You guys. . you might not be ready for this, but it’s that time of the year.
Back to school.
Parents everywhere are celebrating. . while the kids, not so much. I feel like August is such an interesting month because, I don’t about you, but we try to cram in every last thing before school starts. And at least we have the entire month of August to practice going to bed early again .. HA! We start school in early September. Who has already started school or starts school at the end of August? You know it’s that time of the year when you start to see all of the first day of school photos in your Facebook feed. Ah, how times have changed!
One thing my kids are excited about is back to school shopping. . the clothes. Yes, these are my girls after all. The shoes, the skirts, the tops, the dresses. . I would save so much money if I had boys. . I think? Anyway, along with the clothes, it’s the school supplies. . and you can’t forget about the lunch bags or backpacks!
My oldest is 8 now so those princess and Hello Kitty lunch containers don’t do it for her anymore. And my youngest just follows along, so even though she probably still wants to carry that Disney princess lunch bag, she won’t because she wants to be just like her big sister.
Enter these fabulous new, freezable lunch bags from PackIt! And yes, I said freezable. Now, why is that important? Well, for one, my kids love their drinks cold, like really cold and no matter what I do, the drinks never stay cold by the time they eat lunch and depending on what’s in the lunch bag, like Phoebe’s favorite pasta salad or carrot sticks or an apple, it has to be cold, like cool and not room temperature. I love the fact that the fruits and veggies that I pack can now stay cool.
And if you need to carry a hot lunch, simply don’t put the bags in the freezer. They work great and keep everything insulated. We love that the handle has a clip so my daughter can clip it to her backpack after lunch. She says this is key! The bag also has a zipper close which I love!
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So, new school year. . we are ready for you!!! My kids can’t wait to use their new freezable lunch bags! Wishing everyone a great school year! and don’t miss my daughter’s favorite pasta salad down below! Moms and dads, you might want to make this for yourself too!
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Our Favorite Pasta Salad
- 1/2 pound tri-color rotini pasta
- 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 zucchini unpeeled and julienned
- 1 to mato chopped
- 1 yellow tomato chopped
- 1/2 peach chopped*
- 1/3 cup black olives chopped
- 1/4 cup green olives chopped
- 1/4 cup salami chopped or cubed
- 1 to 2 cups fresh arugula
- 1/3 cup Italian dressing + more if needed
- Cook pasta according to package instructions and cook to al dente. Drain, lightly rinse and allow to cool.
- Using a large mixing bowl, pour in the pasta. Drizzle with the olive oil and gently mix together. Next, add in all of the ingredients from the zucchini to the arugula. Gently toss together. Drizzle on your favorite Italian salad dressing and mix again. Enjoy!
- If packing this for a lunch, pack the dressing separately and drizzle on right before eating.
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