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Issue 158: Beating the Summer Blues Part 2
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Idea of the Week: Turkey Meatloaf
Feature Article: Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2
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Wow has it felt like summer here this past week! We’ve had unusually hot temperatures and high humidity for our area. It’s times like this that make me incredibly thankful for air conditioning inside and our little inflatable pool outside! We are getting ready to head to Washington DC next week for a little vacation. I’m not sure August is the best month to go somewhere hot, but it’s what worked for our calendar. We will be visiting my sister and her family, and I’ll catch part of the APA convention being held there this year. Should make for some interesting adventures and lots of fun for our kids with their cousins.
This week Courtney’s feature article provides more ideas for summer fun. If you caught her last article on this topic a few weeks back I hope you’ve been able to try some of the ideas. It’s nice to have some new activities and variations on old ones to keep kids busy all summer long!
I hope your week is wonderful!
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- 2 lbs chopped turkey meat
- ½ cup minced yellow or red onion
- 1 cup crumbled unsweetened corn flakes, rice flakes, or oat flakes
- 1 ¼ cup red sauce (The Lady from Naples Red Sauce or Simple Red Sauce, or store-bought sauce, or chopped fresh or canned tomatoes)
- 1 ½ tsp Ener-G egg Replacer mixed with 2 Tbsp. Water
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- Black pepper to taste
- Ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, or mushroom sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pat into a greased or no-stick loaf pan, or mound into a loaf on a greased shallow baking pan. Bake for 1 hour (top should be browned, sides should just be pulling away from pan a bit, and loaf should feel firm to the touch in the center.) When done, remove from oven and let stand at least 15 minutes before cutting. Serve hot with ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, or mushroom sauce.
From: The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook
Beating the Summer Blues, Part 2: Simple Activity Ideas for Summer Fun
By: Courtney Kowalczyk, M.Ed.
Summer is in full swing here Michigan. We are enjoying the warm and sometimes humid days and the extra hours of sunlight. School has been out of session now for over a month, and for many families the feeling of restlessness is beginning to set in.
Some of you may be feeling overwhelmed by what to do with your children each and every day during the summer months. Here are a few more simple activity ideas that you can do with your children to add fun and excitement to your summer.
Go on a picnic. Whether you have a scenic backyard or a park nearby, going on a picnic is always a fun activity for the whole family. Be sure to have your kids help you with the planning and preparing of food for the picnic.
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