We love fresh produce around our house. Zucchini is one of our favorites. You can use it for making bread, muffins, and so much more. It makes a great filler for sneaking into sauces and it makes a great replacement for pasta. I came up with this zucchini skillet one night as a quick dinner for hubby and I because I needed to use up the zucchini. Of course once it was done, the kids who weren't hungry when I cooked, needed to try it and ate most of it before hubby and I got a chance to have some. So I dare say this recipe is family approved and now it goes into our regular rotation when I buy zucchini.
6-8 medium size Zucchini, cut into 1/4" half pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 pound of ground turkey
2 tbsp. Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute (or a general mixed seasoning)
Shredded Cheese - optional
2. While the ground turkey is cooking, chop your zucchini and onions.
3. Add the onions to the ground turkey (you can add them when the ground turkey is mostly cooked). Cook them for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
What I love about this meal is that it is simple, filling, and good for you. If there are any leftovers, they do re-heat well. Let me know what you think.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
A Review of Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1) from Code for Teens
In today's computer oriented world, I believe that it is important for kids to learn more than just the basics like typing. I think it is important for them to know some of the background, why, and how to of coding so that they can learn why computer programs do what they do. This is why I was excited to receive a copy of Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1) from Code for Teens for Buddy to review. I was hoping that this book would be a good start to get him interested in and learning about computer programming and coding.
Programming and coding are subjects that every teen will deal with if they use a computer, play a video game, or visit a website. This is why Jeremy Moritz wrote Code For Teens: The Awesome Beginner's Guide to Programming (Volume 1). He decided that if teens were going to deal with all this technology, they should be able to learn why technology does what it does. Since he helps homeschool his children and couldn't find coding material that would teach this skill at a pace that teens can understand and use, he created his own book that would do just that. He believes that having teens learn code opens a world of possibilities for them especially when programming jobs are in high demand. I agree with him.
- Chapter 1: Hello World!
- Chapter 2: Time to Operate
- Chapter 3: Comment on the String Section
- Chapter 4: Have Some Functions
- Chapter 5: Shall I Compare?
- Chapter 6: Logically Operational
- Chapter 7: Projects Galore
- Chapter 8: Hip Hip Array!
- Chapter 9: Loop a Round
- Chapter 10: Make a Hangman Game
Students can work through this book on a computer or tablet. They just need to use Google Chrome as their browser.
I really like the layout of this book and how it breaks coding speak down in to step by step instructions that are easy to understand. I like that this book is written to be fun and entertaining and it doesn't bore my son while he his working. I think it does a great job of simplifying technical jargon so that anyone picking up this book can understand the language. I definitely want Buddy to finish working his way through this book and I am definitely interested in other volumes in the series. The only suggestion I have for Code for Teens is to make the book spiral bound. This would help the book stay open to where students are working. This was Buddy's only complaint is that he would be working and his book would flip closed.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Last week we got the opportunity to go to New York. We were the 2nd set of drivers for our youth group and we helped drive them to Word of Life camp in New York. So we got a chance to not only visit the camps, but also to visit some gorgeous towns in New York. We were up in the mountains and God's handiwork was AMAZING!!! Here are some pictures from our trip:
|These are the ski jumps from the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. We have a whole new appreciation for ski jumpers...that is a crazy ridiculous height.|
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
- Whole Numbers
- Charts and Graphs
- Word Problems
- Pre-Algebra and Algebra
here. You can also learn more about Math Essentials and all the math books they offer by checking out their website. You can also find Math Essentials on Facebook. I am sure that my friends on the Homeschool Review Crew checked out other lessons in this book that I haven't got to yet, so click on the banner below to find out how they used the lessons in this book.