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LIFE IN THE ‘HOOD 5

Is an after school program right for you and your family?

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 7

Looking for fun things to do with your kids? Check out our calendar full of activities organized by age range.

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‘HOOD REVIEWS 6 ‘HOOD ORGANIZATION 16 ‘HOOD ADVICE 17, 22 ‘HOOD EATS 23-26 ‘HOOD GOOD DIRECTORY 28-29

Fishing as a family at Sioux Falls newest community fishing park.

PARENTHOOD 18

Summer is coming to a close... let the school shopping begin! Helpful advice as you prepare to head back to school.

CHILDHOOD 19

Your child can make their own backpack name tag! Follow the simple steps shown here.

FAMILYHOOD 12

Hot air ballooning is a family sport.

LIFE IN THE ‘HOOD 30

Read all about the Father’s Day Golf Outing at Willow Run.

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ON THE COVER

Garrett and Grace Williams helping to milk the air out of a hot air balloon.

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more than a magazine

The ‘Hood is a resource magazine for local families who value spending time together. ‘Hood is short for parent-hood or child-hood, mother-hood or father-hood, or grandparenthood – all the ‘hoods for all the stages of family life. Because if you’re in the ‘hood, you play a role in family togetherness. We want to be more than a magazine. We want to be an advocate for stronger families – a banner waving over moms and dads, kids and grandparents who value family togetherness. Our focus group told us that parents want to share and learn from the experiences of others in the ‘hood so that their families can thrive and grow stronger. The ‘Hood magazine draws on local people and organizations to provide a resource filled with practical ideas, information and stories that advocate stronger families through togetherness. To promote unity and have some fun doing it, we’ve given a name to anyone who agrees with our mission. They’re called ‘HOODIES’. And we encourage Hoodies to put ‘togetherness’ into practice and to share this simple idea with other families who can benefit from it as well.

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Our hope is that Hoodies (anyone who values family togetherness) will grow in numbers and become a visible presence in the marketplace – calling out organizations, events and businesses that are ‘hood good’, or rather, good for the family.

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togetherness The ultimate goals of the ‘Hood, our magazine, website and other resources can be found in the following vision, mission and values: VISION: Stronger families through togetherness MISSION: Advocate local people and organizations that bring families together VALUES: Simple, Credible, Resourceful So whether you’re confident as a parent . . . or uncertain . . . or frustrated, you can be a Hoodie! And together, we’ll make The ‘Hood a great place to be. n

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Publisher Steffanie Liston Hoodlum Productions, LLC 605-366-1479 steff@thehoodmagazine.com Editor Shelly Gaddis Hoodlum Productions, LLC shelly@thehoodmagazine.com Design Director Ally Vogel Ally Vogel Design Group 605-759-5615 allyvogel@mac.com Marketing & Promotions Tad Anderson Runway Company anderson@therunwaycompany.com Contributing Photographers Amy Lawrence Photography Mprints Photography Contributing Writers Shaina Hermann Jolene Loetscher Justin Wubben, D.C. Brandi Miller Sara Rose Liebert Kara Weber Nikki Ver Steeg, RD, LN Shelly Gaddis Jada England Special Thanks To: K & M Music Sprout The Childrens Place Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Production, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information, however Hoodlum Production, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Production, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Hoodlums@thehoodmagazine.com. Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to steff@thehoodmagazine.com. ©2010 Hoodlum Production, LLC All Rights Reserved.

Is an afterschool program

Right for You? By Jada England, Community Relations Director, Youth Enrichment Services Families in the Sioux Falls community are beginning to recognize the tremendous benefits a quality afterschool program can provide. These programs give students many opportunities for growth and learning they might not find elsewhere. After school programs can offer kids opportunities to enjoy activities such as art, dramatic play, new twists on science, community service projects and more. After school programs also promote social, emotional, and physical development of the children they serve. Children who attend afterschool programs typically have better problem solving and mediation skills, better homework habits and have better school attendance. Finally, children who attend afterschool programs generally do better in school, are safer and are less likely to get into trouble in the hours after the end of the school day. Each after school program offers unique features and services for children and families. It is impor-

tant to choose a licensed program, which requires providers to meet standards for things like ratios, training, activities and snacks. According to advice given by the 211 Helpline Center, the work isn’t over when you find good care for your child, as you and your child’s caregiver are now partners. Here are some ways to stay involved:

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Children who attend afterschool programs typically have better problem solving and mediation skills, better homework habits and have better school attendance.

• Have parent-provider meetings regularly and ask questions. • Offer to volunteer when possible. • Stop in and visit when you can & participate in special events and holiday celebrations – visiting and participating in events at your child’s center sends a strong message that what your child is doing and learning is important. n

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‘HOOD GOOD BOOK REVIEW

What to Do?

Floppy Cat

Keep your whisker held high and your tail to the sky. Exciting things will happen – just give it a try!

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Opportunity

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The ‘Hood has all of the best events and happenings here in Sioux Falls organized by age range into this convenient, color coded chart. Planning your week is easier than ever! If you would like to add your event to our ‘Hood Happenings, please contact us at: events@thehoodmagazine.com.

