While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
The second article I wrote for our Back to School theme this week includes tips for keeping school lunches nutritious, varied and thrifty. What works for one child may not work for another, so flexibility is important. I found a few great tips in a home economics book that was published in 1933. It also made me appreciate the insulated lunch bags and ice packs we have available to make packing a lunch much easier. This is one reason I love cookbooks from the early 1900's. They tend to have thrifty recipes made from scratch with basic ingredients.
You'll find a recipe for a unique egg salad and nice ideas for sandwich spreads. The article is here: http://oldfashionedliving.com/The-School-Lunch-.html .
Even if you don't have kids in school, you'll still love the lunch ideas!