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Get Ready for Back to School!
Summer is almost over, and the hustle and bustle of back-to-school is just around the corner.
This month's Family-Cents is full of recipes and tips to help you share more family meals at
home, while saving time and money.
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A busy school night does not have to mean "fast food night".
Try this lightly crunchy, low-calorie chicken entree - ready in only 20 minutes.
Crab-Filled Crescent Wontons
Serve these tasty little bundles for a hearty after-school snack or
as an easy appetizer with any Asian-themed dinner.
If your kids are not coleslaw fans, ask them to try this version, made extra- creamy with vanilla yogurt.
Dijon mustand and green onions add just enough "kick".
Skip the Mexican drive-through and serve up a cheesy
south-of-the-border meal at home in just 30 minutes.
SAVORING SUMMER: As summer winds down, how do you squeeze in a few more
family moments and memories before Back-to-School time?
Tip #1 from Shana in Minneapolis, MN
We pick a few week nights or weekends in August to visit the places we meant to enjoy over the summer but didn't get to yet. This year we might choose the zoo and a baseball game. But it could be as simple as taking a slow evening walk together and then making ice cream sundaes when we get home.
Tip #2 from Julie T. in Minneapolis, MN
Pack up a picnic on the spur of the moment and ride bikes to your destination! The menu can be simple, but try to include a few surprises... an unusual fruit such as kiwi or mango, sandwiches cut into shapes with cookie cutters, a new cookie recipe, or anything that's unexpected and fun.
Tip #3 from Vicki in Fairland IN
When the kids were little, we had no air conditioner. We camped, so had the equipment. I would use it outside. Also, used the grill and electric skillet outside. If things had to be cooked on the stove or oven, I would cook at night for the next day. Gives the house time to cool overnight.
Tip #4 from Ariane in Ridgecrest
Gets very hot here in the desert. My kids enjoy when dad grills out and they stay cool in the pool and lucky for us they love fresh veggies and salads.
Something's Fishy & Fun
Keep summer alive just a little bit longer with sweet, cheerful reminders of family fishin' fun.