The school year is fast approaching and I am gearing up to start sending nourishing sack lunches with my husband as he attends college. This is something that I have found a bit challenging at times, and am guessing that you may as well. I find that I often just do the same things over and over again. So…… it’s time for another carnival!
What’s going on at my home
I have a busy year ahead of me. I will be teaching piano again, trying to get my house back to order as my energy and health continues to improve and take care of my busy, but adorable toddler. We have been told by numerous people who have attended the college Joel is going to, that it is a very challenging . One man told me that the Bible/Theology major Joel is getting was much harder than his chemistry major at another college! So he will be at classes, teaching music lessons, working for our church, and getting in study time somewhere.
I definitely plan on continuing cooking nourishing food for both of us so that we are able to keep up with our busy schedule. While I have had to pack lunches for my husband in the past, he would often take leftovers and reheat them at work. This wasn’t the best option because he did have to use the microwave. But it was simple and easy. I now have to do “sack lunches” as he won’t be able to reheat anything at school. I am glad for the chance to learn new things.
So I am ready to expand my nourishing culinary skills in portable, and nourishing food. And I would love to hear what works for you.
We all need this!
Even if you don’t have to send lunch with children or husband (or wife!), the need for portable nourishing food is going to arise sometime in normal life for you. I know that many of you may have children in school, where nourishing lunches are especially needed. Some of you may homeschool, but still need portable, easy food to bring along to co-ops, field trips, and days to the park. Some of you may need to bring food to work yourself. Some take frequent hikes where portable food is especially useful. We all face the need to have bring-along-food that is also healthy.
So here’s the plan:
*For the next two weeks think, experiment, and try new recipes and new methods that will expand your meal planning abilities for nourishing portable food. Remember that we are looking for both nourishing and portable food. While I am eager to hear what already works for you, I encourage you to breath new life into your lunches by trying out a few new things and sharing those resources with us.
*Get the word out! If you have a blog, blog about this food event and link to this post and draw other people into joining us. The more the better! You all did such a wonderful time with the last food carnival. Let’s make this one just as good. Feel free to use the above picture as well.
*Then, on August 27th, I will host a carnival where we will share what works for us. Bloggers can post on their own blog and use the Mr. Linky. Others can share in the comment section or email me with their comments. You can share what has worked for you in the past, and/or what new things you have learned in the past few weeks. I hope that in the end, we will have a rich resource that we can refer to in the future.
What do you say? Are you with me?