this morning i…


…finished The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale.  good summer reading.  recommended by Melissa Wiley (catholic, homeschooling mama of six who wrote some of the prequels to the Little House books.  can you imagine how much i like her?)

…listened as Mabel told her Papa about a poem she had written…about a Papa named Andy and a girl named Mabel and a mama named Kortney and a baby named Nicolas who lived in a big house with a wood pile and toy animals.  ah, a poem indeed!

…and made oatmeal pancakes from

Laurel's Kitchen: A Handbook for Vegetarian Cookery and Nutrition

mix together a cup of oats and a cup of milk.  let stand 10 minutes, then mix in 2 T oil and 2 eggs.

sift a half cup of whole wheat flour with 1 t baking powder, a quarter t salt, and 2 T brown sugar.

stir the dry ingredients into the wet and fry on a hot griddle.

perfect with Mabel syrup or blackberry lime jam.


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