Sunday, July 12, 2009


Our letter of the day was...

B! So we made this Bumble Bee - I originally wasn't going to put eyes on it, but Jase thought it needed some and added them himself. Our Bumble Bee is hanging right next to our Alligator, now!

For our B foods today, we had Blueberries and for dinner I made Black Bean (and Sweet Potato) Burritos. These were sooo yummy, I just have to share the recipe! They are also vegan, so that's an added bonus! I omitted some ingredients, and it still turned out good, so feel free to make it however you feel it would be the best.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos
Serves 4

2 medium sweet potatoes (approx. 4 cups), diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoons olive oil
One 19-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup vegetable stock
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large flour tortillas
1/4 cup salsa
1 cup vegan "cheese," grated (optional)

In a large pot of salted water, boil the sweet potatoes.

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, in a medium saucepan on medium heat, sauté the onions in oil until translucent. Add the black beans, stock, garlic, chili powder, mustard, cumin and salt. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 15 minutes.

Drain the water from the sweet potatoes; return the sweet potatoes to the pot and mash with a potato masher. Set aside. Once the bean mixture is done, mash with potato masher and set aside.

Lay 4 tortilla shells on the counter. Spread out onto each tortilla: 1 tablespoon salsa, 1/4 of the sweet potato, 1/4 of the beans, and 1/4 of the "cheese." Roll up each burrito and serve as is, or bake in the oven until hot. Enjoy!!!

For our "non-B" activity, we went to a local park and went "creeking" - and of course I didn't bring my camera again. It was sitting right inside of the front door, though, when we got home! Jase didn't want to go into the water, but we still had loads of fun watching all of the other kids. They would make a half circle in the water, around a net, and then splash their way up to the net. At the last second, the two people holding the next would lift it up out of the water and see what got caught. There were tonnss of crawfish, a few little fishes, a tadpole, some larvae from dragonflies and other insects, as well as quite a few other things.

Right now, along with our letters every day, Jase is also working on "lines" worksheets to improve his fine motor skills and get better acquainted with writing letters. You can find some of these worksheets for free at -

(By the way - We didn't have any super special B books to show pictures of, just "My B Sound Box" and "The Berenstain Bear's B Book".)

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