Friday, September 19, 2014

Gifts Wrapping is Occupational Therapy!

I've decided that Occupational Therapists need to include wrapping oddly shaped toys as a therapy activity. Our neighbor turns 3 today. All 4 of my kids were invited to his bday party. Logic says I send 4 gifts along with them since God blessed me with 4 kids. Oh my. That was an exercise in frustration and finger coordination unlike any of their silly games. I got it done with 1.5 hands, but it sure ain't purty! Hopefully the 3 year old won't care. From now on I'm shopping for gifts that come in square boxes!

Breakfast pizza

The commissary had "recipe creations" on sale. Ya know, that flat roll of cresent dough. I decided to make a breakfast pizza. This one had a bechamel sauce, tomatoes, pre cooked chicken, cheese, banana peppers, and scrambled eggs. I put so many toppings on it we had to eat it with a fork. However, it was yummy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Homeschool Science

Apologia Zoology 3

We are having a lot of fun.

Eating like bears that don't have thumb like features.

Learning why God gave polar bears black skin and white hair.



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Enjoying the last of the sun

We are desperately trying to soak every moment of beauty up before the sun goes away for the winter.

9/11

Where were you on 9/11?

I was teaching high school science. One of the football coaches busted into a room and told me to turn on my tv. No more teaching got done that day. As a science teacher, I guess I looked at the world with different eyes. When the towers went down, everyone was in a tizzy about survivors. I was not being mean when I said, "There won't be many. They are carbon atoms now." The guard was next to me in the teachers lounge and thought I was being crass. I wasn't. I was devastated because reason told my emotions that not only were lives lost, this was gonna be a long costly haul.  I'm a military brat turned military wife....all I could think of was how many more lives this was gonna cost...

Monday, September 8, 2014

The end of the garden

All veggies are from the garden. I shall miss fresh veg.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Smoked salmon dip

We have a freezer full of wild caught smoked salmon vacuum sealed. Tonight was a quick meal of salmon dip with pita bread, tortilla chips, and veggies to dip. I must add that my friend M inspired me cuz she regularly does salmon dip for dinner. I've learned to listen to her, she has been in Alaska so long that the girl knows her stuff. Also, peperocini were added for fun.
 
This is a tortilla chip filled with salmon dip, topped with a pepperocini and garden tomato.

The dip:
2 smoked salmon fillets mashed up with my fingers
2 "squirts" mayo
2 "plops" plain Greek yogurt
Lots of dried dill
"Pinch" of ground coriander
"Pinch" pepper
1 softend block cream cheese

 
There are different levels of salmon. Pinks, reds, sockeye, coho and kings...to name a few. Pinks are considered "mutt" fish. So, we smoked the Pinks we got. For what the natives consider "trash" or dog food....this sure was tasty.
Alaskan food is an adventure in itself to me. 6 thumbs up on this one!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Savory pancake muffin

Make a batch of pancake mix according to direction.
Pick your filling.
Bake at 375 for 20 min.
The fam loved these. They had a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese and some turkey bacon.