Butter Crisp Peasant Bread, A Few Notes On My Stoneware Addiction and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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This recipe has been a go-to at our house lately and it is absolutely ADDICTIVE.  It goes with everything and we’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for snacks in between.  It’s the perfect mix of salty and sweet and the bottom crust crisps as it bakes, so it’s not tough, but actually tastes like crispy butter.  And the best part?  From start to finish, it’s ready in 2 hours.

It really is incredibly easy and is one recipe that my 10 and 8 year old girls can easily put together with glorious results!

 

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And now I have to get to the OTHER best part…the stoneware pan that you see above.  This particular stoneware is actually more of a bowl and I’ve done baked stews, a casserole and even roasts and baked chicken in it before.  I grabbed it from Pampered Chef several years ago and it’s one of my all time favorites because when it comes to this buttery bread, it’s a match made in heaven.

Peasant bread is a very rustic recipe, it’s nothing fancy but has incredibly simple and light flavors, yet it’s hearty and filling.  Baking it in a stoneware pan only seems fitting. (This exact piece was discontinued, but the you can use their round baker ,which I love because it has a lid with it – my baking bowl doesn’t)

As I’ve started simplifying my kitchen, my stoneware pans have been those pieces that I return to again and again.  They’re incredibly versatile and absolutely non-toxic – so I won’t be finding any little black flecks of non-stick scariness in my casseroles or cupcakes.  A few notes on Pampered Chef stoneware…

  • Amazing heat retention.
  • Moisture is drawn away from food for light and crispy results.
  • Won’t retain oils, odors or flavors.
  • Nonstick “seasoning” builds up with every use: the darker it looks, the better it cooks!
  • Microwave-, freezer- and conventional and convection oven-safe.
  • Pan scraper included for easy cleanup.
  • Made in the USA.

And before I share this amazing recipe with you, here comes the great part – I’m working with a dear friend Christiana and hosting an online Pampered Chef party – so you can browse their products in your jammies while sipping your coffee without feeling like everyone at the party is waiting for you to fill out that order slip and justbuysomethingalready.

(Can you tell I have an aversion to in-home parties…)

Sorry.

So click on over to my page – and for every $25 you spend, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card!!! All orders must be placed by June 26th, 2016 and the Amazon gift card winner will be announced here on the blog on 6/27!

I adore my Pampered Chef stoneware and kitchen tools that I’ve accumulated over the years.  They’re incredibly high quality and worth the slow investment – buy a few pieces here and there and stock up over time.

I did a little math, and if you’re a mama who cooks most of her family’s meals at home, that means you’re cooking somewhere in the neighborhood of 900 meals a month!! In my book, it’s worth it to buy kitchen tools that you love that can also become a family heirloom!

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And now for the amazing buttery sweet recipe that I promised…

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, yeast and sugar.
  2. Once the yeast has dissolved, add in the flour and salt and mix thoroughly (the dough will be very wet)
  3. Cover your bowl and set it in a warm spot for an hour.
  4. In the mean time, thickly coat the inside of your bread pan with the butter (go heavy - trust me!)
  5. After 60 minutes, transfer your sticky dough to the buttered pan and allow it to rise for another 30 minutes while your oven preheats.
  6. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 375 and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the top is a golden brown.
  7. Remove from the pan and allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Don't skip this part - if you leave it in the pan, the flavor is still amazing, but the crust will get soggy from the butter and the steam.
  8. ok. If you can't wait 10-15 minutes for it to cool, I don't blame you...
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And don’t forget to head over to my site and take a look!  Get your order placed by June 26, 2016 to be entered to win the $25 Amazon gift card!

Butter Crisp Peasant Bread :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

*this giveaway is sponsored by me and is not affiliated with Pampered Chef, Amazon or Vintage Kids Modern World blog.  I just adore my cookware and want to share the love and add in a fun giveaway!

 

 

 

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NEW Charlotte Mason Inspired Multi Year Naturalist Homeschool Planner

Charlotte Mason Inspired Multi-Year Naturalist Homeschooling Printable Planner from Vintage Kids Modern World

 

My MULTI-YEAR Charlotte Mason Inspired Naturalist Homeschool Planner is here!

