First off, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I actually didn’t go on the computer at all over the weekend! (Which was kind of nice!) I have the day off today, it’s the last day of summer vacation since my kids start school tomorrow. I feel like the summer went by so fast and I didn’t really do all that I wanted to, I need to become a better planner so life doesn’t pass me by!
We went to a family party over the weekend, celebrating my nephew leaving for college. An Aunt on his Dad’s side of the family has a pear tree in her back yard. I mentioned last week, my co-worker has a pear tree, so I had no business taking more….but I did!
They look great, but now I don’t know what to do with them
I am looking for suggestions as to what to make with them, last week I made pear/apple sauce which turned out great. I was wondering if anyone has ever peeled and diced up pears and put them in the freezer for smoothies later? Does that work?
I’m going to spend the day organizing in prepping for the school year.
And, I’m going to hop over to Robin Sue at BIG RED KITCHEN to review her lunch packing tips, she’s a super organized woman!
Do you pack your kids lunches, or do they get hot lunch?? Mine won’t touch the hot lunch with a 10 foot pole, so they always bring their lunch. This year I plan to be a night before girl, where everything (including my lunch) is made the night before. I have 3 kids, in 3 different schools this year and everyone is leaving at a different time, so the stress of having to make lunches before school is not fun. We’ll see how long that lasts!
If your kids do eat hot lunch, it’s not too late to have your voice heard about healthier lunches at school. I am a member of Slow Food and they have been campaigning with Michelle Obama to change what is served to our kids, check out this article from a couple of weeks ago. The deadline to pass the bill is September 30th.
Also, if you are getting back into the back to school frenzy this week, check out Eating Well Magazine’s No Cook Dinners! Most can be put together in under 20 minutes!
Have a great Monday everyone!