4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds 9-11 year olds Events appropriate for ALL age groups

12-13 year olds

Sunday, August 1 8pm…….…............……………………...………………………………………Big Band, Sioux Falls Municipal Band, Terrace Park Bandshell

Monday, August 2 1pm-4pm...............................................…………………………………....………………ZooCamp: Armored Animals, $44, Great Plains Zoo 7:05pm………...............…………………………………Kids Eat Free Night, Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Game,$5-$12, Sioux Falls Stadium

Tuesday, August 3 10am......................................................................................................................................................Kid Explorer's Club, Sears wing-Empire Mall 10am.........................................................................................................................................Dance,Dance,Dance, Storytime, Barnes and Noble 10:30am..................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

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Inspiring words like these by local author, Kari Kay, creator of Floppy Cat, have been making their way into the hearts of children for over a year now. The story of Floppy Cat is based on the life of a South Dakota farm cat once owned by author Kari Kay. Floppy and his two siblings – Flippy and Shaky, were all born without any balance. However, Floppy did not let this difficulty stand in the way of taking on new adventures. Floppy Cat is a charming story based on the life of a REAL cat that was a little different. Instead of running, leaping, and pouncing like all the other cats, Floppy stumbles from side to side as he travels across the rickety barn floor. One day while the other cats are basking in the sun, Floppy is flip-flopping across the farmyard, exploring every nook and cranny, searching for a new and exciting adventure. Then he makes an amazing discovery that changes the

way he looks at everything – especially himself! Floppy’s attitude becomes very evident – Enjoy Life! As we go about our lives, we must all understand that life is, and always will be full of challenges. Whether we are willing to admit it or not, each one of them will teach us a lesson that will help us to grow and become all that we are meant to be. The important thing to recognize is that we as parents must teach our children not to run from these challenges but to boldly step into them and over come them. So when helping your children to understand the concept of positive thinking let them know they have a choice. A choice to focus on the negative or to find the positive lesson in every challenge they are handed. Floppy Cat symbolizes the positive, never-give-up attitude that we should all have. His outlook on life is a positive one, never looking at challenges as obstacles but more as opportunities to grow and learn from. To purchase your own copy of Floppy Cat, visit www.floppycat.com/buy n

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1pm-4pm.....................................................................................................................................ZooCamp: Animal Trackers, $42, Great Plains Zoo Half Hour after sunset...............................................................................................................................Falls Park Light and Sound Show, Falls Park 4pm.......................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

Wednesday, August 4 1pm-4pm....................................................................................................................................Zoo Camp: Goodnight Gorilla, $40, Great Plains Zoo 1pm, 2pm, 3pm............................................................................................................Starlab Portable Planetarium, $1, Old Courthouse Museum 6:30pm-8pm............................................................................................................................Wacky Wednesday Water Carnival, Free, Kuehn Pool

Thursday, August 5 10:05am & 10:45am.............................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library 10am-10:50am.................................................................................................Little Dippers Gymnastics, $70/punchcard, All American Gymnastics 9am-12pm......................................................................................................Jr. Naturalist Day Camp: Mammals, SD Game, Fish & Parks, Palisades 1pm-Aug 6th, 4pm.................................................................................................Overnight Zoo Camp: Around the World, $120,Great Plains Zoo

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4pm-8pm.....................................................................................................................................................BOGO:Buy 1, Get 1, Wild Water West

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7pm...............................................................................................................................................Celebrate Seuss, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

• Degree programs in the fields of Accounting, Business, Computer Science, Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, Finance, Medical Assisting & Paralegal Studies

Saturday, August 7

• Flexible options – on campus, online, anywhere, anytime

10am...........................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

Friday, August 6 3pm-6pm...........................................................................................................................................................First Friday, Downtown Sioux Falls 5pm.............................................................................................................................................................Free First Friday, Washington Pavillion

10am-11am...................................................................................................................Paint Me A Story, Back To School Poem, $20, Color Me Mine 9am-12pm.....................................................................................................................School Bus Pencil Organizer, Kids' Workshop, Home Depot 11am-3pm......................................................................................................R.F. Pettigrew Geocaching Adventure, Pettigrew Home and Museum 9pm......................................................................................................................................Downtown Movie, "The Black Stallion," Fawick Park

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Sunday, August 8 8pm.....................................................................................................................................Grand Finale, Sioux Falls Municipal Band, Terrace Park

Monday, August 9 9am..........................................................................................................................................Into the Pit Quarry Tour, Old Courthouse Museum 1pm-4pm......................................................................................................................................Zoo Camp: Feet Are Neat, $40, Great Plains Zoo

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504) www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. CEC2373052 90-24813 7/10

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4pm..........................................................................................................................Bring Your Friends Night, $40 for 10 people, Wild Water West 7pm................................................................................................Family Photo Workshop, $25, Emily Eggebraaten Photography, 605.261.3030

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‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 9-11 year olds

4-6 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups

7-8 year olds

9-11 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups 10am-11:30am.......................................................................................New Baby in Our Family, $10, Pediatric Conference Room, Avera McKennan

10am............................................................................................................................................... Ready For School, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

10am.............................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

10:30am...............................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

All Day.........................................................................................................................................................UnRun, South Parking Lot, Empire Mall

1pm-4pm..................................................................................................................................Zoo Camp: Animal Dazzlers, $40, Great Plains Zoo

5:30pm...................................................................................................McCrossan Xtreme Event Challenge Rodeo, $12, McCrossan Boy's Ranch

12pm.................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds

9pm.................................................................................................................................................Downtown Movie, "October Sky," Fawick Park

4pm-8pm.......................................................................................................................................................Terrific Tuesday, $5, Wild Water West

Monday, August 23

4pm....................................................................................................................................................... Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

10am............................................................................................................................................................Opening Day, Xcite Family Fun Center

7pm..............................................................................................................................Summer Reading Club: "The 39 Clues Fun", Barnes and Noble

7:05pm............................................................................ Kids Eat Free Night, Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Game,$5-$12, Sioux Falls Stadium

