Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
My son's class was reading Homer Price
in his first grade class and they decided they MUST act the entire thing out, and Mr. H. of COURSE volunteered to make the doughnut machine for the play! He assured everyone it would be SO easy and even built a model for us to follow:
With some help from his dad's recycling room at his office and a pinkie swear that the machine would NOT return to our house after the play, we set to work! We first watched this video from youtube.com to understand the scope.
This is only part one, and there are THREE parts if you are so inclined. We weren't. But we did watch enough to build the doughnut machine out of cardboard!
The kids did a GREAT job with their play! And someone ELSE got to take the machine home! Win, win!
I went out to trim back some of the poor veggies who have been just SLAMMED with rain in the last couple of weeks (please oh please let the rain stop and my garden have a chance to grow!!!) and I found these radishes poking RIGHT OUT of the ground!! They are lovely. And they were delicious!
And there was this lovely spinach that I sauteed with garlic from the recipe here:
That huge amount of spinach was enough for ONE side for ONE dinner, but still! It came from our garden!! It was a small accomplishment, but an accomplishment nonetheless. My son, who likes NOTHING, even gobbled it down.