My New Favorite Trader Joe’s Product Makes Breakfast Easier — Grocery News

I am generally not a morning person, so I need breakfast to be easy. I’m not going to turn on the oven, and there can’t be a ton of ingredients involved. I usually gravitate towards simple things like breakfast tacos, eggs on toast, and smoothies. That’s why I was super excited last week when I discovered a new-ish product from Trader Joe’s that makes my morning so much easier and delicious. Have you tried this?

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Summer Jobs: The Summer I Ran a Baseball Snack Stand — Summer Jobs

This month we’re looking back on all the strange and wonderful food jobs people have held during the summer. Whether it’s a job at a local scoop shop, a grocery store, or the concession stand at a baseball field, the skills and memories you gather in those short, hot months usually turn out to be invaluable. Here’s Bex vanKoot on her summer running her own business at a baseball field.

The summer of 1998 was one of many firsts for me. I was finishing up my first year of high school, preparing to take my beginner’s driving test, dating my first boyfriend, planning my as-yet-only trip overseas, and working my first real job at a baseball park snack stand (babysitting doesn’t count, right?). I would spend that summer learning the ins and outs of running my own business, a first that I can say now, almost 20 years later, led directly to the last decade I have spent freelancing and traveling the world.

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3 Bento Boxes Sure to Make Your Kids Eat Their School Lunches — Shopping

Even little kids, with their limited palates, know that meals are more fun when you get to have a bunch of snacky stuff versus just one main dish. (It’s our favorite way to eat too!) That’s why bento boxes are so darn popular with the school-aged crowd. Parents can fill various little compartments with pretzels, cheese cubes, fruit, and more. And you never have to worry about the strawberries touching the peas! Because we all know that can just be the worst thing ever — according to a child.

Here are our three favorite bento boxes for school lunches.

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Recipe: Weeknight Teriyaki Meatball Bowls — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Keeping a bag of meatballs in the freezer means a quick meal is never far away, but that doesn’t mean it always has to be spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs. Yes, frozen meatballs do tend to be Italian flavored, but the seasoning is usually mild enough that we can easily change their flavor profile.

Simmered in an easy teriyaki sauce made with pantry staples that require minimal chopping, then tossed with udon noodles and a bag of frozen vegetables, this fast dinner has it all: tender meatballs cooked straight from the freezer, chewy noodles, and vegetables all coated in a sauce that will please little ones and adults alike.

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Recipe: Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad) — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Now that we’re entering the height of sweet corn season, you’re going to want to keep this salad on repeat in your meal plan rotation and make it your go-to dish for picnics, pool parties, and potlucks. Crisp, sweet kernels are charred on the stovetop, then partnered with a slew of ingredients for a salad that’s just the right balance of smoky, spicy, and tangy flavors. Serve it warm, chilled, or at room temperature, it’s up to you, and totally delicious in every form.

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