Homemaking Skills

Ideas for miniclass subjects include growing, cooking, and preserving food; home organization and cleaning; and the value of work. Miniclasses that help develop skills in parenting and family relations should also be included, when applicable.

2002 Meeting

2003 Meeting

Sample Miniclasses

The Joys of Homemaking and The Value of Work — Join Pam for an insightful discussion on homemaking, and rethink the way you approach your day-to-day living. In Proverbs 31:27, we find the example of one who “looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.” In studying this model, we will share new ideas and skills to make our homemaking more satisfying and effective than ever before.

Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements — You may only have time for one or two home projects this year. Let succesful, Cambridge-based architect and home-owner Linda teach you where to put your efforts, thus ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck, and the biggest return on your time. Your home will start to feel move livable on the spot!

Specialty Cooking Class: Meatless Main Dishes Even Your Husband Will Love — Cooking a few "vegetarian" meals each week can save you time and money, not to mention do your heart good. Carey, a registered dietitian, will show you how to create quick, healthy meatless meals your whole family will enjoy.

Organizing and Cleaning Your Home — Freeing yourself from household chaos will save you time, energy, and money. Once you learn how to organize, you will be able to stop clutter from invading your space ever again. You’ll learn the rules to follow and traps to avoid in attacking your closets, drawers, shelves, bathroom, kitchen, cosmetics, jewelry, toys, tools, art supplies, papers, and much more. Plus, you will clean your home more efficiently by learning the tricks of the trade. Megan will share her secrets of speedy housecleaning, from the pre-cleaning plan of attack to the proper tools and techniques for the dirtiest jobs.

Home Decorating on a Budget — Does Boston housing have you down? Are you tired of staring at your antique white walls and your old, hand-me-down sofa from grandma? Has your landlord forbidden you from putting nails in the walls? If so, this class is for you! Brighten up your living space with ideas ranging from Trading Spaces to Martha Stewart (plus a few Dana originals!).

Back Porch Gardening — In the October 1986 Ensign, President Ezra Taft Benson wrote, “In general, the more food we eat in its natural state—without additives—and the less it is refined, the healthier it will be for us.” We need not have a huge back yard garden to begin practicing this principle. Come to this hands-on workshop to find out what you can do with a little potting soil, a back porch, or even a free windowsill!

Cooking Demonstrations Learn a perfect spring menu in three simple steps! Each sister will take ten minutes to tell how she makes the dish, demonstrate any special techniques and describe any helpful hints she has.

8:35 Creme Brulee with Brett

8:45 Focaccia Bread with Sally

8:55 Spring Pasta with Amie

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