Sadly, teachers where I work ARE back at school. Kids don't return until July 31 so the time between today and July 31 is to bring the teachers up to speed so that the kids can do as well on the state test as the kids who live less than 10 miles away.
I guess its fair to say I am upset at having to return to work when my counterparts (who work at the school 10 miles away) are still enjoying their vacation. The state has only enough money to fund this extended learning time for one school year, so a year from now, I will still be on vacation. Oh well, maybe I can take a nice vacation with all the extra $ I will earn this year. I hear Hawaiian will be offering a new route to the land down under soon. Brisbane, here I come. . .g'day mate!
09/13: I am adding this in due to the high volume of traffic this post has been recently experiencing. This post was originally a lot longer, describing in detail the indignities educators in one particular district face at the hands of parents and the educational bureaucracy. I removed much of it, as time has passed and I thought most visitors to this post are primarily interested in the recipe for this delicious treat.
Recently, I received a comment from a nasty reader which had absolutely no validity, as it was a personal attack on teachers and any other non-healthcare worker. Please, please, please...enjoy my recipes, but if you have nothing nice to say, please refrain from leaving an anonymous comment.
September 22, 2014
If you enjoyed this apple recipe, you might want to check out another apple recipe I just posted here.
November 19, 2015
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Fresh Apple Cake
Fresh Apple Cake
1 c vegetable oil
2 c sugar
3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c chopped pecans
3 c peeled and chopped apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13" pan. Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Stir in flour and baking soda. Add vanilla, pecans, and apples. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Then prepare frosting.
1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/4 c evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Boil all ingredients in a small saucepan for 2 minutes. Set pan in bowl filled with ice water. Beat icing until of spreading consistency. Spread over top of cake.
|chops for the Ds|
I am going to be very busy in the next week. I am taking an online course. . .my first course in over 15 years! I also got volunteered to alter 9 cheerleader skirts. While the sewing part isn't difficult, not having 8 of the girls handy to try on as I fix is somewhat of a downer. I'm hoping that by this time next week, the skirts will just be a memory!