Friday, 29 May 2015

Parsnip Patties Gluten Free

What do you do when you have Parsnip and Carrot Mash leftover and it’s just too good to toss? 

You add two eggs and 1 cup of cornmeal and your make Parsnip patties!  

These are so good we will deliberately make a double batch of parsnip and carrot mash so there is enough to make patties to freeze.

  • 4 cups of parsnip and carrot mash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal (gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons oil (we use coconut oil)
  • Maple Syrup

  1. Mix the first three ingredients
  2. Heat a frying pan and add some of the oil
  3. Place a large dollop of the mixture in the hot frying pan and shape into a patty with a spoon
  4. Fry on both sides until the cornmeal is a nice toasted colour
  5. Place on a cookie sheet in a 350 oven
  6. Repeats steps 1 through 5 until all of the mixture is used up
  7. Serve hot with maple syrup

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Traveling with Children

Travel Journal

We have traveled a great deal with both our children and now our grandchildren.  Journaling is a wonderful way to remember and talk about a day of traveling and then to remember a trip taken together.  

As we prepared to take our granddaughters to visit Great Aunt Carla in Saskatchewan, we spent some time looking around Pinterest it see what it offered in new suggestion, activities when travelling with children.  There we came across numerous post that suggested covering scribblers with old maps for children to write in.

This idea was great and added a new twist on a travel activity we already embrace.

The girls had a great time covering their dollar store scribblers.  We used old maps and so we also used bright coloured duct tape to reinforce the spine of the books.

Using coloured markers the girls personalized their books and here we learned something new.

Emily was starting to spell out Saskatchewan and as she did she recited this rhyme “Sam And Sue Kiss At The Church Hall Every Wednesday After Noon” she learned this in school and never again will Grandma struggle to spell Saskatchewan!

Books done Emily opened her book and laughed she had placed her cover so that the book was upside down and with a true artist spirit laughed and proclaimed “I am unique!”

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Monday, 25 May 2015

10 Things to Tell Your (Grand)children in May

1) In honour of Labour Day (Canada) talk to your (grand)children about your first job.

May is also Mental Health month so spend some time talking about mental health and your family:

2) Tell them about what worried you as a child.  Did you have a recurring bad dream? 

As a child I had a recurring nightmare that there were monsters preventing me from getting to school.  I also struggled at school with a significant learning disability.
 3) If you or someone within the extended family is being treated for a mental illness in age appropriate language talk about their struggle and how they have or are overcoming it.

 4) Talk to them about what concerns you now.

Retirement concerns me, I worry that I will no longer be relevant in the world.

 5) If you have teenage (grand)children talk with them about any experiences you have had with suicide: friends, family, or when you were a teenager.  Let them know you are always available to talk. 

Remember though teenagers do their best talking in the wee hours of the morning – be ready to listen.

Mother’s Day occurs in May:
 6) Describe to each of your (grand)children what you remember about their birth and how you felt to become their (grand)mother. (if in a mother role)

 7) Talk to them about what you remember about your mother and how you celebrated Mother’s Day with her.

Mother’s Day is celebrated with a trip to the greenhouse and the purchase of a beautiful outdoor plant for Mother.

 8) Remember your Grandmother to your (grand)children.  What is your fondest memory of her?

 9) Describe to the (grand)children in your life the type of (grand)mother you are striving to be. (if in a mother role)

10) Talk to them about your greatest struggle as a woman and how you over came it. (if female)

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Pentecost Sunday

While we sing God's praise take time also to listen to God working in our lives. 
What new skills, and wonders is God giving you this Pentecost season?
The Holy Spirit is still creating, making you equal to the tasks the
Lord has set out for you in the coming year.

Through the gifts of the Holy Spirit,
 we are always equal to the challenges set before us

God always has our back!

Inspired by Juanita Laverty sermon May 24, 2015 

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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