Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free pirate preschool printables (and many more themed units)

I downloaded this free pirate themed preschool pack from Gift of Curiosity (just follow the directions on her page) and was delighted to see many more free printables available!

I've been trying to stock up on free preschool units that are more boy-oriented, since I'll have two little boys to teach, so I was excited to be able to download a pirates, firefighters, and insects unit. There are many more themes available, too!

My morning cup

"The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live." Exodus 1:15-17

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Easy, no-peel, sugar-free homemade applesauce

We were given a big box of apples from some friends who are having what seems to be a bumper crop this year! Being 8 months pregnant, I wanted an easier, faster way to make apple sauce besides peeling all the apples (I'm too achy for that jazz). I came across this very simple method from The Finer Things in Life (click for full recipe/instructions) and decided it was worth a try!

I simply cut off any brown spots, used my corer to core/slice the apples, and threw the slices into the pot with the peels still on. I added about 2 cups of water (probably will reduce next time as it turned out a little more soupy than saucy as a texture) and some cinnamon. I didn't use any sugar and it was plenty sweet, even for me! After about 30-40 minutes of simmering, the peels became soft and then I blended the apples in a blender.

Since I've never canned and that is intimidating to me, I froze two quart bags full of the apple sauce and left some in a jar in the fridge for us to eat this week. I have another batch to do still, but this is much more of a doable task now that the apples don't need peeled. And, you can't even taste the difference!

My morning cup

So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread...." Exodus 1:11-12a

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 free Bar-S products!

Here's a sweet freebie for you to try... print out the Bar-S rebate form here and follow the directions to get up to 5 Bar-S products for free after mail-in rebate! Purchases must be made by 11/1/14!