The very first thing I did was to print off the free Autumn/Fall thematic Unit from SchooExpress.com. I will have to tweak it somewhat so that the girls can enjoy it too. Since we had several errands to run today, I used the time in the car to discuss the difference between the Autumn/Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice.
The next thing I did was to get out some fall decorations. I need something visual to tell me it's fall because unfortunately, the weather is NOT going to tell me! Since our yard is overflowing with acorns, I asked the girls to go and find as many as they could. All I needed was a new candle and here's what we came up with....
Yes, it's there, amongst all the homework disaster from last year. Below is an up close shot.
Next, I browsed through a cookbook I bought while in Tennessee. I chose Taco Stew! It was pretty simple. Here is the recipe. I doubled it.
1 lb ground beef
1 med. onion, chopped
1 can (10.75 oz) tomato soup
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn
1 can (15 oz) chili beans
1 can (16 oz) tomatoes with chiles
1 pkg. (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 cup water
In a skillet, brown beef and onion; drain fat and rinse. Add remaining ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or corn bread and shredded Monterrey jack cheese.
|Fresh, homemade cornbread....yummmm!|
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