Sunday, August 12, 2007

Free Laminating for Educators!

Laminating is a wonderful thing turning an ephemeral object into something more permanent. My current project is making a paper slip wall timeline for our school. So I was thrilled to learn that Office Max will be offering free laminating for teachers (that includes home educators) now through September 3rd. You can sign up for their Max Perks for Teachers program here but check your store for any proof requirements they may have. So gather your flashcards, charts, or what have you and head to Office Max on Thursdays. For locations check here.

For other information about educator discounts and rewards programs check this page.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Historic Paper Dolls!

I love paper dolls and so does my daughter so you can imagine how excited I got over these Swedish paper dolls. There are dolls from many different periods of history. Something fun to do while we are listening to our Story of the World CD's. I thought some of you might love them too. Check them out along with many other pages of dolls at Kattis Dolls!

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

My father gave me a wonderful birthday present this year. This ice cream maker. I happen to love ice cream and it's been really fun finding recipes and coming up with ideas. And of course my kids (and yes I'm including my husband in that) love it too. We have made ice cream sandwiches, mocha sorbet, and lemon sherbet to name a few. Tonight I made up a recipe which I thought I'd share with you. I was inspired by my husband's favorite ice cream, Ben and Jerry's Funky Munky. Banana Walnut Ice Cream with hot fudge sauce. YUM!

Jill’s Banana Walnut Ice Cream
2 cups whole milk
2 cups cream
4 bananas
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
Put 2 cups milk in blender with bananas and sugar and puree. Add cream to mixture then place in ice cream maker and follow maker’s directions. During last five minutes add walnuts.

Makes 2 quarts
You might notice that this recipe is for 2 quarts but my ice cream maker is only 1.5 quart. Yeah, I gave the mixture that wouldn't fit to the kids as milkshakes. They didn't complain. So check the size of your maker and halve the recipe if needed.