6pm-8pm………………………..…………………………………..………………….The World of Puppetry, $6, Maricar Community Center

Tuesday, August 24

Wednesday, August 11

10am.......................................................................................................................................................Superheros!, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

10am-11am.................................................................................................................................................Paint Me A Story, $20, Color Me Mine

10:30am.............................................................................................................................................. Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

10am..................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds

4pm.......................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

Anytime.......................................................................................................................................................Sculpture Walk, Downtown Sioux Falls

Half hour after sunset through Labor Day..................................................................................................Falls Park Light and Sound Show, Falls Park

4pm-8pm.............................................................................................................Family Fun Night, 1/2 Price Evening Admission, Wild Water West

Wednesday, August 25

Thursday, August 12

4pm-8pm...........................................................................................................Family Fun Night, 1/2 Price Evening Admission, Wild Water West

9am-12pm..................................................................................................Jr. Naturalist Day Camp: Mammals, SD Game Fish &Parks, Big Sioux

7pm........................................................................................................Sesame Street Live! Elmo's Healthy Heros, $12.75-$52, Sioux Falls Arena

10am-10:50am.................................................................................................Little Dippers Gymnastics, $70/punchcard, All American Gymnastics

Thursday, August 26

10am.................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds 4pm-8pm....................................................................................................................................................BOGO:Buy 1, Get 1, Wild Water West

Friday, August 13 10am..................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds 7pm..................................................................................................................................................Back To School, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, August 14

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Saturday, August 21

10am-11:30am.........................................................................................New Baby in Our Family, Pediatric Conference Room, Avera McKennan

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Tuesday, August 10

4pm-8pm.........................................................................................................................................................BOGO:Buy 1, Get 1, Wild Water West 10:30am & 7pm.........................................................................................Sesame Street Live! Elmo's Healthy Heros, $12.75-$52, Sioux Falls Arena

Friday, August 27 7pm....................................................................................................................Something New & Old, Favorites too! Storytime, Barnes and Noble

Saturday, August 28 10am......................................................................................................................................................Grand Opening, Xcite Family Fun Center

9:30am-11:30am................................................................................Big Brother/Big Sister, $20, Childbirth Resource Ctr, Ann Berdahl Hall, Sanford

10am.......................................................................................................................................................................... Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

10am-2pm.............................................................................................................................................Waterfowl Extravaganza, Outdoor Campus

10am-2pm....................................................................................................................................Free Family Event, Grandparent's Day, Michael's

10am............................................................................................................................................................Bug Box, Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

9pm...........................................................................................................Downtown Movie, "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," Fawick Park

10am................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds

Sunday, August 29

9pm.......................................................................................................................................................Downtown Movie, "Coraline," Fawick Park

5:05pm...............................................................................................Family Fun in the SUNday, Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Game, Sioux Falls

Sunday, August 15

Monday, August 30

12pm..................................................................................................................................................Sioux Empire Fair, $5, WH Lyon Fairgrounds

10am................................................................................................Multiples Monday- Pay one admission for twins/triplets Xcite Family Fun Center

7pm...............................................................................................Family Photo Workshop, $25, Emily Eggebraaten Photography, 605.261.3030

Stop by the Family Park and work on your fishing skills! 1/2 mile north of 12th St & Tea/Ellis Road

Tuesday, August 17

Tuesday, August 31

10pm..........................................................................................................................................Those Funny Animals, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

10am.........................................................................................................................................................FairyTales, Storytime, Barnes and Noble

10:30am................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

10:30am................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

4pm........................................................................................................................................................... Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

4pm..........................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

Outdoor Campus Fall Registration Begins

Wednesday, September 1

Wednesday, August 18 10am-11am...................................................................................................................................................Paint Me A Story, $20, Color Me Mine 4pm-8pm............................................................................................................Family Fun Night, 1/2 Price Evening Admission, Wild Water West 10am-12pm………............................................................……......Father/Son Talk, $20, Childbirth Resource Center - Ann Berdahl Hall, Sanford 10am-12pm...................................................................................Mother/ Daughter Talk, $20, Childbirth Resource Ctr - Ann Berdahl Hall, Sanford

Thursday, August 19 9am-11:30am,1pm-3pm.................................................................................................... Kids' Activity Day-County Fair, Old Courthouse Museum 4pm-8pm.....................................................................................................................................................BOGO: Buy 1, Get 1, Wild Water West

Friday, August 20 2pm.........................................................................................................................................................Greatest Show on H2O, $9, Catfish Bay

4pm-8pm...........................................................................................................Family Fun Night, 1/2 Price Evening Admission, Wild Water West

Thursday, September 2 6:30pm-8pm..........................................................................................New Baby in Our Family, $10,Pediatric Conference Room, Avera McKennan

4pm-8pm......................................................................................................................................................BOGO:Buy 1, Get 1, Wild Water West

Friday, September 3 3pm-6pm...........................................................................................................................................................First Friday, Downtown Sioux Falls

Saturday, September 4 8am-5pm.............................................................................................................................................Sidewalk Arts Festival, Downtown Sioux Falls 9am-12pm......................................................................................................................................... Football Display, Kids' Workshop, Home Depot

10am...........................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

7pm......................................................................................................................................Oh Rats! (And mice too), Storytime, Barnes and Noble

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‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 4-6 year olds

7-8 year olds

‘HOOD HAPPENINGS 9-11 year olds

4-6 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups

7-8 year olds

9-11 year olds

12-13 year olds

Events appropriate for ALL age groups 11am.................................................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Main Library

4pm..........................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

10am..............................................................................................................................Spirit of the West Festival, 6200 N Kiwanis Ave Sioux Falls

