Autumn is here in all her glory; the leaves are golden, the mornings are crisp and afternoons sunny, frost has killed the garden, the vegetables are all harvested. It is the time of year for cozy fires in the stove in the morning with a mug of hot coffee or tea and a good book. We are settling very nicely into our school year. It is going well; there have been a few bumps and adjustments but I am pleased with how it is going.
Some of the fun autumn activities we have enjoyed were a trip to the corn maze and pumpkin patch with Grandma and Grandpa and cousins, as well as a day at our local cider festival. I realized we have been to the ciderfest for the past 8 years! It has really became family tradition!
We have also been enjoying our small, fairly new Charlotte Mason co-op group. It is made up of just three families and we meet in each others homes. It has been lovely. We are still in the early stages of figuring out what we are doing, but the fellowship has been nice and the children are enjoying it. We meet on Wednesdays for a short morning of lessons; mostly the riches: folksong, composer, hymn, artist, handicrafts. Then we all have lunch together and the children get to play for a while. We alternate with a nature walk every other week. The weather is still beautiful for getting outside and exploring.
With getting out of the house one morning each week I have tried to get better at planning ahead for the lunches I pack. However I usually am not very good at this and commonly I just throw together some sandwiches. A few weeks ago I had not planned ahead and realized that we were completely out of bread! I had to come up with something that was easy, fairly quick, filling and easy to pack. I had lots of eggs and my new convection oven makes baking much faster so I decided to whip up a batch of magic crustless muffin quiches. They worked so well that I made them again the next week, planned this time!
- 1cup grated cheese(I just use cheddar)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- dash of salt, pepper and nutmeg
- cooked turkey bacon crumbled(optional)
- oil or cooking spray for greasing muffin tins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Grease muffin tins. Place grated cheese and crumbled bacon if using in bottom of each tin. Whisk all other ingredients together and pour into tins. Let sit for a few minutes.
- Bake for about 25 minutes. If you are using a convection oven reduce time to about 15 minutes.
- Let cool until easy to handle then use a knife to remove from muffin tins. Pack loosely in a container and bring on your next adventure!