Not too crazy about cooking family dinners? Nancy Campbell shares how a homeschool mom can lovingly feed her family in today’s Home School Heartbeat with HSLDA President Mike Smith.
With us again today is Above Rubies Director Nancy Campbell. Nancy, what practical meal preparation tips do you have for busy homeschool moms?
When you have little ones, and you’re homeschooling, you may find that a Crock-Pot is invaluable. In the morning, when you’re not so tired after the whole day, you can put on a stew, a pot roast or something similar in the Crock-Pot and it can cook slowly all day. Then you can just add a salad in the evening. Many homeschooling mothers like to do once-a-month cooking, and they find it a great blessing. You may like to do that, too. I’ve never done it myself; I like the day-to-day meal preparation. I believe it’s also part of homeschooling. This is one of the subjects that many mothers fail to teach their children. It’s not a waste of time and it’s just as important as any scholastic subject. But I would encourage you, bring your children in, make them part of your meal preparation. Make it a part of your homeschooling because in doing this you are preparing them to set up their home and how to cook for, not just to help you now, but one day when they start their own homes.
Well, that’s very practical. Listeners, join us again tomorrow as we talk more about this topic with Nancy. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.