Monday, September 6

10am-5pm.................................................................................................................................................Apple Festival, Country Apple Orchard

10am..............................................................................................Multiples Monday- Pay one admission for twins/triplets Xcite Family Fun Center

10am............................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

Half Hour after sunset......................................................................................................................Falls Park Light and Sound Show, Falls Park

1pm-5pm....................................................................................................................................................................Parade of Home, Sioux Falls

Tuesday, September 7

Sunday, September 19

10am....................................................................................................................................................Kid Explorer's Club, Sears wing-Empire Mall

10am..............................................................................................................................Spirit of the West Festival, 6200 N Kiwanis Ave Sioux Falls

10:30am.................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

12pm-5pm...................................................................................................................................................Apple Festival, Country Apple Orchard

4pm........................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

9:30am-12pm...................................................................................................................Decorating Fused Pumpkins, $15, Dakota Stained Glass

7pm..............................................................................................................................................Summer Reading End Party, Barnes and Noble

1pm-5pm..................................................................................................................................................................Parade of Homes, Sioux Falls

Wednesday, September 8

Monday, September 20

Hop on your bike and ride around Sioux Falls! Bike trails connect many of the parks in the area!

10am..........................................................................................Multiples Monday- Pay one admission for twins/triplets Xcite Family Fun Center

Thursday, September 9

5:30-8:30pm...............................................................................................................................................................Parade of Homes, Sioux Falls

Reminisce with the Cruisin’ Cuisine: Drive Inns of Sioux Falls exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum!

6:30 pm................................................................................................................................Road Races for All Ages, Spencer Park Picnic Shelter

Friday, September 10

Tuesday, September 21

Stop in to the Museum of Visual Materials to stimulate your senses!

10:30am..................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

Saturday, September 11

4pm.........................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

9:30am-11:30am…....................................................................……..Big Brother/Big Sister, $20, Childbirth Resource Ctr, Ann Berdahl Hall, Sanford 10am...........................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes 1pm-5pm..................................................................................................................................................................Parade of Homes, Sioux Falls

Sunday, September 12 1:30pm-3pm............................................................................................................................Fused Glass Pendant, $15, Dakota Stained Glass 1pm-5pm..................................................................................................................................................................Parade of Homes, Sioux Falls

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Saturday, September 18 (cont.)

10am...................................................................................................................................Palisades Amazing Family Dash, Palisades State Park

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Sunday, September 5

Wednesday, September 22 1pm-3pm.................................................................................................................................Fused Glass Pendant, $15, Dakota Stained Glass

Thursday, September 23 1pm-3pm.................................................................................................................................Fused Glass Pendant, $15, Dakota Stained Glass

Friday, September 24 11:15-12:15.............................................................................................................................ZooCubs: Rainforest Animals, $10, Great Plains Zoo

Monday, September 13

Take a Child Outside Week Starts Today....................................................................................................................................takeachildouside.org

10:15am & 1pm...........................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Oak View Library

3pm.........................................................................................................................................................Festival of Books, Downtown Sioux Falls

10am....................................................................................................Multiples Monday- Pay one admission for twins/triplets Xcite Family Fun Center

Saturday, September 25

1:30pm-3pm..............................................................................................................................Fused Glass Pendant, $15, Dakota Stained Glass

8am........................................................................................................................................................ Festival of Books, Downtown Sioux Falls

5:30-8:30pm..............................................................................................................................................................Parade of Home, Sioux Falls

9:30am-12pm....................................................................................................................Decorating Fused Pumpkins, $15, Dakota Stained Glass

6:30 pm...............................................................................................................................Road Races for All Ages, Spencer Park Picnic Shelter

10am.............................................................................................................................................................................Build & Grow Clinic, Lowes

Tuesday, September 14

10am-2pm..............................................................................................................2010 Green-ival & Bio-Blitz, Sertoma Park & Outdoor Campus

10:15am & 1pm...................................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Main Library

All Day...................................................................................................................Sioux Falls Downtown Harvest Festival, Downtown Sioux Falls

10:30am.................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

Sunday, September 26

11:15-12:15...............................................................................................................................ZooCubs: Desert Animals, $10, Great Plains Zoo

10am.........................................................................................................................................................Festival of Books, Downtown Sioux Falls

4pm.......................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

Monday, September 27

Wednesday, September 15

10am................................................................................................Multiples Monday- Pay one admission for twins/triplets Xcite Family Fun Center

10:15am & 1pm...................................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Caille Library

10:45am...........................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Oak View Library

Check out one of the many storytimes at the 12 library branches in the greater Sioux Falls region!

6:30 pm..................................................................................................................................Road Races for All Ages, Spencer Park Picnic Shelter

Thursday, September 16

Tuesday, September 28

10:15am & 1pm...............................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Ronning Library

10:30am................................................................................................................................................Storytime, Child's Play, 233 S Phillip's Ave

4pm & 7pm............................................................................................................. Nickelodeon's Story Time Live!, $18-$35, Washington Pavilion

4pm.........................................................................................................................................................Kids Eat Free (8 and under), Pizza Ranch

9am-11:30am & 1pm-3pm..................................................................................................................Kids' Activity Day, Old Courthouse Museum

Wednesday, September 29

Friday, September 17

10:45am.............................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Ronning Library

10:15am..................................................................................................................................The Three Little Pigs, Brandon Performing Arts Center

Thursday, September 30

10am..........................................................................................................................Spirit of the West Festival, 6200 N Kiwanis Ave Sioux Falls

Saturday, September 18

10:45am.................................................................................................................................................................Family Storytime, Caille Library 3pm-4pm................................................................................................................................................................Crafty Kids, Oak View Library

10:15am-11:15am......................................................................................................................ZooKids: Zoo Animal Snacks, $12, Great Plains Zoo

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FA M I LY H O O D

Packing the envelope

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be lighter than air? Floating through the air with no worries, letting the breeze guide your path, not knowing where you will end? Hot air ballooning is a sport that can make those dreams become a reality.

