Best Christmas Ever!

Laid off. Struggling with life’s purpose and direction. Possibly sick and dying. But he doesn’t know any of that. “This is the best Christmas ever!” he announces as we decorate the (overpriced) tree. and I realize he’s right. Of course. It is the best Christmas ever. Five minutes later, while brandishing a dreidel like a dagger he exclaims, “Prepare to …

Inclusive Education

Our son has Autism. This fall, he transitioned from an ECP (early childhood special ed) classroom to a typical Kindergarten class. We did so for a variety of reasons, one of which is the theory that Inclusive Education is beneficial for both the special-needs student and his classmates. PBS released a really great article about this today. We never really …

Broccoli-Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

You know that Kraft Food & Family magazine that comes every so often? (I guess they are charging for subscriptions now) It’s pretty much a 20-page advertisment, but every once in a while you can find a real keeper in there… I don’t even like broccoli (even though I eat it almost every day), but I like this. It’s pretty …

Homemade Salsa

OK, so this isn’t technically what we had for dinner last night… we had stir fry. This is what NoŽl spent most the day working on though. She’s been canning like a fiend this summer… first strawberry jam, then cherry, then blueberry… last week she canned some tomatoes which got us thinking…. salsa!!! She makes fresh salsa quite regularly which …