We all have places to be and things to do during the busy back-to-school season. Making time for family meals is important, too. As a Together Counts™ partner, we recognize that 20 minutes at the dinner table as a family can make a big impact on establishing healthy eating habits for your children. While our schedules are ever changing, preparing family dinner doesn’t have to be another dreaded item on your to-do list. Knowing how to navigate your grocer’s freezer aisle will help you get a budget-friendly, balanced meal together in no time.
So today may be the unofficial National Pancake Day, but we’ll take any excuse to eat this fluffy breakfast staple! The first recorded mention of pancakes dates back to ancient Greece. In the American colonies, pancakes—known as hoe cakes, johnnycakes or flapjacks—were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Every culture has their own version under different names – from the crepe, to a hotcake or a blini. No matter how you stack them, they’re the perfect blank canvas for any number of toppings and add-ins. To celebrate National Pancake Day we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite products and recipes.
Since football season is already underway, it’s time to plan those parties and game day get-togethers! The frozen food and dairy aisles are stocked with easy appetizers, finger foods and ingredients for dishes to fill up the table. With the many grab-and-go options, you won’t run out of ideas for a well-rounded menu when the whistle blows!
With the month of September comes a lot of things: fall is on its way, the weather gets cooler (maybe?), the leaves will start changing, all things pumpkin spice erupt and new seasons of your favorite TV shows begin. But it’s also National Biscuit Month! One may not know it, but there are many different kinds of biscuits and ways that they can be cooked or baked.
Now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, it’s time to embrace the school season as fall will be here before we know it. Besides breakfasts and after school snacks, another important meal you can’t forget about is lunch. Light up your kids’ faces by taking their lunchbox to the next level with these simple and fun recipes!
Whether you want to admit it or not, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer (*tears*). Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September, and many people go away to the beach or lake, or have a BBQ with family and friends. In fact, Labor Day is the third most popular holiday for barbequing, following July 4th and Memorial Day.