A quick post to show how I made the cookies for the Chiplet’s party…
You might be able to see that these pictures were from October with the decorations. We were definitely scaled back this week because we had my dad and M visiting, so we were doing more outings and activities with them. We still managed to get letter P in, and he was happy with what we planned.
The days after Thanksgiving…what do you run out of first? We always are left with lots of starches and run out of turkey first. Part of the “problem” is that we make lots of starches and only the one turkey breast. So, what to do? Well, rolls are great for a lunch sandwich to switch things up a bit. Mashed potatoes can go with lots of proteins. But what about stuffing? It is generally best with poultry, but this year I decided to casserole-it. It already had sausage in it, so I figured I would turn it into a breakfast casserole.
How has it been so many months since the last one of these? I guess I’ve been cooking my favorites instead of acquiring a list. The other funny thing is I’ve been more interested in savory dishes than desserts. But I will also admit that I’ve been making lots of old favorites over and over, or making slight changes to them instead.
Let’s start off the year with something easy and customizable. I have been branching out with different stir fry recipes but haven’t been sharing on here because it seemed repetitive. But at the same time, they have been getting slightly modified with changes to perfect them, so it might be nice to document the process.
As a former math teacher, I obviously have mixed feelings about doing math with my child. Does that surprise you? I am both excited to teach him things, but also worried about messing up his math future since beginning math is not my forte. As a result, I did some with him previously, but had been waiting until 1) he showed more interest in numbers and 2) I had done more research into good early math skills and strategies.