Eastern Europe feast

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Cabbage rolls in tomato juice My husband and I lived in Eastern Europe for several years when we were newly married.  Although we weren’t huge fans of cabbage rolls at the time, I got a yen for them last week and decided we would have an Eastern European feast. I didn’t know that my hankering [...]

Costumes for the Medieval Feast

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  It took a bit of doing to pull the costumes for this feast together. But it really wasn’t too hard. My boys already had a good bit of what they needed in their costume bin. Our oldest son has a Scottish William Wallace Claymore sword from Vision Forum that he wanted to wear to [...]

Recipes for the Medieval Feast

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  Menu: Wassail Selection of Cheeses Bread Potato and Leek Soup Pheasant from the King’s Forest (aka Roasted Chicken Legs) Wild Boar (aka Ham) apple tarts gingerbread Recipes: For the wassail, we just used warmed apple cider. You could put some mulling spices in it if you want to. Leek and Potato Soup One bundle [...]

Decorating for the Medieval Feast

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  We celebrated our Medieval Feast last night! Usually our feasts only involve our family, but we did something on a slightly larger scale this time. Another family joined in, as well as my dad. The children from both families met earlier this week and prepared a program to present during the feast. It was [...]

Viking Feast

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Beef stew, rye bread with butter, non-alcoholic mead, and soft cheese. No feast has been more highly anticipated in our home than the Viking Feast. My husband can trace his Norwegian heritage all the way back to Harald Hardrade, the Norwegian King who was killed in 1066 in the Battle of Stamford Bridge….and beyond. My [...]

Roman Feast

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  We kicked off our back-to-school hands on projects with a Roman Feast this week. We ended the school year studying Ancient Rome and picked up where we left off with a look at how the Roman Empire fell. Things are crazy busy right now, so I wanted to keep this feast simple. I managed [...]

Ancient Greek Feast

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We finished our study of Ancient Greece this week with an Ancient Greek Feast. This year we are trying something new, and holding a feast for each major country we study. It has been so much fun, and the kids thought tonight was the best yet! Why did I decide to begin holding feasts this [...]

Recipes for the Greek Feast

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  We had our Ancient Greek Feast this weekend! Here is our menu and the recipes we used. Menu: *Dried apricots and dates *Olives (Kalamata, black and green olives) *Green and red grapes *Cheese tray with herbed goat cheese, Greek Feta cheese, Pita bread slices, and toast-crackers *Marinated, grilled leg of lamb with Tzatziki sauce [...]

Feast of Booths

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We are reading through the book of Nehemiah right now. Today we read about how the people had quit celebrating the Feast of Booths (or Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot), which God put into place as a yearly reminder of how they had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years after the Exodus. Today’s “feast” [...]

International Festival

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Tonight we had the joy of participating in our homeschool group’s annual International Festival. All the children worked hard to make it a night to remember. At the beginning of the school year, each participating family chooses a country to study. Some families choose a country they want to learn more about, while other pick [...]