Ode to Home-Ec (plus recipe)


When my son came home and told me he started his home-ec quarter, I was surprised.  I had no idea they did that anymore.  My daughter missed out because we lived somewhere else during this grade.

“Do you like it?” I asked.

“You’ll see,” he answered.


I think I know the answer now.  I’ve had 4 mugs of orange julius (copycat recipe) in the last 3 days.  And every single one has been made by my son without me asking (and without him asking, for that matter).  As long as you have the ingredients, you can enjoy it too!


2 c. milk

6 ice cubes

6 oz. orange concentrate

1/3c. sugar

2 c. water


If on the fourth batch, you get a little careless in measuring (because you’ve become an expert by now), you can expect a sort of volcanic reaction with the foam and blender lid.  The kids will likely volunteer to lick it up.


P.S. Tip from Sam:  “Don’t buy the kind with added calcium.  It doesn’t taste as good as regular orange concentrate.”

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