Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday Harvest Edition… We spent the weekend helping my parent’s cut and stack wood to prepare for the upcoming winter, so it seems the end of fall is already here (especially since I’m a fanatic and have started preparing the house for the Christmas season). After such a couple of busy days, Tea Time Tuesday was exactly what I needed.
Gathering Leaves by Robert Frost
Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who’s to say where
The harvest shall stop?
This week Jack decided to make us Harvest Trail Mix. To make your own trail mix you will need:
- 7.5 oz bag original Bugles
- 15 oz bag Chex Mix
- 8 oz bag Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
- 10 oz bag Reese’s Pieces
- 11 oz bag Candy Corn
Simply pour all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix! This is a super simply sweet & salty snack that Jack came up with on his own.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that #reallife has taken over. Our dining room is currently covered in boxes and cleaning supplies, and our school room is not much better. Due to my mess we decided to move into our living room for tea time, and it worked out perfectly. After reading our poems we snuggled up and watched a movie together.
Thank you for joining us for Tea Time Tuesday Harvest Edition.
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Welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday…
This week we are continuing our tradition of ALL things fall! And that tradition called for a Tea Time Tuesday Pumpkin edition. What is fall without pumpkin treats? There is just something about this time of year that we can’t resist… I am loving all the cozy family times we have been having lately, and all the homemade snacks.
The Pumpkins in the Corn by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Amber and blue, the smoke behind the hill,
Where in the glow fades out the morning star,
Curtains the autumn cornfield, sloped afar,
And strikes an acrid savour on the chill.
The hilltop fence shines saffron o’er the still
Unbending ranks of bunched and bleaching corn,
And every pallid stalk is crisp with morn,
Crisp with the silver autumn morns distil.
Purple the narrowing alleys stretched between
The spectral shocks, a purple harsh and cold,
But spotted, where the gadding pumpkins run,
With bursts of blaze that startle the serene
Like sudden voices,—globes of orange bold,
Elate to mimic the unrisen sun.
This week Julia chose to make pumpkin muffins for her Tea Time Tuesday Pumpkin theme. These muffins are one of our favorite fall snacks, especially to bring with us to partnership classes. To make your own pumpkin chocolate chip muffins you will need:
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 (16 oz) can of pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 cups vegetable oil
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
You can find the instructions here. These muffins are very easy to make. A lot of the time we will make a double batch because we just can’t get enough of them.
As you can see we kept our fall table decor out from last week. That didn’t stop Miss Julia from rearranging things multiple times. She informed me that we need to buy some new tablecloths so she has more options in the future (ha).
Thank you for joining us for Tea Time Tuesday Pumpkin Edition.
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