Twinkie Bird on a Stick
There are five more Twinkies in the box. Any suggestions for what I should make next? I have a few ideas, but I'd love to hear what you think.
Remember how much I love the graphic design on the Alphabits cereal box? I made myself some name art, inspired by the box. It makes me really happy.
Beef Barley Soup
1.5 lbs beef chuck, cut in 3/4" cubes 2 large potatoes, cut in 3/4" chunks
Bring the beef broth to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. In a medium pan, heat the oil, then add the beef cubes and brown on all sides. Pour the contents of the pan into the beef broth. Add the barley, tomato paste, and onion. Cook, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes.
Add the celery, potatoes, and carrots to the pot. Cook, covered for 60 minutes.
Add the zucchini and tomatoes to the pot and cook for an additional 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
As parents, we do everything we can to support our children and encourage them to do their best. Next time your kids have a big test, an important interview, or stressful tryouts or auditions, serve them up a delicious breakfast of Encouragement Toast.
Paper Plate Rainbow Craft
- 2 paper plates
- acrylic paint
- construction paper
- craft stick
- craft glue
- binder clips (optional)
Mount Rushmore: Guess the Presidents Craft
At the top of each flap, write WHO AM I? and then draw a dotted line across the score line. Below the line, write the clues:
- I represent BIRTH. I became the first president of the United States in 1789 and led the new country through its infancy.
- I represent GROWTH. I doubled the size of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase.
- I represent DEVELOPMENT. My progressive policies and many anti-trust suits were critical in developing the US. I established the National Park System, too.
- I represent PRESERVATION. I kept the country united during the Civil War, abolished slavery, and modernized the United States economy.
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Abraham Lincoln
Apply adhesive to the back side of the tabs and place each clue over the proper face. Be sure that the face is fully covered and that it will be fully revealed when you lift the tab.
Here's a fun fact for you for Presidents' Day from History.com:Presidents' Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president! Four presidents (George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan) were born in February, but their birthdays all come either too early or late to coincide with Presidents' Day, which is always celebrated on the third Monday of the month.