Thursday, January 27, 2011
Cookies and Cheese Rangoons
Like many homeschoolers, we tend to hit the home economics and vo-tech type of classes rather hard. I've heard of many kids who went off to college or got married and could not cook, but mine won't have that excuse. They can cook and change a tire!
Rebecca is probably the one who enjoys cooking the most-especially baking. She loves to make cookies, breads, cakes, and pies. I encourage it, because, well I like to eat what she makes, and due to our family size, it gives her experience in doubling or tripling the recipes.
My husband has been teaching the girls how to make one of his special dishes--cheese and crab rangoons. They use wanton wrappers, cut to size and fill them with a mixture of cream cheese and crab meat. Usually we have them with stir fry.
The girls have been working very hard this week getting ready for a science fair that was to be this Friday night. It is held every year, in a church basement, but last night we received word it will be postponed for a week or two, due to the church being needed for a funeral. Our coop is also canceled this Friday for the same reason so, we have an unexpected day off!
Today it is supposed to get up into the 40's. My car has been stuck in the snow since Sunday in the driveway. I am hoping it melts enough that I can get out. People have told me to shovel it out, but I don't think they realize just how long our driveway is! We do have a blade, but this time of the year we have to feed large bales of hay, and we can't have the front loader and the blade both on the tractor at the same time. It is not an easy task to change them out either. Also, the way our driveway runs, you can blade it and as soon as the wind blows it drifts shut again.