Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #114: Hamantaschen Cookies (From the My Father's World manual)

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Last week we were learning about Queen Ester with our My Father's World lessons. We got to make Hamantaschen Cookies for the first time ever, and I have to tell you, they were delicious. The cookie part is like a lemon sugar cookie and then we added some scrumptious filling.

Here is how we made the cookies, though I am not sure if I can share the exact recipe as it is from the teacher manual. Once I find out for sure, I will update the post.

The older girls helped to make the dough.

We creamed the butter, oil, and sugar together.

Then we grated the lemon rind.

We beat in the egg and lemon rind.

Then we added the flour. The recipe calls for 1 1/4 to 1 1/3. We found a 1 1/4 to be just right. I almost thought it was too dry. After we mixed the flour in, it was refrigerated for a few hours.

Then Mr. Harold helped mommy roll and cut out the dough. And we put the cookie circles on the greased cookie sheet.

Then it was time for the filling.

I can share this part, because specifics weren't given in the manual. I used 1/4 cup of apricot preserves, plus a couple of tablespoons or so of dried diced plums and a couple of tablespoons or so of chopped walnuts.

We placed a teaspoon of mixture in the middle of each cookie.

Then I folded the sides up to make triangles, pinching the sides together so only a little of the filling showed.

We baked them in a 375 degree oven for 14 minutes. Recommended time is 12-15 minutes.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
PhotobucketMore the Merrier MondayFull Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home
Find a New Recipe Friday at Almost Supermom

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Winning Moves Games Giveaway

Do you like to play games with your family? I know I do. It's such a wonderful way to get some quality family time in. I am pleased to be able to bring you this fun giveaway.

Winning Moves Games Giveaway

Sponsored by Winning Moves
Hosted by Kathy's Savings


 This giveaway is for six Winning Moves Games. The games are Guess Who?, Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Fish, Fish, Squish!, Connect 4 Twist & Turn, Candy Land and Rubik's Speed Cube. 

The giveaway is open to the U.S. only. 
This will run from 4/25-5/9. 
You can enter below for your chance to win. 
Good luck to everyone.

Disclosure: Kathy's Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #44: April 23, 2015

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around April 23rd, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook. 

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. 

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Originally posted April 22nd, 2012
School Time: Rainbows

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Jennifer from A "Peace" of Mind shared

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: April 22nd, 2015 (w/linky)- Fun at the Drive-In

We had the opportunity to go to a new-to-us drive-in theater this past weekend. I have to admit, it is much nicer than our normal drive-in. Here, take a peek.

The children had fun pretending to play the games in the arcade section.

They also have a miniature golf range outside.

Though, all the fun parts aren't out there yet. We were sad to hear they may be getting rid of the miniature golf anyway.

Love this classic look!

Before the movie, they even play the National Anthem while showing a montage of scenes.

We watched Home and...


Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

Tots and Me

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