Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November 2 thru 8 Go Green!

Did you know November 2nd thru the 8th is National Split Pea Soup Week? How appropriate as our weather is turning cold and wet, or maybe even icy. A nice hot bowl of homemade split pea soup will warm and comfort you from the inside out. Perhaps the children have a favorite garnish that they can prepare for the meal like oyster crackers, or sour cream, chopped chives, or crumbled bacon, whatever suits their fancy.

Don't forget to eat plenty of green vegetables. Eat them raw with a fat free dressing for dip, or eat them cooked lightly so they still have a little crunch.

Another green thing for the kids, use both sides of the paper used for drawing or writing stories. My mother always said "Waste not, want not."

Save the paper plates and cups for picnics and use washable and reusable dishes for everyday...it's greener too.

Make sure the things you throw away go into a trash can and not on the ground. Wildlife is harmed everyday by the things we discard carelessly. How are they harmed? Read my children's picture storybook Trouble Finds Rooter and Snuffle to learn more.

I would like to hear your "green" tips for this week.

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