I wanted something in a simple, minimalist style and I needed something that would work for multiple children.  Many homeschool planners that are out today don’t take into account your method of homeschooling.  They’ll cover the basics – math, science, reading, phonics, etc.  However, when it comes to habit training, composers, artists and poets; those subjects that are somewhat a hallmark of the Charlotte Mason method of schooling, well, it makes scheduling on paper a little tricky and cumbersome.

So, here’s my solution!

Each Naturalist Planner comes with…

  • Planning Sheets for Terms 1-3
  • Weekly Lesson Planning Sheets with spaces for each child, and then a box to plan out the subjects that you’ll cover together
  • Attendance Sheets (for those whose state requires it)
  • Score Tracking Sheets for grading per assignment (for those whose state requires it)
  • Book Log
  • Field Trip planning sheet
  • Curriculum List
  • Wish List
  • Note Pages
  • Easy Lunch List (so that you can keep a quick reference for those days when lunch time sneaks up on you and you’re out of ideas!)
  • A choice of 2 different covers
  • BONUS: 4 printable word art quotes to place in your planner or to print out for your school area!

AND NEW IN THIS VERSION…

I’ve added and cleaned up a few things to make it even more efficient and to account for larger families (with more than 3 children)

  • I’ve changed some of the covers and dates so that this planner can be used for multiple years – keep printing as long as you’d like!  The only pages that are date-specific are the cover sheets that are included.  BUT, lucky for you, if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll be able to download a NEW COVER each month as i RELEASE THEM!
  • Additional weekly lesson planning sheets with 3 layouts to choose from – for 1, 2, or 3 children, from which you can print multiples for larger families.
  • A daily routine sheet for you to plan out the over-all flow of your day with each child (so you can remember who is doing what, when!)
  • Calendar cover sheets with beautiful quotes to separate the months in your planner.
  • Handwriting sheets for your early learners and for beginning narration and dictation.
  • 2 NEW cover options – PLUS, I’ll be releasing one new cover sheet every month for you to download for free, for subscribers to the blog!

Take a look at a sampling of sheets below – and make sure to download my FREE Homeschool Monthly Planning Calendar that corresponds with the planner below!

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Here’s a look at the planning sheet for 3 children.

 

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I’ve set aside space for each child’s individual work.  My 5th grader and 2nd grader both do Math, but not together, so I put “Math” under their individual boxes and that allows me to tailor each lesson’s record to them.  However, for instance, we do History and Science together, so those subjects go in the bottom box labeled “together” and I can record what work we did corporately down there.

There are also sheets for planning out and brainstorming ideas for the areas of study for each term…

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as well as a field trip planning sheet and attendance sheets

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….and a place to make a running list of lunches that are easy to throw together…

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…And for the bonus sheets, I’ve included 4 printable word art quotes!

You’ll find Galatians 6:9, a favorite verse of mine (that was written for homeschool moms, if you ask me...) and some of my favorite Charlotte Mason quotes.  These will print out on 8.5×11 sheets of paper so that you can add them to your planner, or you can print them for display in your homeschool area – get creative and let me know where you put them! Take a look at the Galatians print!

Charlotte Mason Inspired Multi-Year Naturalist Homeschooling Printable Planner from Vintage Kids Modern World

Over the next week, I’ll be sharing how I use my planner and how I set it up!  Make sure that you’re subscribed so that you don’t miss the upcoming planning series and my curriculum haul for 2016-2017!

Now, for the best part!  The proceeds from each planner will go towards funding our adoption!  We are incredibly antsy to complete our fundraising and each purchase gets us closer!

Thank you for supporting us and for partnering with us!  I hope this little planner helps tie up the loose ends in your planning process and makes it a little more aesthetically pleasing to boot!

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 My planner is set at Debut Pricing and is 75% off TODAY (6/13/16) ONLY!

