Even though my kids are homeschooled, we use a curriculum called Classical Conversations, where we go to “school” one day a week during the school year. When I began, I loved the ability for my children to be in a classroom with other children, be under the authority of an adult other than me, give a weekly presentation, do weekly science experiments and have lunch with their friends in a lunch room. It was so fun to take them to “school” each week but still have the joy of being home with them the other four days! I’ve grown to love so much more about the classical method of education over the last 5 years. But one of the things I still love the most is the opportunity to give fun gifts to their classmates and teachers!
I really do make things other than desserts. I know you won’t believe me if you’ve only been following my blog recently. For some reason, I have been exclusively posting these decadent treats. But I think you’ll thank me for this one!
We were baking bread today and one of my tricks is to bake something while the bread is rising in order to provide heat for the rising process without wasting a hot, empty oven. My kids decided cookies were the perfect thing to bake, but I was out of baking powder. How in the world does that happen? Anyway, I wanted to have a recipe that only used baking soda and I really wanted to utilize oatmeal. After a short trip on Pinterest, I found a recipe that my kids could easily make. They decided to change it up and this is what they came up with!