Saturday Links

Saturday Links March 31, 2012

My intent was to put this up on Thursday, as part of a Thoughts for Thursday post (we haven’t forgotten Thoughts for Thursday!), but life these days has been very busy, and I’ve been battling a cold. That cold is keeping me off the soccer field this afternoon, and it’s rainy and cool here anyway, and so I’m blogging in a quiet house while my babies nap and the big kids are at soccer.

So here, in no particular order, are some links–

  • How to peel a head of garlic in less than a minute.  I admit that it took me 2 minutes, and another minute to clean my bowls, but that’s an entire head of garlic peeled in less than 3 minutes!  And it was fun, almost like a mini-workout, and my children were entertained.  I simply stored the extra, already peeled!!, garlic in my fridge, and I was good to go for the week.  If you like to cook with fresh garlic, please check out this link.
  • The Pre-School and Toddler Circuit revisited.  I’m giving a talk at the local CHAPLET Homeschooling Conference on the Circuit.  If you use the Circuit in your home or have any ideas/thoughts for me to include, please feel free to comment.  If you live in the NJ/Philadelphia area, and you homeschool, or are thinking about homeschooling, I’d love to meet you!  Details are here.
  • I discovered an amazing fried chicken nugget recipe.  They taste like Chick-fil-A and they are addictive.  The secrets–pickle juice, a little bit of powdered sugar, and peanut oil.  You can find the recipe, and a lot of other great recipes, here.
  • A very good article on Tim Tebow–Tebow in Babylon.  I’m still not sure how Tebow and the dysfunctional Jets will jive, but it will make for some interesting media.
  • If you are anything like me, you have experienced a mild to moderate irritation at some of the things people put on their cars (you know those stick people, oval bumper stickers saying where you vacation, etc.).  Check out my friend’s new blog, and read her amusing thoughts on seven mystifying things people put on their cars.  I was laughing out loud.
  • Anyone ever taken a Catholic family retreat?  I’ve heard good things about this place.  I’d love to hear any thoughts?
  • I’m reading Walter Isaacson’s very interesting biography on Steve Jobs.  I think I’ve shared here before that I have a very odd interest in Jobs’ life, and the book has only made him all the more intriguing.  So far, the book is excellent.

Well, now the baby is awake and my quiet time for the day has ended.  Have a blessed weekend!


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