Part of that was because I SCORED at a yard sale last week. I found rare and old books (collectors here, I have a LOT of bookcases). I found Amelia Bedelia (five different books!). But what intrigued me most were the games. A LOT of them. For a dollar a piece.
Awesome Learning Games!!
My camera still has no charger so the pictures are NOT fabulous but these games are awesome. The girls LOVE them and they learn a TON.
This is why I love homeschooling. Civics class was "taught", word problems were finally mastered, a unit on fractions was begun, spelling lists were made and studied, vocabulary was learned (the two new favorites are loquacious and discretion) and science has been a proficient part of every day. And this was our week OFF. No plan, no "lessons". I love my life.
I played around with food this week too. A couple of near misses and a disaster were made up for by this. A Mediterranean Lasagna that is easy, delicious and oh so flavorful. The little scholars were THRILLED with it and it took virtually NO prep work. I was really just throwing stuff in that sounded good to me and it worked. REALLY WELL!
- 6 GF Lasagna Noodles
- 1 large container Ricotta Cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
- Salt and Pepper (freshly ground preferably) to taste
- 1/2 handful fresh Oregano leaves, torn to little pieces
- 1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, cut into bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, quartered
- 12 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
- 3-4 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 jar gluten free marinara sauce (I prefer Organic and such)
- 1 cup fat free 1/2 and 1/2
- 1 cup shaved parmesan
- 2 cups mozzarella, divided
*all cheese measurements are "about". I just add. I like cheese. Too much.
To make lasagna, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, salt and pepper, oregano, grated parmesan and 1 cup of mozzarella. In a deep 9 x 13 casserole dish, layer in this order:
- 1/3 cup spaghetti sauce
- 3 noodles
- 1/2 cheese mixture
- rest of cheese mixture
- 1/3 sauce
- 3 noodles
- remaining sauce
- half and half
- shaved parmesan
- remaining mozzarella
cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for about one hour.
No precooking, no chopping (if you buy pre-chopped), easy quick prep. YUM!!!