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Lunch Ideas for Busy Homeschooling Families

Lunches for Homeschooling Families Looking to break out of the (mac & cheese) box? We asked our community of Idaho homeschool mommas to share their go-to lunches for busy home educating families. Here’s what they recommended: Hot Lunches   Grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon Mini pizzas on english muffins or bagels Hot ham or roast beef sandwiches Fried Egg Sandwiches Baked potatoes V8, warmed as soup (add Italian seasonings and sprinkle parmesan on top) Pasta with jarred marinara sauce or pesto

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Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole

Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole by Shauna Webb   Ingredients 2 lbs. Ground beef 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp oregano 1 pkg extra thin corn tortillas (12 ct) 1 lg can mild green enchilada sauce 1 lg can mild red enchilada sauce Sliced olives *optional Black beans *optional Refried beans *(2 options, see below) Shredded Mexican cheese blend       Directions Brown ground beef. Drain. Add cumin, garlic powder, oregano. Mix in a bit of red and

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Split Pea, Lima Bean, and Mushroom Soup

Split Pea, Lima Bean, and Mushroom Soup   by Jessi Webb   Today is a good day. The weather is beautiful. The house is clean. The boys are resting. Dinner is made. And it’s only 3 pm. The day is young!   Did I mention that the house was clean? I mean REALLY CLEAN. Like under the rugs clean. Blinds and windowsills clean. Baseboards and door-jams clean. Today my a-maz-ing husband gave me the gift of time. In spite of

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Easy Holiday Pork Roast

Easy Holiday Pork Roast   By Shauna Webb   This time of year is so full of bombarding busyness and frantic fun. We love all the special things that go with the holidays… and yet …Guess what next Tuesday is: NOTHING!! For the first time in I-don’t-even-remember-how-long, there is NOTHING planned outside of my home! I am so-o-o looking forward to that day on my calendar! Happy tears, y’all. Happy tears.   Sometimes I rely on my crockpot a little

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Thanksgiving Breakfast Rolls

Thanksgiving Breakfast Rolls by Shauna Webb   We have a pull-apart breakfast rolls tradition in our house for Thanksgiving morn. My kids count on them every year. While we watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade everyone wears flannel jammie pants and drinks coffee (or cocoa). We sit, and eat, and drink…enjoying the smells of the future feast as they begin to waft through the house. Last year, we decided to kick it up a notch, and *BAM!* It was A-MA-ZING!

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How to Get Dinner on the Table the Same Day You Homeschool

How to Get Dinner on the Table the SAME DAY You Homeschool   By Vicki Bentley   A recent survey of National Merit scholars of the past 20 years revealed that one common denominator, without exception, was that they came from households who made family dinnertime (as in, all at the table at the same time!) a priority, even if just a three nights a week. “But,” you think, “our family is pulled in so many directions—how can we all

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CHOIS Recipes

CHOIS Recipes

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Edible Place Card Holders Submitted by Linda Patchin These edible decorations have been a part of our Thanksgiving tradition since my children were wee little things. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them! 24 Double Stuff Oreo Cookies 12 miniature peanut butter cups 12 malted milk balls 1 cup candy corn 4 ounces chocolate frosting 4 ounces white frosting red food coloring Directions: 1. Place one Oreo cookie as the base. Put one teaspoon of chocolate frosting

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CHOIS Recipes

CHOIS Recipes

Taco Soup Submitted From: www.ArtOfManliness.com I’m a big fan of making chili throughout the fall, which is why I love this simple remake of a classic. On Sundays, I make up a batch of this for a quick snack throughout the week – as it keeps for several days in the fridge. Just pull out what you need and heat it up. Simple, affordable, and tons of flavor! (Prep 5 mins, Cook 35 mins, Serves 8) • 2 lbs ground chuck

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CHOIS Recipes

CHOIS Recipes

Beef Stew By Heidi St. John The meat should fall apart if you just look at it, and the thicker, more flavorful the sauce, the better. PREP Time: 20 minutes TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 50 minutes. Serves 8 3 T Olive oil 2 lbs. cubed beef stew meat (1 ¼”) 1 med. Onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 12 oz. beer (pale lager) 3 ½ C Beef broth 2 T. Tomato paste 1 T Worcestershire sauce 1 12/ t sugar

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CHOIS Recipes

CHOIS Recipes

Olive Garden’s Pasta Fagiola Enjoy this version of their famous soup. 3 tsp. oil 2 lbs. Ground Beef 12 oz. Onion, chopped 14 oz. Carrots, slivered 14 oz. Celery, diced 48 oz. Diced Tomatoes, canned 2 C. cooked Red Kidney beans 2 C. cooked White Kidney beans 88 oz. Beef Stock 3 tsp. Oregano 2 ½ tsp. Pepper 5 tsp. Parsley, fresh chopped 1 ½ tsp. Tabasco Sauce 48 oz. Spaghetti Sauce 8 oz. dry pasta shells, macaroni or other

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