Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Hi All,

We came across an error last night that you need to correct in each of your
books. Actually, this appears to be an error, but it is really a
spacing/tab problem for us. We had some problems with the format and
spacing with the grammar originally, but thought we had caught everything.
Day 61 (Ancient Rome), page 217 - The answers to number one and number five
are incorrect. The italicized abbreviation "pron." should appear over the
word HIS in sentence number one. (It is incorrectly placed over the word
WITH.) The italicized abbreviation "pron." should appear over the word
THEIR in sentence number five. (It is incorrectly placed over the word
THE.) I checked again and couldn't find any other spacing problems that
will mix you up . . . but will let you know immediately if I see anything

While you are making changes in your book, please turn to Day 138
(Renaissance and Reformation) page 627. All of the recipes in this book
have not been tested, although many of them have. A friend of mine used a
majority of this book with her children as I was writing it last year, and
she caught a few things. In addition, from time to time, I will try out
other recipes included in the book as time permits and if I have the
ingredients. The recipe for Toad in the Hole needs to be replaced with the
following recipe. We tried the one I got from COOKING THE ENGLISH WAY by
Barbara Hill, and it was too "soupy." We kept baking it longer and longer
- trying to firm it up a little, but nothing helped. Here is our own
version that will firm up nicely, but still remain tender.

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch pepper
2 eggs
1 cup milk
8 oz. Brown and Serve sausage links, thawed
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add eggs and
milk. Stir until smooth. Chill for 30 minuites in refrigerator. After
chilling, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pour batter into well-greased (I
used cooking spray) 9" X 9" pan. Arrange sausages on top of batter. Bake
for 25 minutes or until puffy and golden brown. Serves 4.

Some of you will find that this recipe change has already been made in your
book, as I always make changes immediately so that each new copy will be
printed as correctly as possible. (I made this change some time ago, but
did not let you all know until now because most of you will not even reach
the Renaissance Unit for quite some time.) If the recipe in your book is
identical to the one above, please disregard the last part of this message.

We apologize for these and any other errors we may find this year. In a
book this size, done in a limited period of time, it is hard to catch
everything - but we really did try! Thank you all so much for your
patience and understanding as you come across things like this! Other
minor changes have been made as we discover errors - and John keeps track
of most of these for you in an ongoing corrections folder in the FILES area
of the e-group.


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