Recipe for a Happy Homeschool

This is another Home Education Week topic from Principled Discovery. Today’s topic is Recipe for Success and here is mine!

Recipe for a Happy Homeschool

1. Take one small house, a little shabby and not too neat, make sure it has a decent sized backyard.

2. Place in home a mother, a father and several small and active children, various ages and genders.

3. Add a generous helping of full bookshelves and mix well.

4. Season this mixture with several critters, some friends, library trips and lots of good conversation.

5. Top with with some outside classes; preferably dance or soccer.

6.  Let stew together for as long as you like (or at least 175 days a year).

I know everyone’s homeschooling is different, but this *recipe* has worked well for us! 😉

I also have a *real* recipe.  This is one the kids ask for again and again!

Crock-pot Pulled Pork

1 3-4lb boneless pork loin roast

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp sweet paprika

Rinse pork roast the pat dry.  Rub with mixture of salt, cayenne, garlic powder and paprika.  Place rubbed roast in crock pot and add water.  Pour water around the roast, rather then over it so the rub stays put.

Cook on low all day (I left it in for 9hrs once!).  About 1/2 hour before eating drain most of the liquid out of the crock, remove the fat layer and shred the roast with two forks.  Add BBQ sauce of your choice (I particularly like Honey chipotle sauce-YUM!) and let the meat sit no low for about another 30 minutes. 

I serve this with rolls (for sandwiches) or over rice.  It’s even better the next day!


9 responses to this post.

  1. Hey…your house sounds like our house! And I may be back for your other recipe as well. We are growing to love our slow cooker very much. Maybe I should add that to my recipe!


  2. Great recipes! Cute homeschooling recipe, and yummy pulled pork! I’m gonna try that one!


  3. Gonna have to try the recipe (with chicken, though) – – sounds GREAT!! : )
    Love your “other recipe” too!

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. Enjoyed your post. And your recipe sounds good!


  5. Thanks for sharing your recipes. I’ve enjoyed reading your Home Education Week posts.


  6. I love both recipes! I’m already doing the first one, 😉 and plan to copy the second one to eat! yum, yum


  7. Great entry! Your home sounds happy and fun,


  8. I love your recipe! It sounds familiar, especially the bookshelves. 🙂 Your food recipe sounds great (and easy) too; I’ll have to try it.



  9. So clever! That is exactly how we operate, too.


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