Blogging Break Until August

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Due to too many “irons in the fire”, I’m taking a blogging break:

We have been participating in our county library’s summer reading program; I have grades, attendance and homeschool registration to do; homeowners association stuff to get caught up on; an ebook to finish and a few websites to build!

Hope everyone is having a nice summer and I’ll be back sometime in August.


Blessings,

Denese


Teacher Created Resources Facebook Freebies

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Teacher Created Resources has a couple of free ebooks for their Facebook fans: Patriotic Activities E-book and Summer Activities E-book Sampler. You can become a fan and find these freebies here:

Teacher Created Resources Facebook Page

Be sure and sign up for the TCR newsletter for more freebies each month.


Blessings,

Denese


More homeschooling freebies can be found on my Free Homeschooling page, under my education freebies tag and in my website’s left sidebar.

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Free Ecookbook: Fresh And Easy Summer Recipes

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Updated August 20, 2012

Want some fresh and healthy summer recipes that are easy-to-fix? Check out this free ebook from Econobusters:

Molly Green Fresh (link fixed)- Discover simple, pleasing, healthy, and fresh seasonal delights and invigorate your summertime menus with Molly’s latest ingenious recipe collection . . .22 pages of fresh and easy recipes, fabulous tips, and more!

More freebies from Econobusters are also available at the above link.

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Happy cooking,

Denese


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Happy Fried Chicken Day

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By Denese | Filed in Homemaking | 2 comments

Fried Chicken

(Photo courtesy of DougsTech at en.wikipedia)



Did ya’ll know that today is National Fried Chicken Day?

How about cookin’ some fried chicken:

Basic Southern Fried Chicken

Paula Dean’s Southern Fried Chicken

Alton Brown’s Fried Chicken

I fix my fried chicken by soaking it overnight in buttermilk. Next, I mix salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and sage with flour, put the flour mixture in a bag and shake the chicken in the flour mixture. Then I fry it in a cast iron skillet. Yum!

You can learn all about the history of fried chicken at The Food Timeline.

Happy Fried Chicken Day! :)


Blessings,

Denese


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Updated August 28, 2012

Keep your children learning this summer with these fun lessons and activities:

  • Internet4Classrooms Summer Learning -Free daily and weekly summer learning fun. Sign up to receive fun activities, links to great learning games, and other educational resources that will help you get ready for the school year. Grades Pre-K to 12.
  • Thinkfinity Summer Learning -A collection of links to fun activities and educational resources created by some of the nation’s leading educational organizations. Includes hands-on and online science activities, math games, reading and writing activities,  American history theme units and much more.
  • Summer Learning Across the USA -A 10 page excerpt from the workbook “Learning Across the USA”. Includes several states that have popular spots to visit especially during the summer. Each sheet includes space for students to fill in information they learn about each state. Older students can do independent research to find the answers. There is an answer key at the back, which can be used to teach the facts to younger students. Free this week from CurrClick.

Summer Activities for Fun and Learning contains 5 educational activities for Kindergarteners. Also see the older version for 5 different activities.

Fun Summer Time Activities and Games consists of 12 activities for students in the 1st grade.

  • Just Read, Families! -Free summer reading resources from the Florida Dept. of Education include a K-5 Summer Activities Calendar, a Middle School Activities Calendar -both with a month’s worth of daily activities- and a Summer Reading Activities Kit (PDF) with creative ideas for fun summer reading you and your children can do together while on vacation, at home, or on the road.
  • Hot Activities for Celebrating Summer! -A collection of 7 summertime lessons for reinforcing summer safety rules, visiting some great vacation spots, building a roller coaster and more. Grades K-12.
  • 101 Nature Activities -Activities and lessons created and collected from teachers, outdoor educators and the staff of Sanborn Western Camps to help children deepen their awareness and enjoyment of the natural world. Activities include nature scavenger hunts, nighttime activities, sensory awareness activities, games, hikes and much more. PDF download.
  • Kidsgardening Parents’ Primer -Online guide for “taking advantage of gardening moments with your kids every week in your own backyard … and front yard and in the garage and at the windowsill and in the basement …. Turn  your kids’ questions into fun discoveries and get garden-building basics too.” Be sure to check out Family Gardening Ideas for fun activities for each season of the year, and School Gardening for gardening curriculum; classroom projects; lessons and activities; and greenhouse guide and activities.
  • Camping: A Complete Unit Study -Turn your camping trip into an educational experience with this fun camping unit. Includes activities for math, science and nature; reading list, vocabulary words and writing suggestions.

