix if it doesn't have oil in it already.

Banana bread or pumpkin bread recipes work too, as does making french toast fast!

Second tip: Don't waste the rotten apples. Chop any apples up, including the skin, seeds, core, stem, and then let the apple bits sit out long enough to turn brown. Then put them in a jar, and covered the apple bits with filtered water. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and keep adding water (and more apple if you wish) until a white foam appears. Then put the cloth covered jar away somewhere that doesn't freeze for about a month...or longer if you wish.

Then drain off the fluid and use: You've just made home made vinegar, good for anaseptic duties, cleaning, cooking, anti-bacterial wash.

The bigger the bits and the longer it sits= stronger vinegar.

Have fun and never waste a bruised or rotting apple again!

Jessica said...

we are starting our homeschooling voyage on a bit of an upward slope but here is hoping we can make it work! you are a huge inspriation!

Steven McCarthy said...

People don't know what they're missing, right? I love it.