30 Ideas for School Lunches

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Kids no sooner go back to school than they are already complaining about being bored with the lunches you pack. You go to the grocery store & your kids are begging you to buy those expensive prepared lunch kits. Sigh! Help is at hand! Good Housekeeping has put together 30 ideas for school lunches. That’s enough lunches for over a month, in case you are too tired to do the math! Get ready to pack & amaze!

30 Ideas for School Lunches

Get the Best Deals During Back to School Shopping

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The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain i would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a second mortgage!

You don’t have to break the bank to prepare your kids to go back to school. Good Housekeeping has tips to help you get the best deals on all your BTS needs! Whew! That’s a simple joy!

The Child has been out of school for a number of years now however, I still remember the pain i would get in my wallet every year at this time as I shopped for Back-to-School! We only had one student to send back into the classroom. I don’t know how parents with multiple children handle it without taking out a second mortgage!

You don’t have to break the bank to prepare your kids to go back to school. Good Housekeeping has tips to help you get the best deals on all your BTS needs! Whew! That’s a simple joy!

the Best Deals During Back to School Shopping

15 Pickle Recipes That Will Make Everything You Eat This Summer Taste Better

A few weeks ago, I was asking the women in my bible study what sort of classes they would like to take. I explained they didn’t have to be religious or church-oriented. I wanted to know the things they were interested in learning. The answers surprised me. Computer classes, how to use a smart phone, knitting & crocheting & canning, among other things. I am now working to schedule various classes here at our Simple Joy Cottage to meet their needs. Even the canning!

Country Living has provided me with a list of easy pickling recipes for summer, including asparagus, which was specifically mentioned. I really wanted to find a way to help women pickle food without making the process too complicated. If you are a beginner, canning can be intimidating. Plus, many people go overboard, buying dozens of jars & ingredients only to become hot & frustrated after their first attempt. I believe Country Living has taken the stress & fuss out of the process. So, it appears I will be in a pickle this summer… in the best of all possible ways! Enjoy!

Summer Pickles 

Fresh Peach Recipes

Southern Living seems to LOVE peaches almost as much as I do! I remember going to the large open air market each summer so my grandmother, The Infamous LenaB. could buy peaches. We had them for breakfast. We enjoyed them for snacks. And Lena B. made fabulous peach preserves & peach fried pies. Oh, dear! I think I need a peach fix! Enjoy!

Fresh Summer Peaches