And don’t forget your public library! Most libraries have some sort of summer reading program for children and/or teens and include any or all of the following:

  • reading contests
  • writing contests
  • crafts
  • hands-on activities
  • presentations
  • demonstrations

Plus, your library’s summer reading program is usually free!

Happy teaching,

Denese


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Updated August 10, 2012

Here are 11 free ecookbooks full of fresh and simple recipes, famous chef recipes, summer grilling recipes and many more:

The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book (link fixed) -20 delicious recipes from Kerrygold and Rachel Allen, the “Irish Cooking Queen”. The e-book link is on the top left of the page and may be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file.

New For more great Irish food, check out Kerrygold Recipes for printable recipes by Aoife of the Daily Spud blog.

New Are you a member of a book club in the USA? Email Kerrygold for a free book club kit featuring tips for an Irish themed party, entertaining ideas and recipes, plus bookmarks, recipe brochures and placemats for each guest.

Stonesoup Minimalist Home Cooking -97 page cookbook filled with 65 simple recipes that use 5 ingredients or less. All recipes take 10 minutes or less to prepare and include everything from snacks to desserts, plus information on stocking a minimalist kitchen and pantry.

Tasty Fat Loss and Muscle Building Recipes -A collection of 25 healthy, low-fat/high-protein recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper and everything in between -even homemade protein bars. All recipes include nutrition information for calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Cold Brewed Coffee and Tea -Over 100 recipes for beverages, desserts, breads, main dishes and more -all using cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrate.

How to make your own cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrates:

Emerils Celebrates 20 Years (link fixed) -11 of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite recipes from his New Orleans restaurants.

New Want more of Emeril’s recipes? Check out the recipes section on emerils.com for 1000s of printable recipes and cooking tips.

Mountain Bread Cookbook -Over 50 recipes using “Mountain Bread” -a thin, soft-textured, Lebanese flatbread; traditionally used in wraps and as a bread substitute.

Recipe for homemade “Mountain Bread”:

Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook (link fixed) -51 pages of 32 delicious summer recipes for drinks to desserts -from acclaimed chefs Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Tim Love, Elizabeth Karmel and many others.

BBQ Favorites 2010 (link fixed) -24 delicious recipes for outdoor grilling and dining are featured in this 42 page ecookbook from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen.

New Be sure and check out ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s videos for cooking and recipe demonstrations, and their recipe index for printable recipes, menu ideas and menu planner -or sign up for the What’s Hot newsletter to have the latest recipes delivered by email.

Texas Pepper Jelly Free eCookbooks -Sign up for Texas Pepper Jelly’s free monthly newsletter and get 3 free ecookbooks: Country Sweet Texas Heat, 101 Recipes in a Flash, and South of the Border Mexican recipes -over 300 recipes in all.

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Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Walk In Truth

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Walking in the Cove

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

3 John 1:4

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

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Wit And Wisdom From The Hermit In The Holler

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“The fruit don’t fall fer from the tree.”

:-D


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Fourth Of July Fireworks In Townsend TN

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Townsend Fourth Of July 2010

Yes, Townsend will be having their free, annual fireworks show again this year! It will be held at the same place as in years past -in the field just past the Highland Manor Inn on 321.

Townsend Fireworks Sign

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Music from Tennessee State Line -a country, bluegrass and gospel band- will start at 8:30pm and Tiffany Webb will sing patriotic songs at 9:15pm. The fireworks will start around 9:45pm.

To find a good parking spot, get here at least an hour early -and bring your lawn chairs or you’ll be sitting on the ground!

These pictures were taken last year -about a half a mile away from the show site:

Parking At Fireworks Show in Townsend

Parking Up 321 For Townsend Fireworks


Blessings and Happy Fourth of July!

Denese


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Are you going to be in Townsend this weekend? Looking for some deals?
My dear friend, Monica, is having a yard sale tomorrow and Saturday -July1-2, 2010:

For all of you local yokels and garage sale go’ers, I am having a 3 family garage sale at my house Friday and Saturday, rain or shine. My address is:

GMC truck, 2 horse trailer, lawn mowers, weedeater, tools, tack, bicycle rack with hitch, school books, chalkboards, children’s stuff, clothing, frames, clay pots, linens, drum set, computer monitor, beautiful wedding dress, air conditioner, much, much more!!!!

Lots of great bargains!!


Blessings,

Denese


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