Ask your kids to help

Hi there

It’s been too long. I had grand plans of reblogging everything I blogged about but decided that’s boring. Not that much fun for me and probably not that much fun for you. All the posts from 001 to 365 are here for you if you want to read them.

Instead, I’ll just pitch a debt defying act to you from time to time for your thoughts and consideration. I will say this year is going much better than last. Seems I have a handle on it. Even if it’s still a grave situation in which we find ourselves. Slaves to the debt economy.

Anyway, that aside, one tactic I use is to enlist my kids’ help. They each have a main job and it helps us to keep on top of chores. A tidier house seems a happier one in our case as it is quite tiny.

Have a great week!

Act 312

Cook with your kids

We’ve spent many a Saturday at home this last year and it’s been good for our culinary craft. I’ve learned to make bread and sauces, pastry and soups. The kids are on board. One son asks me regularly if he can please help me chop stuff up. The other is more of a taste tester and he’s developing quite a gourmet palette.

Their repertoire of recipes is getting pretty extensive: ribs, pasta, eggs, bread, muffins and cookies. They’ve been a big help and they like feeling like they can contribute to family meals. It helps at the grocery store because they understand that we can make it at home rather than buy it in a box.

If only we could reverse engineer the recipe for oreos, I’d be all set.