Thursday, August 18, 2011

Farm Fresh School Lunches?

I remember mystery meat, square pizza, french fries, and baked bologna topped with mashed potatoes and cheese in the school lunch line. I was invited into a school lunch room this week to see the total transformation of school lunches that's beginning to slowly inch it's way across the country.

I was surprised by the healthy makeover, and maybe a little shocked to see high school students actually eating it without complaining. First of all, I didn't detect that old familiar lunchroom smell (you know what I'm talking about) when I entered the cafeteria. The fresh apples, pears and strawberries were first to catch my eye.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Americana Fading in the Rear View Mirror

I just returned from a fantastic, simple family vacation and planned to write all about it as soon as I got back home. Little did I know that I would be moved to write about the back roads trip it took to get there.

My family of five, hubby, two sons under the age of 9, plus my 18 year old cousin who recently moved in needed a cheap, family friendly, close to home vacation. We decided to visit a state park with on site cabins to rent.

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown, Kentucky fit the bill. It was fabulous, but along the route I was transported back in time. Most of the driving was on a state route that has become famous in the last couple decades.