Back to school and back to blog!
Thank you for indulging me a little summer break – that turned out to be longer than anticipated. Not because anything was wrong, but because it just felt right to spend this time with my sons, who return to school tomorrow. We’ve had a jam-packed summer, yet I think we’re all ready for the rhythm and routine that comes with September.
And, I’m excited to share more fun finds in the areas of living, giving and entertaining. Lots of pitches come across my proverbial desk, but I cull them pretty carefully. This is one that made the cut and I’m excited to share with you.
Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella is a bright and cheerful cookbook that appeals to me for many reasons. The 50 recipes are healthy. The photos are bright and make me want to recreate the recipes. And, the packing strategy is convenient and time saving.
We’re all pressed for time, whether it’s managing a busy household or dashing off to our dream job, so having some organizational tricks up our sleeves is what keeps things under control. Julia walks you through the layering steps to keep your salad from getting soggy and even makes suggestions for breakfasts on the run. Tortilla soup for the new parents. Dinner for the babysitter. Something for the neighborhood picnic. In other words…versatility! Below are a couple of recipes that Julia was kind enough to share with you.
The guacamole is featured b/c it is one of my all time favorite foods/snacks/obsessions…and I love the special ingredient…grapefruit.
For that recipe and many, many more…grab a copy for yourself and this is definitely a gift-worthy book at under $20!