Sunday, December 28, 2008

Promoting Global Awareness

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yes- We have a Snow Day!

Winter Greetings Everyone! Today I am at home with my middle school son because of the inclement weather, and my son has his first snow day. We plan to put up the Christmas tree, do some decorating and do some holiday baking- well at least I plan too. He will probably say "Oh mommmmm... do I have toooo?" and this is where I may use my thinking voice- "Gosh I wish you were a girl right now to enjoy this moment," but will kindly smile at him and say, "Yes, Jacob- I really need your help to put those top decorations on the tree." It always turns out we have the best conversations, wonderful laughs, and I usually find out a little bit more about his teenage life- which is all good to keep me in the loop.

Some interesting baking and cooking sites we will explore today include:
Christmas Central, Cookstr, Epicurious, Foodari, Food Blog Search, Food Network, iFoods.TV, Make My Supper, My Flickr Recipes, and Start Cooking. Some of these cooking sites have instructional videos to showcase how to make the perfect holiday goodies. I personally love to cook and bake- and try new recipes all the time to spice things up in our home. The video playback is more for my son- to keep him engaged- but to also reinforce the life long skill of cooking. I personally want to make sure that he is well prepared and skilled in all of the "household responsibility" areas.