Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family sandwich!

I made this big giant loaf of lightly sourdough bread with the remaining dough from our lunch's breadsticks the other day. I took my handy-dandy electric knife and split it, then layered it with all things good on a sandwich. I then used the electric knife to cut it into 12 hand-sized sandwiches. It worked out perfect, since we had a late lunch that day, making it the perfect light finger food before bedtime. :-)
(Dh wanted me to take a picture of him holding it and trying to take a bite-before I cut it- uh, I don't think so Mister! No way he could hold it without a mishap- too big.)


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Stephanie said...

I just found your site by doing a google search for nourishing traditions' blogs, and I am so glad I found you!!! I have a 6 month old baby boy whom we plan to homeschool with the Robinson Curriculum, and I followed your link to your Amazon site and saw that you also have books about the Montessori method, five in a row, the 100 lessons to reading book, and the classical mind books. Well, I am overwhelmed! Between trying to plan some Nourishing Traditions menus and grocery shop (which I still haven't done yet... I am just so new to this whole way of preparing food) and trying to plan some homeschool materials (Robinson, reading, preschool Montessori, etc), I just don't know where to start.

Can you give me a game-plan on what you would suggest reading about homeschooling/preschool first? Also, where do I begin to start cooking/shopping in a healthy way while still being on a tight budget?


Stephanie said...

Oh, and I just created a google account so I can receive your comments in my email...

Sorry for posting twice.

Millie said...

My husband would think that sandwich was alllll for him. What a great idea!

Donna said...

Sounds like you've got a heart to start your young family off to a great path!!!

If you asked 100 people, you'd get 100 different answers about what works for each of their families.

I would first pray and ask God to guide and direct you to the right thing for your home.

The books in my A-store are things I've used and found to be of great value to our home.

My personal suggestions would be to read anything you can find by Raymond and Dorothy Moore. Also, study up some on Montessori. Between those two, you will have some great ideas on how to start education in the younger years. They both support 'natural learning'- not an overboard curriculum for younger children.

Much can be found on the basics of those teachings online for free. I have also found many good books at the library.

If your baby is just 6 months old, you've got lots of time to learn and get a feel for what seems right for your family, as well as figure out what your child may like best. (For example: some children hate 'book work' and would rather be read to or draw their ABC's with finger paint.:)

When it comes to NT (Nourishing Traditions), I'm still pretty new to it too. Some things my family will not go for, so I make the most of the things that do work well for my home.

I started grinding my own wheat about 14 years ago. A few years ago I began to increase the fruits and veggies in our diet. This last year, I've tried more and more NT style things. (Some work, some don't ;) But I will say the wheat was the biggesst help for my health... and the fruits and veggies have made for lots less sickness in my home. There has been a very real and notable difference since I made that decision.

I hope that gives you some ideas on where to start.
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