**If the links to various printables and games that I have made do not work, please refer to the following yahoo groups. My files have been moved so they can continue to be free.

The Catholic Toolbox Printables Yahoo Group (activities, worksheets, booklets, puzzles, handwriting, Take Home Sheets, story wheels, etc.)


The Catholic Toolbox Games Yahoo Group (action games, card and board games, etc.)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Church Potluck Recipe: Tortellini Salad

I wish I had a picture of this tasty dish. Here is an easy tortellini salad recipe that my friend makes that everyone enjoys!

Tortellini Salad

1 lb. tortellini cooked (cheese or meat stuffed)
Cubed cheddar cheese,
Green pepper, diced
Green onions
Black olives
Green olives
Cherry tomatoes, halved

Mix the above together in a large bowl. Then add the following and mix well. Chill overnight.


¾ c. oil
¼ c wine vinegar
2 t Grey Poupon Mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Books I Use In My Classroom

I have a few books I use in my first grade CCD classroom that I can’t live without. I have worn some of their book covers to nothing and the others are pretty dog-eared.

Books I Use In My Classroom- a short list of what I use

What books do you use in your classroom or home that you cannot live without? Please comment so I can add them to the list or the link to your blog to this post.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Church Potluck Recipe: Broccoli Salad

A friend of mine gave me this recipe 20 years ago and I am crazy about it. There are many ways of fixing Broccoli Salad, but her simple version is always so good and everyone just loves it at any church potluck.

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch broccoli
½ red medium onion, chopped
½ c. mayo
¼ c. sugar
1 T vinegar
½ lb. bacon, fried and in pieces
1 pkg. shredded mozzarella

Cut up broccoli and onion. Blend together mayo, sugar, and vinegar for dressing. The day before serving pour dressing over broccoli and onion; cover. Stir in bacon and cheese just before serving.