Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Walnut Acre Daily - Quick and Easy Pizza Crust, Free Kindle Downloads and More

Words to Live By

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Homeschool Fun

Michael and Lauren watched The Story of John the Baptist to go along with our Jesse Tree Readings. They also watched the Letter H Song, Children's Basic Addition, Adding for Children, and Add 'Em Up. They weren't interested in doing any worksheets or coloring pages today and I didn't push the issue. We did take time to review the -ag word family though.

I didn't give Austin and Amanda any assignments today because I decided to go ahead and start our Christmas break.

Books We Enjoyed Today

I read the first four books with Michael and Lauren and the last book is the one I'm reading for myself.

In the Kitchen

For breakfast this morning we had Spiced Sweet Potato Bread, applesauce, and yogurt.

Amanda made pizza for lunch using the Homemade Biscuit Mix in the crust. This is a nice quick crust for a simple pizza with the kids or any other time you're in a hurry. 

Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

1 1/2 cups biscuit mix
1/3 cup very hot water
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 tsp rosemary

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a 12-14 inch pizza pan.

In a bowl combine the biscuit mix, hot water, garlic powder, oregano and rosemary. Mix to form a soft dough. 

Press the dough into the pizza pan and top with your favorite sauce and toppings. 

Bake approximately 15 - 20 minutes.


CJ needed cookies for school tomorrow and we had an hour and 15 minutes to bake cookies and do homework from the time he got home from school until time to leave from church. So I decided to have him try some simple sugar cookies made from biscuit mix. They were so easy and quick to make so I thought I'd share the link to the recipe - No Roll Sugar Cookies.

Around the House

I did the morning cleanup in the kitchen (dishes, sweep, etc.) and then dusted and vacuumed two bedrooms and the hallways and stairs.

Austin did the morning cleanup in the living room, playroom and upstairs bathroom and cleaned up the kitchen after lunch. He also did the dusting in the livingroom. 

Amanda did the morning cleanup in the mudroom and downstairs bathroom and worked on the laundry. 

Outdoor Fun

Austin went outside with the little ones for about an hour this morning . . .

. . . and Amanda went outside with them for about 45 minutes this afternoon.

We Are Going

Austin loves antiques and coins and has been wanting to go to the Antique Mall for awhile now. I had told him I would try to take him last Saturday but then it didn't work. Today was a fairly quiet day so after we took Lauren to preschool I took him to the Antique Mall to look around. We didn't stay very long because I had to take Michael along and he was getting restless, but Austin really enjoyed the time he did have and bought and old coin and an old belt buckle. He also started thinking about what would be involved with opening a booth of his own there someday.

This evening we had church as usual on Wednesday evening. After dinner some went Christmas caroling while others stayed at the church for normal Wednesday evening classes. My family all stayed at the church except for Austin who wanted to go Christmas caroling. After classes and caroling cookies and hot chocolate were served for all who wanted to stay.

Today's Quote

To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

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  1. I used to make my own Biscuit mix. Now I don't. I guess I just decided to give up on it since I don't use shortening. I suppose I could make it with lard or butter. I just don't know what the shelf life would be. I could freeze it though.

    Anyway, you look as though you had a busy day. Enjoy your Christmas break.

  2. Wow, that pizza looks good.

    We've had a lot of bad weather this week, including one ice day and one snow day for the local schools. It's good to see warm weather on your photo! LOL

    It's neat how you keep track of each day!

  3. Hi Rose,
    The kids look like they are having so much fun. That Pizza is making me hungry, it looks awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen