Answering Your Questions

1. Did you get a new camera lens for Christmas?

No, I did not. I bought a Nikon 35mm 1.8 in early November, and that felt like Christmas.

2. Where did you meet Karl?

Karl and I met at Coaling Baptist Church.

3. Do you have a favorite new recipe?

I tried a new-to-me chicken recipe last night. It was simple and delicious.

3 lb. chicken or turkey cutlets
Italian salad dressing
1 C Italian bread crumbs
3/4 C Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Directions: Pour about 1 C of salad dressing in a shallow bowl/dish. In a separate bowl, mix bread crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, and parsley. Coat chicken in Italian dressing. Cover in bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Bake on 325 for about 30 minutes.

Because of Benjamin’s food allergies, he couldn’t have the chicken dredged in the bread crumbs and Parmesan, so his chicken was only dipped in the Italian dressing. He really liked it.

6. As a fellow homeschooler, and I haven’t read anything recently from you on your kids’ homeschooling, how about writing about some of the curriculum you are enjoying or how a new schedule is working or a challenge you’ve faced and are now seeing good fruit?

I made one switch this year: from Sonlight to Tapestry of Grace. Not a huge change, but it is taking some of the pressure off me as far as planning History assignments for two different learning levels/stages.

We are in the midst of a challenging adjustment. I am moving more and more to the older kids learning on their own and being more independent and responsible for their work. In the long run, this will be excellent for them because no one spoon feeds you in college, but it is an adjustment.

They are taking to it well. Hannah has a desk in her room now. She’ll take her assignment book, go to her room, and do her work. The biggest problem we have is with Hannah and Benjamin sharing the books. They each have to wait for the other one to finish.

Sorry, I don’t write very much about home schooling. At the end of the day, I’d rather think about and write about something else.

Thanks for the questions! I’ll answer a few more next week.

2 Comments on “Answering Your Questions

  1. In the coming year, I do need more tips on homeschooling. I thought you used “Story of the World.” Are you not doing history based on the trivium? Oh, you could post your favorite homeschool sites for us. Like are there any others that I need to know about besides the literature list? I frequent The Well Trained Mind as well.


    • Tapestry of Grace takes a classical approach to history. The levels I referred to are upper grammar and dialectic. I do use Story of the World for some of our lessons — it just depends on the book list for that week.


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