When families get involved in ballooning, it allows the family to spend time together and do something working together as a team. When the balloon launches and then safely lands and packs up, there is a feeling of accomplishment that you were a part of helping this pilot have a safe flight. All members of the family can take part in the process and these are truly family memories. an mily c s a fa ights!! a g in n e Balloo u to new h yo e k a t

Your family doesn’t have to own a hot air balloon, or even know a pilot to become involved in hot air ballooning. Every time a

pilot flies a hot air balloon, a chase crew must assist them. Many pilots welcome new crew members to join them and encourage families to enjoy the sport together. Local pilot, Troy Williams, has 3 children who have all been involved in hot air ballooning most of their lives. As the children have gotten older, they have been allowed to have more responsibilities in the ballooning process. As Troy’s wife, Carrie Williams, states, “We have found great joy in ballooning as a family. >

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Sometimes it gets a little cumbersome fitting 3 kids along with the adult chase crew in one vehicle, but it’s always a good time. Even when they were very little, the kids loved to help with the balloon, whether it was something as simple as winding up a rope, or helping to unpack the envelope, or sit on the bag to squish all the air out so the balloon envelope would fit back inside. Our oldest son is very helpful with the mechanics of the burner, and loves to hook up all the wires and hoses.” Families with younger children can still be involved in ballooning as well. Jaron DeWit and his family will act as members of a chase crew for various local pilots.

“We enjoy ballooning together as a family. The people are amazing! Our girls (Addi Joy, age 2 and Mickila, age 5) love to watch the balloons and chat with everyone. They have grown up around balloons. Mickila is especially enjoying combining ballooning with her other favorite hobby, photography. The pilots and other crew members always do a wonderful job of involving everyone. They somehow manage to find a “job” or task even little Addi can do.” How do you become part of a chase crew? You can look up in the sky and follow the next balloon you see until it lands. Please allow the crew to pack the balloon away before you approach the basket. Then all you have to do is tell one of the crew that you are interested in ballooning. You will more than likely be directed to the pilot, who will either snatch you up for their own crew, then and there, or place you in contact with someone who can find you a home.

! ! ! u o Y Thank to all our sponsors, exhibitors and participants for making FamilyFest 2010 a great success!

You can also contact the Sioux Falls Ballooning Association. Check out their website at www.sfballooning.org. n

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Giving and volunteering is a family affair. Do your part to support local organizations. To learn more about BackPack and United Way, visit www.seuw.org/BackPack

HEADS UP Stop looking down on things By Dr. Justin G. Wubben, D.C., Axiom Chiropractic

bountiful BACKPACKS By Brandi Miller, Sioux Empire United Way With the school bell ringing again soon, students will be back into the routine of schoolwork. It will also mean that thousands of students will have the comfort of knowing they will have something to eat during the day at school. Locally, 40% of elementary students, 35% of middle school students, and 25% of high school students rely on free and reduced school lunches for their daily nutrition. On the weekends, when many students have limited access to food, they turn to the Backpack Program.

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The program, which is operated by Feeding South Dakota, provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods for the weekends. The food is packaged and distributed in bags that children can easily fit into their backpacks and carry home. The families receive a rotation of healthy foods such as: cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, granola bars, raisins, and nuts. One parent said, “The Backpack that is brought home on Fridays has helped a lot for my family. The first time they brought it home, my son set everything out in a

long line on the counter. He was so proud he had brought home the ‘groceries’.” An expanded partnership between the Backpack Program and Sioux Empire United Way will ensure that the nutritional needs of more than 2,700 local students will continue to be met in the coming year. “United Way strives to meet the needs of our community. Students who receive backpacks have food to meet their nutritional needs over the weekend, so that they come to school on Monday ready to learn,” said Dick Molseed, Sioux Empire United Way Board Chair.

D o yo u k n o w a l o c a l o r g a n i z a t i o n t h a t i s ‘ H o o d G o o d ? S u b m i t yo u r n o m i n a t i o n s a n d c o n t a c t i n fo r m a t i o n t o h o o d l u m s @ t h e h o o d m a g a z i n e. c o m .

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What to Do with Doggie

POO?

By Jolene Loetscher DooGooders™, Chief Doo Officer Parents know all about Pampers, Huggies, blowouts and baby wipes, but when it comes to truly stinky topics, the furry four-legged members of your family can often out “doo” kids. Keeping a yard clear of doggie poo presents health benefits for your children, your pet and your time. With 40-percent of American houses also being home to man’s best friend, poo can be a problem for millions. Leaving the stinky stuff alone can harm the health of those around you. Coliform bacteria, the group of bacteria which includes E. coli, lives in the stomach and finds its way to yards, people and pets through feces. Dog waste can also spread giardia and salmonella. Droppings many times contain roundworms that can be dangerous and in severe cases can cause fevers, bronchitis, asthma or vision problems. But it’s not just people who may get sick. Doo can also spread disease between pets and make them ill, too. Leaving your pooch’s poo in the grass too long can also lead to those unwanted substances like bacteria being carried into drinking water or garden areas where you may grow food. It can also attract pests, which may cause additional problems for people and pets. To prevent problems, pick up often and be sure to always bag dog waste, dispose of it properly and wash/disinfect your hands after handling. Finally, you can do a lot more in a yard free of doo. Walking in bare feet and not worrying about stepping in any piles of poo can make a relaxing weekend with family even more enjoyable. Keeping these poo-fectly easy tips for a healthy yard in mind can doo good for everyone in your family. n

