This week's postcard is very special to us because it comes from their paternal grandparents from their recent vacation.
"Learned all about cranberries this morning, then drove through Amish country and round barns. Tomorrow we go back to Minnesota and visit a Cidery before the tour ends. We have kept busy and are ready to go home. Love, Grandpa and Grandma B."
|Since the postcard featured cranberry harvesting, I decided to also make a Wisconsin Cheddar-Cranberry Spread for us to try.|
|Wisconsin Cheddar Cranberry Spread|
(adapted from All Recipes)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
In a mixer bowl, cream together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and milk until well blended. Season with mustard powder and cayenne pepper, then mix in dried cranberries. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
|James colored in a map of Wisconsin to add to our scrapbook page.|
He is still working on the scrapbook page. When he is finished, I will add a photo of the completed page to this post.
The results of the cheese tasting were:
The Cheddar-Cranberry Spread won first place with 4 likes and 3 favorites.
The Farmer's Cheese won second place (4 people liked it and 2 favorites)
The Creamy Havarti won third place (3 likes and 1 favorite)
The Sharp Provolone was voted the cheese with the worst smell.
The cheese tasting was voted by everyone as a great school activity!
We have "visited" 21 states (42%) and Washington DC with our postcard-geography album.
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If you would like to help us with our postcard-geography album, these are the states we need: Mississippi, New Jersey, Vermont, Wyoming.