Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friends and fun

Temps were in the low 70's today so we took some time to play. We met up with some homeschool friends. When they called I just about said "no, we have things we should get done" and then thought "What am I saying?!!" This time of year we never know when it will be our last day to get out with out coats on. Everyone brought their scooters or roller blades to go around the half mile loop that encirlces a pond. This park has a great place for moms to sit and chat too!

Notice the big gap in the teeth? The boy lost a tooth today!

We came home to enjoy a big pot of chicken soup with dumplings. Dancer made our favorite dumplings, here is the recipe.


3 Tbsp. shortening

1 1/2 Cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 C. milk

Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt with a fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls into soup. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cook 10 more minutes covered.

To make these really tasty we add a handful of shredded cheese or some dried herbs before adding the milk.

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