Mother’s Day is a great time to buy Mom a gift card or gift certificate. Most retailers and restaurants offer several gift card or gift certificate options to choose from but which should you buy for Mom? I offer my picks for the top 10 gift card and gift certificate options perfect for Mother’s Day.
SFN will host their Annual Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Country Inn & Suites breakfast room in Dakota Dunes. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately two hours before the ladies head to Graham’s Grill to socialize.
Another menu item that stuck out was the scallions, or green onions. Simply cutting the tops off just above the white section, where the green shoots intersect, and sticking the bulb-end down in a glass of water will encourage more green shoots to develop. This eliminates your need to run to the grocery store for a new batch next week, or the week after! Simply ensure the whole bulb, and at least half of the white section is immersed in water, and stick on a sunny windowsill. I do several at a time, as they begin to look rather impressive after a week, and a row is so much prettier than just one. And who uses one green onion when they cook, anyway? You can also stick your cutting in a pot of dirt, water well, and on a sunny windowsill, it will do quite well.
Nutrition and fitness are a huge part of being a well-balanced individual. A wellness coach will sit with you and discuss your current eating habits and how you can make positive improvements. They will also work with you in terms of any current obstacles you may have such as high blood pressure or diabetes and help you make the best food choices for where you are. They can also devise on the go meals and quick Poverty Meal Prep plans that will fit your schedule. Many wellness coaches are also personal chefs and offer services such as meal planning. This may include shopping for you and pre-cook meals for an entire week. This type of services helps with both your nutrition and your time management constraints.
Read a book like “How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World” Painting pictures of apples or make apple stencils out of the slices. Chopping the apples and baking into applesauce. Singing a harvest or song of apples. Slicing the apple and talking about the star inside.
Freeze some — but not all — of your produce. If you find a great buy on some produce — think low-water, starchy veggies like corn and potatoes — you can indeed freeze them and extend their shelf life up to 6 to 8 months. But think twice about freezing high-water fruits like watermelon, lettuce, cucumber, or cabbage, since they’ll just turn mushy.
Fast forward a few years later, Ken and I gutted our kitchen and renovated (ourselves I might add). We installed granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, customized pantry, but the thing that brings me the most joy in my kitchen is a little thing. No one notices it, but it makes my every day meal prep a breeze. It is a small little organizer to hold my pans, cutting boards, muffin tins, cooling racks, etc. Now when I pull out a pan that I need, nothing falls out, I don’t need two hands, everything else stays put. Ahhhh! Such a little thing, but with so much power. I love it so much I have two!