Laura Ingalls Wilder
It started with the littles...who had never heard of Little House on the Prairie or Laura and Mary.
You know I couldn't let that go;)
One of their first bedtime stories after they joined us here
was from The My First Little House series...
beautiful picture books and such a sweet way
to introduce the preschoolers to Laura.
I went back to revisit Little House in the Big Woods myself
and have ended up reading it to the big girls every night at bedtime.
Reading Little House to middle schoolers?!
We have found so many things to talk about and study
as a result of reading the books again...
exploration, westward expansion, food preservation, osmosis, and so on...
things we may have touched on when the girls read it at a younger age
but definitely didn't completely understand.
And yes, revisiting these books each night is relaxing-
as comfortable as sharing the evening with an old friend,
who is full of insight into living a simple and happy life.
for the perfect morning
to try overnight oatmeal for the first time,
lounge in our pjs while cuddled under quilts,
read a few good books to the littles,
and watch the older girls finish an art project.
Thankful today for the sweet, simple things:)
2 c. old fashioned or steel cut oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free old fashioned oats)
1/2c. brown sugar
2 T. melted butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 apples, chopped (I used red delicious and didn’t peel them)
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. raisins
4 cups coconut milk
- Coat the inside of your slow cooker to prevent sticking. I used almond oil in place of cooking spray. Whatever you do, just don’t skip this step;)
- Combine all the above ingredients in slow cooker and stir.
- Cover and cook on low overnight or eight hours.
- Stir and serve in individual bowls. It will be pretty hot, so allow plenty of time to cool.