My life on WIC


Food, Foster care

Confession: I promised myself I’d never go back on WIC again – Women, Infants, and Children food and nutrition service. I used the program once before, for a foster son with special needs who lived entirely on Pediasure. He drank $10-$15 a day, and neither we nor his birth mother, to whom he was returning, […]

April 20, 2018

On the whole


Food

This is the sixth homemade dinner that’s been brought to my door since my foster kiddos arrived seven weeks ago; and another is promised for next week. Plus there’ve been special desserts and homemade granola and snack mixes and a huge box of diapers and babysitting and you know, little stuff like that; ladies bring this and say can you use it? I don’t know how to say how blessed I am.

March 3, 2018

Two simple breakfasts, family sized


Food

Confession: Mornings are not my thing. Which means that I thoroughly enjoy cooking breakfast. If it happens after 10 am. Honestly, I adore breakfast foods, but I don’t understand why they have to be served at the crack of dawn. I scratch our itch for them by cooking “brupper” sometimes (my children’s word for pancakes […]

February 16, 2018

Giveaway: September Farm Sampler


Food

As of Nov 14, 2017, this giveaway is closed. Confession: I do love a good cheese, a good family, and a good story. All three come together in the business I’m promoting today: September Farm Cheese. If you live near Lancaster County, you already know about September Farm. Their beautiful store is the place to stop […]

November 7, 2017

Our favorite pizza


Food

Confession: We always have pizza on Saturday nights, unless we are away from home. It’s a tradition I grew up with in my family, and now my children count on it. The soft and delicious crust is a recipe passed down to me by my mom. Pizza Dough 1 scant Tbsp. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar […]

September 2, 2017

Gifts of great beauty


Life around home, Uncategorized

So now that we are talking to each other, what should we talk about? If I were a smarter blogger, I would have quickly followed up on your willingness to talk with a titillating post on a hot topic, like “Q: What do you think of The Shack?” (A: I don’t think of it at […]

March 28, 2017