Backpacks and school supplies are suddenly everywhere you look. Your kids can't stop asking those what-if questions — "What if I don’t like the new teacher?" or "What if she doesn't like me?" and of course, "What if none of my friends are in my class?" No doubt about it — it is time to go back to school.
I always have mixed feelings about the start of the school year. I look forward to the return of order in the house but I miss the fun, the projects, and the time spent with the kids free of fretting over exams, homework, or getting them to bed on time.
One thing I never have mixed feelings about, though, is the need for creative and new ideas for breakfast to pack in my daughter's lunchbox and to have ready during the morning rush to get to school on time. I know I am not alone in that quest, so I thought I would line up a few back-to-school recipes for all you moms and dads out there. For those of you who don’t have kids that go to school, don’t look away just yet — there are plenty of wonderful recipes and ideas that you might enjoy, school or no school.
Originally published 10/10/2014