Friday, November 8, 2013

The Heritage Foundation: ENDA Threatens Fundamental Civil Liberties

Sen. Frank Wolf: The Church Must Respond to Religious Persecution...

November 4, 2013;

 Sen. Frank Wolf: The Church Must Respond to Religious Persecution... read more

GREAT Calendars - 2014

Wow, I want each of these calendars from amazing publishers/authors/artists!!  From Joni Eareckson Tada, Nancy Leigh DeMoss' ministry, Revive Our Hearts, 
Joni's art of the Everglades on this calendar!

Old standbys: Susan Branch and Marjolein Bastin 

Books for Elementary Level

Give me your recommendations for Great Books for Elementary/Grammar level kids, and up!  I value resources that teach respect, history, thoughtfulness, virtue, wisdom, and the Bible. 

Also, check out my post of resources for Toddler age and up.  Many of those are great for this age to (and actually, I thoroughly enjoy and learn from them at 23 years old!)

1.  Children's Books by Sinclair Ferguson

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Media For Very Young Children

Give me your recommendations for Media For Very Young Children, ages 1 and up.  Here are some from Ligonier, Joni Tada, Vision Forum, and more!

(tag: for Preschool/ Toddler)
These are some neat parenting/teaching resources I looked at which I would use and give to anyone!  They winsomeley
I would also highly recommend the resources of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview (shameless plug for my husband's ministry! ;),  Lamplighter Publishing, Vision Forum, Focus on the Family, and  Doorposts.

How to Pick Clothes that Don't Scream [I stopped trying] "Motherhood"

Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownie Lärabar with Coconut


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Meat Sauce and Spaghetti (Squash)

Can I just say, spaghetti is the weirdest word I've had to stare at wondering about its spelling a long time?

My husband, who mostly loves the Standard American, completely loved this GAPS version of our favorite American-Italian comfort food.

I based this recipe off of Food Network's : Meat Sauce and Spaghetti -Alton Brown, 2009
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In a medium stockpot, saute: 
3 T Oil
4 large onions, finely chopped
1-2 bell peppers
When soft and caramelizing, add and stir for 3 minutes:
5 cloves garlic,  minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1 lb. ground beef
8 ounces ground Turkey
When browned, add:
3/4 cup white wine 3/4 cup evaporated milk

2 (28-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried marjoram
2 tablespoons tomato paste
cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, approximately 30 minutes. 
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

 Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Increase the heat to medium high; add 
1 tablespoon of olive oil
 and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.

 Simmer the sauce, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, while preparing the pasta, about 20 min.  
Pass the Parmesan!!