Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom
Homeschooling isn’t really on my mind this week. I’m guessing that for the most part, it’s not on yours either.
So let’s just admit it and move on to what is filling much of our thoughts:
Food. (Among other things like family time, giving, and unity, of course!)
I spent part of the weekend writing lists and shopping for ingredients. We don’t travel over the holidays, so the preparations for our family’s Christmas dinner rests on our own shoulders. As the children get older and can help out, I find that I enjoy this time more and more each year.
Here’s what we’ll be serving up in a few days.
We always go out to an Italian restaurant on Christmas Eve. It started one year as a fluke, but has now become a tradition. There’s no way my kids would let us skip it!
Cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven with plenty of vanilla glaze
I’m hungry already! I plan to divide my cooking over the days ahead, starting with the bread rolls today. And yes, Trishna, Jonathan, and Elijah will help with many of the dishes–I consider this week just as important as any other in their education.
The holiday moments we spend together as a family will be remembered far longer than any other lesson I could pass on this week.
Okay, you’re up:
What’s on your holiday menu? Are you preparing it yourself or being a guest somewhere else? For our international readers, what dishes do you enjoy that may not be featured in our standard American lineup?