Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gardening With Kids - How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

Planting a Veggie garden is a great way to spend time with your kids and even get them to try some new vegetables!  This article shares how everyone can help. 

 Today I ...  planted tomatoes, sunflowers and herbs.  Trying something new too - My son, tried Passion Fruit and loved it - so he dried the seeds, threw them in a pot and they grew. 
It has been fun researching how they grow with him.  
We found out that the plant is a vine and will attract butterflies.  
Our plan is to move them to part of the garden where they can grow on a trellis.  
Maybe by next spring we will have fruit!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Great Dinner Swap

Baked Ziti with Spinach

I have always wanted to try this:

It seems like such a good way to have dinner ready quickly, especially during those busy weeknights.

The basic idea is that 4 families, each cook a big batch of a different recipe and then divide it to share.
Cook one meal & have 4 different meals ready to go-
Sounds good to me!

This article has recipes for to make a big batch:
Baked Ziti with Spinach (pictured) looks good.  
So do the Chicken Enchiladas and more.

Have fun, Get the kids involved. Talk while you cook! 

Come home and have dinner ready!