This afternoon we made a trip to Raleigh to a homeschool curriculum store. I have been wanting to visit there for a few months and just never made it until today. I needed a couple of things and had called ahead to make sure they had what I needed. I got what I needed today and saved shipping.
One thing I needed was a teacher's manual for Emily's Latina Christiana II. Why we didn't get it when we purchased the rest of the curriculum, I don't remember. I certainly do NEED it!
Another item was a spelling curriculum. I have been back and forth on this for months and finally went with All About Spelling. I have read lots of reviews and testimonials and this one seems like it could be a good fit for my children. I have one very strong speller and one that struggles. We will start with this Monday.
We are going to relax this weekend, starting tonight with some homemade pizza. We have a family tradition of pizza most weekends. We have used several recipes over the years and finally found the perfect dough.
We also use a bread machine and it has made so much difference. It is so thick and scrumptious! Here is the recipe:
Bread Machine Pizza Dough
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 4 cups bread flour
- 4 tsp bread machine yeast
We also have a red dipping sauce for pizza that we love. It is not a pizza sauce, but a dipping sauce that is also great for bread sticks, chicken nuggets, meatballs, etc.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup vegetable or olive oil
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp vinegar
Now I am off to enjoy pizza and some Friday night football. One of the many things I love about fall!!