As Lent moves on towards Easter, I have finished a new lesson pack which is YOURS FREE – and you can’t get more frugal than that.
The Via Guade continues from the Via Dolorosa which is also free. The Via Guade is all about the Resurrection of Jesus and His quiet time over 40 days with His apostles and some other disciples. I have added the usual amount of fine art for picture study and of course the lapbooking pieces, which I hope will suit a mixed age and ability group of children.
Kalei has also posted up my week over 3 pages with notes set, which I am finding I need now that more children are learning together.
As a frugal tip for food; I recommend making a large batch of vegatable soup.
Heat a little oil in the bottom of a big pan. Add a sprinkle of fennel seeds and cumin seeds. Add chopped garlic (about a teaspoon full or slightly more). To this add two onions, peeled and chopped. Let them cook through for short time and add a splsh of water to prevent the spices buring and for the onions to sweat rather than fry.
To this add chopped butternut squash, two or three peeeled and chopped potatos and gererous handful of dried orange lentils, a chopped carrot and two tins of tomatos. Add some water and let it all boil through until the veg have softened. Add salt and pepper to taste. I also add a bit of chopped thyme.
Blend it until smooth. Add more water if it’s too thick.
If you make enough of this there will be some left over, even after you’ve fed 9 or ten people.
When you are making a shepherds pie, you can add the left over soup to the cooked mince and another tin of tomatos. It works really well and nothing goes to waste.
Alex cooked ribs last night. We are going to use the bones to make stock. Not sure how well ribs will do in the stock making as larger bones tend to be better – but it’s worth a try.