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Share 4 Somethings in February 2024

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With tomorrow being the last Saturday of the month it's time for the Share 4 Somethings link up with Jennifer.  In 2024 we'll be sharing some things we've loved and/or disliked, accomplished, some things we've improved upon and/or that need improvement, and noticed (either in our own lives or around town).   Loved/Disliked:  That we FINALLY got to celebrate Alec's 18th birthday; even if we were nearly a month late. Accomplished: Quite a bit! I got my annual mammogram done, I made appointments for the boys, worked on making some cards and scrapbook pages, and ordered all the prints from December, January, and February so I can get started on those pages soon too.  It feels so good to be momentarily all caught up! Improved upon/needs improvement:  I've been going back to the basics with our food; buying blocks of cheese to shred myself, making my own spice mixes, batch cooking on the weekends for quick grab and go meals during the week, etc.  Things I used to do

Alec's SCAP (Senior Culinary Arts Project) Assignment and Meal

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We have been hearing all about Alec's SCAP assignment all year; it counts for something like 75% of their final grade but luckily it is broken down into 10 or so mini assignments throughout the year.  Yesterday he presented his meal and we were allowed to invite up to 7 family members/friends to taste it. He won't know his grade until everyone in the class has gone but I'm pretty sure he crushed it.  Our meal was delicious.  Here are the assignments the project was broken down into: 1. Pick a region and research culture, history of native ingredients, and cooking methods and write an essay about what they discovered.-- He picked GREECE! 2. Figure out what native ingredients they wanted to work with and design a menu; each menu had to have a native fruit in their dessert and a native protein for their entree.  They had to come up with a 4 course meal: bread, appetizer, main dish and dessert.  The main dish had to have a protein, vegetable, and a starch.  3. Actually design a

Wordless Wednesday: Snowy Photos

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We were supposed to have a huge snowstorm come through last Tuesday and luckily, most of it passed us by. We only ended up with around 6 or so inches of snow and with bright, sunny skies the very next day it began to melt in earnest.  However, I couldn't help but grab my camera and take a few photos throughout the day.  Taken before the sun even came up!   We got another smaller storm over the weekend and Evan and I went hiking while the snow was falling.  It was so pretty! Linking up with: Spread the Kindness, 

Talking About It Tuesdays #8

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Today's a big day for both my younger boys! My youngest is testing for his driver's license this morning and while I know he couldn't care less about passing or driving I really hope he does well so I can just be DONE with teaching driving... it's my least favorite subject.   My middle son is preparing for his huge SCAP dinner (Senior Culinary Arts Project) that he has to serve tomorrow morning; I'll have many more details and hopefully lots of yummy looking photos to share later in the week since we get to sample his menu.  I just know he's so nervous about everything going well both today and tomorrow since this is a HUGE portion of their grade. I know he's got the skills to pull it off though.    Both of them seem way less nervous than I feel but I think that's a good thing.  Meanwhile I'll try to put it all out my head and focus on our fun party.  Thank you all for linking up with us each week; keep the fun content coming!  The link with the most