Until midnight EST tonight (June 13, 2016) get

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Now, to answer a few questions…

  • Can I return my planner if I decide that I don’t like it? I think you’re truly going to love it, so hopefully this won’t come up.  However, when it comes to returns, sorry, but once you’ve decided to buy it, it’s yours.  It’s an instant download and is not refundable.
  • Can I share this planner with other homeschooling mamas? YES! Please do! Tell your co-op buddies, your IG friends and your hairdresser, but don’t send them your files and please don’t print them out their own copy.  The money that’s raised here on this blog goes to help fund our adoption, so the more people that you tell, the better!  The files that you are purchasing are from me to you, so on scout’s honor, please just send her here to my blog!
  • What if I have A CRAZY AMOUNT OF KIDS?  Then feel free to print as many weekly lesson planning sheets as needed!  You can print them double sided if need be, so that you have 2 sheets facing you when they’re in a 3-ring binder, thus providing space to plan for 6 children at a time.  More than 6 kids? (holy smokes)  Then you’ll need to print multiple double-sided sheets.
  • Is there a monthly Calendar?  So glad you asked!  YES, and you can find it for FREE, right here!  (and make sure to grab it!  The monthly calendar is where you’ll plan out your artist, composer and poet studies for the month, as well as your habits and handiwork.)
  • Do I have to print it in color?  Nope, but it’s ohsopretty if you do.  No worries though if you’ve only got black ink.  Print it off and leave it as it is, or color them in during one of your nature hikes!
  • What kind of paper should I use?  I prefer this one because it feels so much more sturdy and is a step up from regular printer paper.  It’s worth the few extra dollars to kick your planner up a notch.  However, that being said, plain old white paper will do just fine!  In upcoming posts, I’ll give you a look into my planner and how I arranged it.  I decided to print my calendar sheets on card stock and the rest of the sheets on 65lb paper.

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2016-2017 FREE Printable Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Planning Calendar

2016-2017 Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Planning Calendar - FREE PRINTABLE - from Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

The next round of homeschool calendar pages is here!

You can read a little bit more about how I use them and my reasons behind creating them here, in last years’ calendar release.  If you’ve been around for long, you know that I have a slight planner addiction, and they need to be aesthetically pleasing (as well as functional) to make the cut.

However, when it comes to homeschooling calendars and planners, it was even harder to find what I wanted that actually fit our Charlotte Mason homeschooling style.  Most homeschool planners take a lot of arm twisting and white-out to plan for term-based poet studies, narration, dictation and the like.  It’s possible, but I wanted something that was specifically designed for a Charlotte Mason homeschool day.

This calendar is the perfect compliment to my new Charlotte Mason Multi-Year Naturalist Planner and  you can grab one here!

My 2016-2017 Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool calendar pages are perfect for planning out some of those hallmarks of a Charlotte Mason education…poet study, artist study, handicrafts and habit training.   Each page features a nature themed watercolor image that is the perfect compliment to your nature journals and study of the living world.

Stick it in your planner or hang them in your home as a pretty reminder, building that atmosphere of learning and appreciation.

2016-2017 Charlotte Mason Homeschool planner Calendar Pages FREE Printable at Vintage Kids Modern World

And a quick tip – when you print out your calendar, I definitely recommend springing for a high quality paper, like this.  It’s the happy medium between regular old printer paper and the 110 lb. card stock that I use.  I wasn’t sure it was worth the extra cost, but I always felt like home-printed sheets never measured up to store-bought and they always felt “cheap” and, well, homemade.  The paper quality was the reason why, and paying a few extra dollars for a nicer paper makes all the difference in my book, especially knowing that I will get a school-years worth of use out of them in my planner!  It’s not as see-through, there’s very little pen bleed, and it just feels nicer. And now I sound like a paper-nerd.

So enjoy – print away to your heart’s content, a month at a time or all together, and share it with your other homeschooling mamas, but be a dear and don’t sell it, ‘k?  And make sure that you have color ink or have it printed at a Kinkos near you- it makes the pictures oh so pretty.  Paper nerd.  I know.

Enjoy your upcoming school year with these simple naturalist calendar planning pages!

June 2016 | July 2016 | August 2016

September 2016 | October 2016 | November 2016

December 2016 | January 2017 | February 2017

March 2017 | April 2017 | May 2017

Make sure to check out my corresponding Charlotte Mason Inspired Naturalist Homeschool Planner here!

 

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