Breakfast Hash

Tired of eggs for breakfast?  This breakfast hash is a great way to switch things up a bit and is delicious and filling.  Enjoy!

Serves 6

2 large sweet potatoes

1 large onion

3 green peppers

3 cloves garlic

1 pound sausage

2 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup fresh spinach

1 tablespoon coarse sea salt, plus more to taste

fresh ground black pepper, to taste

 

How To Prepare

Peel and chop sweet potato and onion. Finely chop the green pepper and mince the     garlic. Remove the sausage from its casing and chop into bite-sized pieces.

In a skillet, sauté oil and garlic over medium heat for 1 minute.

Add in chopped sweet potato and stir.

After 4-5 minutes, add in peppers and onion.

Let sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix in chopped sausage, let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.

Mix in fresh spinach, and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until sautéed.

8  Remove skillet from heat and serve hot.

 

Recipe Credit: Real Plans

 

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Paleo Pad See Ew Recipe

I’m not even sure how to properly pronounce the name of this recipe, but it sure is good!  My kitchen is the second most favorite place to be in my home and I love trying out new recipes to add a little variety to our somewhat mundane meal plan.  And this one, my friends, has earned a spot on our weekly rotation.  It tastes just like chicken and broccoli from the Chinese restaurant but BETTER! Seriously.  It is a one pot meal, the total prep time is about 15 minutes, AND I love the added carrot “noodles.”  I think it is just genius!  I changed the recipe slightly to fit our taste.  I used 4 eggs instead of 2 because we really love eggs, and I added a pinch of salt and pepper right at the end before serving. Enjoy!

Paleo Pad See Ew

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker – AgainstAllGrain.com

SERVES: 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I prefer olive oil for the taste with this dish, but coconut will work too)
  • 3 cups broccoli rabe florets and leaves (or chinese broccoli)
  • 10 carrots, peeled
  • ⅓ cup coconut aminos (the verdict is still out on whether this is SCD legal, so use with caution if you’re SCD)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons coconut sugar (sub honey for SCD or omit for Whole30)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Lay your peeled carrots flat on a cutting board and use a Y-peeler to create very thin but wide ribbons. A regular vegetable peeler will work too, a Y-peeler is just easier to use when the carrot is flat. You basically just continue peeling the carrot after you’ve removed the outer dirty skin.
  2. Slice the chicken very thinly on a diagonal. Warm the oil in a deep saute pan or wok over medium heat, then add the garlic and chicken and saute for 5 minutes until the chicken is white on the outside.
  3. Add the broccoli, coconut aminos, and coconut sugar, and continue cooking for 5 minutes until the broccoli has softened a bit. Add the carrot ribbons and cook for 5 more minutes.
  4. Push the stir-fry aside in the pan, then crack the 2 eggs into the pan and stir vigorously to scramble them. Let them cook for a minute or so until they have firmed up, then mix everything back together.
  5. Serve

2015-2016 Curriculum Choices

This topic makes me super excited. I don’t know about you, but while others are completely overwhelmed by all of the choices and methods, I get a rush of adrenaline…especially when I am finally able to purchase the curriculum and dive into it (which is probably the reason why this is my third time switching/exchanging what we are doing)  😉   This IS my first year homeschooling though, so I plead being an indecisive rookie at all of this rather than a homeschool curriculum adrenaline junkie 😉

Here are our choices for the 2015-2016 school year.   At the end of the school year, I will write another post reviewing everything we did, what I liked and didn’t like, what I would do differently, as well as plans for the next school year.

Subjects I’m teaching together:

Scripture memory (Simply Charlotte Mason)  get yours here for free!  https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/scripture-memory-verse-cards/

I absolutely LOVE their method for memorizing scripture. See it here:

https://simplycharlottemason.com/timesavers/memorysys/

Bible –  Because I said so…A biblical study on obedience, My Brother’s Keeper, learning to love your siblings God’s way (Not Consumed), Who Is God? (Apologia)

Character Study – We  will be discussing what the following characteristics mean and how to live them out in daily life:  Godliness, Trust in God, Reverence, Submissive, Love, Service, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Contentment, Generosity, Stewardship, Diligence, Initiative, Cooperation, Responsibility, Joyfulness, Peacemaker, Patience, Graciousness, Integrity, Discernment, Self-Control and Honesty.

Habits – Laying down the rails (Simply Charlotte Mason)

History –   Early American History through Literature (Beautiful Feet Books)

Science – Astronomy (Apologia)

Poetry Study – Robert Louis Stevenson (Simply Charlotte Mason)

Read Alouds – (Sonlight)

 

Individual Studies:

Adriana – 4th grade

Language Arts

All About Spelling (every day)

Spelling wisdom (1x per week)

Fix it Grammar (4 days per week)

Story Starters (1x per week)

Readers (Sonlight)

 

Math

CTC Math

Life of Fred

 

Jason – 2nd grade

Language Arts

All about spelling (every day)

Explode the Code (4x per week)

A Child’s Copybook Reader (Handwriting) (3x per week)

Readers (Sonlight)

 

Math

CTC Math

Life of Fred

 

I would love to know what you other homeschool moms out there have planned for this year.  Feel free to share in comments.