You’ve heard the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Unfortunately, the same goes for humans. When the body gets used to being held in a certain position, it is tough to train it to do otherwise. This is why developing optimal posture is critical early in life. Too often we see people walking with their head forward or looking down. Children and teens are constantly texting, or playing with the newest hand-held video game. Even while sitting at a computer, they develop the habit of slouching towards the screen for hours on end. When the head is held in a forward position for a long period of time, a few different things happen. Extra strain is being added to the ligaments and muscles of the neck and the individual is at a greater risk for enhanced degeneration of the spine. This posture may result in headaches, migraines, and possible neurological problems later in life. The optimal alignment for the body is to have the head back so both ears align straight over one’s shoulders. This decreases the strain of muscles and ligaments and allows the weight of the head to be evenly distributed throughout the spine. Through the use of chiropractic care, one can obtain better posture, enhanced range of motion, and overall improvement of health. By focusing on maintaining spinal alignment, there is optimal nerve flow from the brain to every portion of the body. n

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PA R E N T H O O D

K A R A’ S K R E AT I O N S

Shrinky Dink Backpack Tags

Are Your Kids Ready for

By Kara Weber Personalize your child’s backpack by adding this Shrinky Dink Backpack Tag made by them!

back-toschool By Sara Rose Liebert As a kid, I was always more excited about going back-to-school shopping than school itself starting. Even through college, my excitement didn’t fade for the smell of new notebooks. As my daughter approaches entering grade school, Start early. I am possibly more delighted, by buying new crayons and folders Leaving things til than she is.

the last minute rarely makes anyone happy.

This isn’t the case for a lot of parents, obviously. Throngs of people, end of summer, & seemingly never ending lists of required purchases can be more than overwhelming. Since it’s not always practical to send your child

Photos courtesy of MPrints Photography.

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Shrinky Dink Rough and Ready (We got ours at Michael’s Crafts) Scissors Hole Punch Colored Pencils Mini Clip Key Chain (We got ours at Oriental Trading) Oven or Toaster Oven Cookie Sheet Brown Paper Sack

into shopping centers with your debit card and list, let’s make this easier. I can’t guarantee shopping nirvana but hopefully, you wont’t be locking yourself in the bathroom, tearing your hair out. 1. Start early. This is a “leaving things to the last minute rarely makes anyone happy” fixer. As soon as your child’s school publishes their school supplies lists, go and just get it. Ask about upcoming sales. Plan shopping by three factors- your budget, time you have available, & when your shopping center is the least busy. 2. Make a plan. Make it a shopping trip that’s just about back to school & not about bringing a monster grocery list or needing an oil change too. Nothing sours any shopping trip faster than being unprepared or just unable to cope. 3. Make it about your kids & be willing to compromise. If you can, take your kids individually so it’s their own special trip. Let them choose the colors of their notebooks or pencils, within your budget. Obviously, if their school list specifies certain colors, don’t waver from that. School is, for kids, about expressing their own personality & learning. When you’re done, get a treat, then talk about the upcoming year. > Cayden rocks out on a guitar from K&M and is ready for back-to-school in clothes from Sprout.

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What you need:

How To: Step 1: Cut a 2.5” by 8” rectangle out of a Rough and Ready Shrinky Dink Sheet.Use the scissors to round off the corners of your rectangle, otherwise they end up sharp after shrinking. Step 2: Use the hole punch to punch a hole in the center of one end of your rectangle. 4. If your child needs sports or musical equipment, buy used. There are some great retailers in Sioux Falls for these items. If your child is new to an instrument or sport, or you’re hesitant about whether they’ll stick it out, used items are a huge value. For sports, your child may need new shoes but it’s often permissable for them to have used gear. Remember though, nothing used is ever worth the price if it doesn’t work.

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Remember, we were kids once too. Time spent together is never time wasted. Make your list and check it twice, comparison shop online, and make it a fun time for the kids!

Step 3: Decorate the rough side of your rectangle using the colored pencils,you may want to reverse any lettering. Some ideas of things to draw are balls, stars, flowers, dots, or spirals. Let your kids be creative. Step 4: Bake your projects according to the Shrinky Dink package directions. Watch your rectangles shrink right before your eyes in a matter of minutes. Step 5: Attach the key ring of the mini clip through the hole in the now shrunk rectangle, and attach to the zipper of your backpack or lunchbox.

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FA M I LY H O O D

FA M I LY H O O D

So, now you know a little more about Family Park. It’s very rare when opportunities like this become available and even more rare when that opportunity is created by such an incredible act of generosity is coupled with the cooperation of state and local governments. In a time when more and more people are moving from rural areas to South Dakota’s larger cities, it becomes increasingly important to provide quality outdoor experiences near those cities. It’s one of the ways we can continue to recruit and retain young hunters and anglers and carry on South Dakota’s great outdoor tradition. n

grab Your FISHING Pole A solitary fisherman sits quietly on the shoreline watching a doe and her two fawns wading through the shallows on the other side of the pond. Nearby, a great blue heron is poised motionless waiting for an unsuspecting fish to swim by. A pair of Canadian geese escorting their flotilla of goslings honk nervously as a mink scampers down the grassy bank searching for an early morning snack. If it wasn’t for the faint rumble of nearby traffic, one could imagine this was a scene on a remote lake far away from civilization. In actuality, I’m talking about what can be seen right on the west edge of Sioux Falls in southeastern South Dakota. It’s called Family Park and it’s creation to provide a quality outdoor experience on the edge of Sioux Falls is an amazing story of generosity and cooperation. 20 | thehoodmagazine.com | August/September 2010

The Soukup Family of Sioux Falls has been involved in the construction industry for decades. They own several gravel pits on the west edge of town, just south of Ellis. These pits are filled with water due to the high water table in this area. The family enjoys hunting and fishing and stocked these ponds with fish for friends and families to enjoy. In 2008, the family decided to donate a 90-acre parcel containing a 28-acre pond to the City of Sioux Falls for development into a family fishing park. They wanted families, especially kids, to have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and the sport of fishing without having to travel far from town.

