Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stress is the Visitor Who Won't Leave

We closed on our new house yesterday.  I woke up with dread thinking about how I now have two mortgages.  Yes, I know we need to get our house on the market like yesterday. 
We planned the slow move on purpose but, it still makes me itchy. 

Hubby's Grandma passed yesterday.  She was a sweet lady.  She was always thinking of others before she thought of herself.  I'm glad her pain is over but I feel so bad for my husband's family.  She was much beloved and will be missed.  

I've been trying to homeschool the kids for about an hour everyday to help get them ready for the next school year.  I worry that I am not doing it well.  I've been concentrating too much on one area of concern for each kid.  I need a better lesson plan.  I need to branch out.  And also, I wonder how I can fit more school time into our craziness when we're supposed to be moving- well, like right now.  I'm supposed to be packing the car.  And driving an hour to the new house.  With the kids in tow. 

I guess I should get started then.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pancakes the Eggless Way

The pantry is not empty yet. But the fridge contents are paltry. How many things can I make with one wrinkled apple, some homemade pickles, and a few yogurts?
Next week we begin moving and I am loathe to reload our fridge. I am out of homemade baking mix and just add water pancake mix. Betty Crocker and the Joy of Cooking did not provide a good eggless pancake recipe. Then I remembered the copy of Henry's Pancake Mix that I taped inside the pantry.
 Here's the recipe from Jon and Kate Plus 8

Henry's Pancake Mix
 1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 cup milk *or more

 No eggs needed. I used half a cup of whole wheat flour.