Thursday, August 21, 2014

Banana Pudding Pie

Here is the recipe for the Banana Pudding Pie we make! It is super easy! This recipe was inspired by Jackie Graff from The Graff Academy.

Basic Pie Crust Recipe:

2 cups almonds (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
8 pitted medjool dates
pinch of sea salt (optional)

Process in food processor until crumbly.

1 cup pine nuts (cashews and macadamia nuts can also be used)
12 pitted medjool dates
6 bananas
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Blend all ingredients in blender.

Slice 6 bananas for layering.

Then cover bottom of 9X12 pan with 1/3 of the pie crust. Layer bananas and 1/2 of the pudding. Then cover with another 1/3 of pie crust. Layer more bananas, then remaining pudding. Top with remaining pie crust. Eat and enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time to buckle down!

We officially began our homeschooling journey this week with our 5 yo daughter. We have been doing our own version of "school" the past few years, and last year we joined a Classical Conversations community in our neighborhood and we loved it! So we are continuing with that this year, as well as joining our friends on multiple playdates throughout the week at the library, park and beach. We feel very blessed to have an amazing community of friends who are supportive in this journey. We aren't sure how it is going to look, but we are encouraging each other to find our own way.

I have always wanted to be a teacher, and I am so excited to be able to do this with my family. Even though we can have our own challenges, I feel so blessed that I live in a country that is allowing me to teach my own children, and I pray that this will continue for many more generations. I also feel very blessed that my husband is supportive of homeschooling and encourages us to do this together.

So as this homeschooling journey unfolds, I plan to share on here a little bit about what our day looks like homeschooling, and maybe other homeschooling moms can share their ideas and suggestions as well!

As we are beginning our year with Classical Conversations, we are also supplementing with a reading and math curriculum. We are currently using "How to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" by Siegfried Engelmann. We are half way through the book, and my 5 yo is already reading! It is a fun and easy way to get them started and only takes about 15 minutes per lesson.

I hope to keep sharing posts and pictures of our journey with you all too!

I am enjoying this time of year as school is starting again, and hope to start making our own memories and traditions.