Cripsy Sticky Chinese Chicken....mmmm, mmmm, good!
French Toast Doughnuts....
I have been away for a bit as I have somehow, as a mother of 4, become quite busy. I have definitely still been in the kitchen and still homeschooling but not taking the time to take pics and write blog entries. Well, I'm back and hopefully as the school year has slowed down I will be able to post more frequently. As I sit back on my sofa, feet propped up, laptop open and "Two Fat Ladies" playing on the The Cooking Channel, I am reflecting on what has been going on the past few weeks. I have some help at home now because my dear husband has been traveling quite a bit this year and for sanities sake I told him that he had better get me another adult to help out! We have had someone for the past month and she has worked out quite well so far and we are working out all the kinks that I, of course, anticipated would happen whenever you are "training" someone how you run your home and how they fit into that. More about that later.
Our family, sans hubby who was in Rwanda on business, took a wonderful road trip to Tennessee to see my neice graduate from High School. I drove the whole way but on the way home decided to stop off at the ole trusty Hampton Inn and got a nice suite to rest in. I could have taken the whole 12 hour drive but I left Tennessee far later than I had planned to and after several late nights I was in no condition to continue driving. I unfortunately didn't experience any great food finds along the way and was kicking myself when I drove by a "Hot Boiled Peanuts" sign. I was certain that I would come up on another stop that offered them but I was W-R-O-N-G, wrong. I am happy to report that I found some green peanuts in an international market near my home and will be boiling some peanuts tomorrow!
On the homeschool front, we are finishing out the year with just math, history and reading and will be done by months end. I'm trying to finish strong but I expect to continue math through the summer because the girls have some catching up to do. It has been quite an adjustment with the baby who just seems to get busier and more active than all my children ever were at her age. Thank God that the girls do their math and history courses online. I hope to have next year planned out within the next 30 days and we will also be remodeling the homeschool room. I will post before and after pics but that won't be until later in the summer.
I think that is enough for now. My bed is calling and I know my sweet baby will have me up in no time! If you try the recipes, let me know what you think. The link to the original video for the chicken... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gseS1Z6pc4U