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Start a new family tradition with your family and plan your next family outing at the Family Park Community Fishing Park.

Park hours are 5AM to 10PM daily. Fishing licenses are required and statewide fish limits apply.

The fisheries management plan for the park is simple, make sure there are plenty of fish for park users to catch. Each fall and spring, 7,000 catchable rainbow trout will be stocked. In addition, species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, northern pike, yellow perch, walleye, bluegill and crappie will be stocked when available to maintain a fun and exciting fishery. Although fish harvest is allowed, GFP strongly encourages park users to release most of the fish they catch so everyone who uses the park is assured of a good time. >

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Menu Planning Breakfast Banana Dog (A) Handwiches (A)

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Oven Baked Meatballs (A) Egg Noodles Steamed Broccoli

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To Start Printing Coupons: 1.The Coupon Printer – The first time you go to print coupons from a website you will be prompted to download a coupon printer. It is very simple to do and should only take a minute or two. Just follow the instructions provided by the website. You will only need to download this one time per computer. 2. Search Online for Coupons – Visit popular coupon printing websites such as Coupons.com, RedPlum.com, Target.com, and SmartSource.com. You will find hundreds of coupons to choose from and you should be able to print up to two of each coupon. Coupons come and go every day. There are also limits to the amount of coupons that are printed from a website; 2 prints per coupon per computer. For the latest updates on coupons, additional coupon resources, and help with coupon printing visit http://siouxfalls frugalmom.com. n Sioux Falls Frugal Mom Shaina, with husband Gage and daughter Zoe.

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Cinnamon Raisin Bites (E)

Inside Out Sandwiches (D)

PB&J Blossom Sandwiches (E)

Cheesy Potato Skin Pizza (B) Chicken Fingers on a Stick (C) Crunchy Cornflake Chicken (D) Green Beans Mashed Potatoes Buttermilk Biscuits Watermelon Grapes Mixed Vegetables

Mexican Chicken Penne (E) Lettuce Salad Breadsticks

B is for “Book” Sandwiches (B)

Hot Dog Sandwiches (C)

Weeknight Chicken Potpie (G) Lettuce Salad Fresh Fruit Medley

Corn Dog Muffins (H) Peas Frozen Fruit Cups

Macaroni & Cheese (I) Green Beans Yogurt with Berry Toppings

Chicken Soft Tacos (J) Refried Beans Mexican Rice

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Fruity Cereal Bars (C)

Lunchbox Love

Pizza Casserole (F) Corn Mini carrots with Ranch

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Oatmeal Apple Pancakes (B)

Nikki with husband Dave, daughter Olivia and son Preston.

Does it sometimes feel like a full-time job making sure your family makes nutritious food decisions? If so, do you really know what leads to higher quality nutrition? Is it the type of fat, calories, sugar or specific ingredients on the labels? You’ve probably heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal. It is essential for children to eat a healthy breakfast before heading off to school. Ensuring a healthy breakfast keeps kids full longer allowing them to be more successful in school. Be sure to include a protein in your breakfast. Some breakfast examples include: egg, toast, fruit and milk; peanut butter whole wheat toast, milk and fruit; or yogurt and fruit. Processed foods, such as toaster pastries, frozen regular waffles, and cold breakfast cereal are quick options, but not as good of a choice. Children and adults are less able to stay focused because they do not stay full due to the lack of protein and the quick burning carbohydrates found in these items. Try making small changes to your family’s breakfast routine to help increase your child’s attentiveness and keep their tummy full until lunchtime. Aim to incorporate foods such as: whole wheat toast, peanut butter, fruit, eggs, yogurt, and berries into your breakfast routine and you will gradually see changes in your families eating habits that can last a lifetime! n

Breakfast List

Lunch List

Dinner List

Fresh Produce

General Grocery / Canned and Bottled

Fresh Produce

1 bag sunflower seeds (no shell) (A) 11 bananas (A,D) 1/2 cup dried, chopped apple (C) 1/2 cup dried cranberries (C) 1/2 cup raisins (E)

General Grocery / Canned and Bottled

1 cup rolled oats (B) 1/2 cup applesauce (B) 2 tablespoons maple syrup (B) 1 pkg (10 oz) marshmallows (C) 6 cups crisp rice cereal (C) 5 pkgs (3 oz) lemon gelatin (D) 5 cans (20 oz) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, undrained (D) 5 cans (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained (D) 5 cans (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed (D)

Dairy / Refrigerated

1 egg (B) 4 tablespoon butter (B, C) 1 cup fat free milk (E)

General Grocery / Baking

2 cups all purpose flour (E) 3 teaspoons baking powder (E) 1/2 teaspoon salt (E) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (E) 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (E) 1/4 cup canola oil (E)

General Grocery / Condiments and Sauces 6 tbsp peanut butter (A) 6 tbsp jam (A) 1/4 cup honey (E)

