Even if you are trying to be as ‘green’ as possible, plastic bags are a part of life. So let’s use them as best we can to our advantage before sending them on to a landfill!
Bags from your cereal…use them for freezing your ripe bananas. Ready to go for smoothies or my yummy banana bread recipe.
I like to use some of the resealable plastic bags, like the flax seed bag, for when my kids have field trips and are instructed to bring a bagged lunch that can be thrown away. Good for sandwich, snacks, chips, etc.
Make a note if your child shares food with another child of what food has been in that bag, in case of any allergies. We all know how rampant & random some children’s allergies can be.
I was thinking about someone from my past the other day. The word ‘bully’ pops up all over the media these days. I hear the word ‘bully’, and you might as well say his name. Ryan.
If you follow Live Green Mom, you probably already know this about me. I was raised by a single mom in Dallas, Texas with my three sisters. We got by. Food in our bellies, roof over our head. But there wasn’t room for extras in our lives. Our clothes came from K-Mart or Target. In case you didn’t know, Target, back in their early years, was the equivalent to K-Mart. Sometimes from the Goodwill, sometimes a garage sale. Payless for shoes.
Today, November 11, marks the two year anniversary of the death of one of best friend’s 19 year old son, Ellis Harmon McClane. He died as a passenger in a senseless car accident in Austin, Texas while participating in the Occupy movement. My thoughts go out to the family, I wish them any comfort they can find in this day. However they find it.
If you have the privilege of reading his Facebook page, (his page is unavailable to the public unless you were ‘friended’ prior to his passing) you know that he still lives on in so many heart and souls. Everyone is always thinking about him, posting to him as if he can still reply. Many still feel him in their daily lives. What a presence he was to those that knew him!
Appreciate today, it holds no guarantees of tomorrow.
Again, on my quest to find recipes that my kids will like, I troll the internet & experiment. Some recipes turn out great, some, eh, not so much. I have found that retooling many of them create what I need – a quick, easy meal that the kids like, can be served as a leftover, and frozen/reheated in a snap. Here is a solid recipe that fits the bill.