Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shakespeare & Settling In

I'm feeling like making a lot of comfort foods today, as we settle back into our routines. So a batch of homemade yogurt is in the crockpot and Leah is busily whipping up some two ingredient DIY Dog Treats (just whole wheat flour and pureed baby food) for Jasper, her new love. Beef & Carrot and Turkey & Butternut Squash are the two flavors now going into the oven.

I am also very much in the mood for my mom's Apple Crisp. Here's that recipe (it was my favorite thing in the world when I was growing up):

Apple Crisp

10 x 6 pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Place 4 cups sliced apples in pan.

Sprinkle with 1 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup water.

Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1/3 cup butter in a mixing bowl. Squish with your hands till crumbly. Drop on top of apples.

Bake 40 minutes or until topping is brown and apples are soft.

Last, but not least, I just bought some dried elderberries for making elderberry syrup.

Natalie begins Shakespeare this week and Leah is on Part II of Norse Mythology. I used the Signet Classics lesson plans (very traditional) for Beowulf and I liked them so I looked to see what they had for Shakespeare. Quite a lot, actually, and they are easy to follow and FREE to download (pdf format). We are doing Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing... but here is the entire roster of what Signet has to offer:


Antony and CleopatraAs You Like ItHamletHenry VJulius CaesarKing LearMacbethMeasure for MeasureA Midsummer Night’s DreamMuch Ado About NothingOthelloRichard IIIRomeo and JulietThe Taming of the ShrewThe TempestTwelfth Night

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wishing you only the best as you snuggle back into your home!