Thursday, April 02, 2009

Random Homeschool Trivia

This statue of William Penn is 37 feet (11- meter) tall and overlooks downtown Philadelphia. It is the tallest statue on any building in the world. Interested in more trivia?
  • Weighs 27 tons
  • Was set on the tower November 28, 1894
  • One hair strand is 4 ft long
  • foot length - 5 ft (now that's big)

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©2009 D.R.G.

Popcorn Chicken

3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. garlic powder

In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, salt and garlic powder. Using kitchen shears, cut chicken breasts into tiny bite sized pieces. Toss chicken in flour mixture to coat well.

Smear a thick layer of butter on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour coated chicken into dish, spreading so that they are in a single layer.Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Stir chicken and bake another 10 minutes.

This is a "High 5" recipe from Laura at Heavenly Homemaker. I like these recipes because they are simple, healthy and winners for her family of young boys. Our verdict on this one....we like the coating from Shake and Bake chicken best. I cooked a pan of chicken strips with that coating and the popcorn chicken tonight. HOWEVER, this one is GOOD and is very easy to throw things together and make takes a bit more time to make up the Shake and Bake mix if I'm out of I'm glad to have both recipes in my "tool box".

ALSO that slathering butter on the bottom of the pan is a GREAT trick...yum and no sticking....I've been too stingy with the butter.

We ate it before I took a photo - oops - go visit Heavenly Homemaker for a photo. ::snort::

This one is going right into the Recipe Index so that it is sure to make the trip to Japan. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Another Chance to Win Clutter Free Christianity

My real life (and Internet) friend, Cindy, is also giving away a copy of Clutter Free Christianity this week. Cindy is drawing a winner on 5 April. BTW, when you see a blog tour like this, google and you'll find other bloggers hosting giveaways on the same book during the same week.

I want to be clear that this book is about clearing away the clutter in our spiritual lives so that we enjoy clarity in our relationship with Christ. I'd hate for you to think that you are winning a Suzie Homemaker book. ::snort::

We'll be drawing a winner tomorrow at noon. Enter here if you haven't. Remember, International readers are welcome to participate in this drawing.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

"Sumimasen, Toire wa doko desu ka?"

Finally, thanks to Jon G, I now know a truly useful phrase in Japanese. ::snort::

The above says, "Excuse me, where is the bathroom?" I had learned all but the Toire anyone in the know care to pronounce it TOY- reee or Too reh or.....

And Kim - would this be a polite way of asking? Or is it considered ill-mannered in Japan to ASK or mention a bathroom? I was overwhelmed with the options....toilet, powder room, rest room...

Honestly, I'm frustrated with the pace of the process...I want to be able to introduce new friends to the Love He offers...and at this rate....but then maybe THAT is what the lady was about last night. She could see "something" without me even speaking to her...A reminder from God that our lives speak even without correct words and grammar....I'll evangelism - it's what I'm about anyway.....I don't usually present the 4 spiritual laws on the streets in America come to think of it.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.



Isn't this clever? Zander and Nolan made a "tent" and then a campfire out of dinosaurs. Stacia's job was to warm herself at the fire they provided. ::snort::

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©2009 D.R.G.