8 dill pickle spears, drained (D)

Dairy / Refrigerated

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded swiss cheese (A) 1 egg yolk (A) 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened (B) 14 slices American cheese (B,D)

General Grocery / Baking 1/2 teaspoon minced chives (B) 1/8 teaspoon onion salt (B)

General Grocery / Condiments and Sauces

1/2 cup dill pickle relish (C) 1/4 cup chili sauce (C) 2 tablespoons prepared mustard (C) 1/2 cup mayonnaise (D) 4 tablespoons peanut butter (E) 4 tablespoons jam (E)

General Grocery/ Pasta/Bread

40 slices bread (B, C, D, E)

Frozen

1 loaf (1lb) frozen bread dough (A)

Meat

2 1/2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham (A) 6 slices fully cooked ham (B) 6 hot dogs, minced - C 1 package (6 ounces) thinly sliced deli ham - D

6 medium size russet baking potatoes (B) 1 large tomato, chopped (E) 3 green onions, sliced (E) 3 onions (F, G, I)

General Grocery / Canned and Bottled

2 1/2 cups favorite pasta sauce, warmed (B) 3 cups cornflakes (D) 1 1/4 cups salsa con queso dip (E) 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained (E) 2 cans (8 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained (F) 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce (F) 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce (F) 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste (F) 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth (G) 2 packages (8.5 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix (H) 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn,drained (H) 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles (J)

Dairy / Refrigerated

6 1/2 cups plus 4 tbsp milk (A, D, E, G, H, I) 3 egg, lightly beaten (A, H) 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (A, B, F) 6 cups grated mozzarella or other pizza cheese (B, F)

2 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (E, G, I) 1 tube (11.3 ounces) refrigerated dinner rolls (G) 1/4 cup buttter (I)

General Grocery / Baking

1 tsp dried parsley (A) 1/2 tablespoon basil (A) 24 (10 inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes (C) 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (C) 1 1/4 cups plain dried bread crumbs (C) 1/2 cup all purpose flour (D, G, I) 1 teaspoon paprika (D) 1 teaspoon onin powder (D, F) 1 teaspoon sage (D, G) 1 1/4 teaspoon salt (E, I) 1/2 teaspoon sugar (F) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (F) 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (F) 1 teaspoon canola oil (G) 1/8 teaspoon pepper (G) 2 tablespoons brown sugar (H) 1 package taco seasoning (J)

General Grocery/ Pasta/Bread

2 slices bread (A) 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta (E) 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta (F) 8 ounces of macaroni (I) 12 whole wheat tortillas (J)

General Grocery/Bread 6 whole wheat buns (A)

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‘ H O O D E AT S - R E C I P E S Breakfast A

Banana Dog

Ingredients Whole grain hot dog bun Peanut butter sunflower seeds Banana Jam Directions Simply spread a whole grain hot dog bun with peanut butter, sprinkle with sunflower seeds, and top with a whole, peeled banana and a squiggle of jam. Add a side of milk to round out the meal. **Note: You can also make banana burritos by substituting a tortilla for the bun.

Breakfast B

Oatmeal Apple Pancakes

Fruity Cereal Bars

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows 6 cups crisp rice cereal 1/2 cup dried chopped apple 1/2 cup dried cranberries Directions In a large saucepan, combine butter and marshmallows. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal, apples and cranberries. “

Breakfast D

Frozen Fruit Cups

Ingredients 5 packages (3 ounces each) lemon gelatin 10 cups boiling water 5 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, undrained 5 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained 5 cans (6 ounces each) frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed 5 large firm bananas, sliced Directions In a very large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Spoon into foil cups. Freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving. **Note: Make these ahead and pull out each day for a quick, fruity breakfast! Makes 9 1/2 dozen

Breakfast E

Cinnamon Raisin Bites

Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup fat free milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup raisins Directions In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the milk, oil and honey; add to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets coating with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Makes 2 dozen

Lunchbox A

Handwiches

Ingredients 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed 2 1/2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded swiss cheese

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Lunchbox D

Lunchbox B

PB & J Blossom Sandwiches

Inside Out Sandwiches

Ingredients 1 package (6 ounces) thinly sliced deli ham 8 slices American cheese 8 slices thin sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/2 cup mayonnaise 8 dill pickle spears, well drained Directions Divide ham into eight portions. Top each stack with a slice of cheese. Spread both sides of bread with mayonnaise; place one slice of bread on each stack. If necessary, trim ham to fit bread. Place pickle in center of each. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Serves 8 Lunchbox E

B is for “Book”

Ingredients 12 slices bread 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 teaspoon minced chives 1/8 teaspoon onion salt 6 slices fully cooked ham 6 slices American cheese Directions Cut each slice of bread into a 3-1/2-in. x 3-1/4-in. rectangle, leaving one side with the crust on. Using a 1-1/2-in.letter cookie cutter, cut letters in half of the bread slices. In a small bowl, stir the butter, chives and onion salt until blended. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Top whole bread slices with ham and cheese; top with cutout bread. 6 servings Lunchbox C

Hot Dog Sandwiches

Ingredients 6 hot dogs, minced 1/2 cup dill pickle relish 1/4 cup chili sauce 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 12 slices bread Directions Combine hot dogs, relish, chili sauce and mustard; mix well. Spread on six slices of bread; top with the remaining bread Freeze for up to 2 months. Remove from freezer 4 hours before serving. Serves 6. **Note: Drop the frozen sandwiches in lunch bags before school in the morning. By noon, they’ll be thawed and ready to eat.

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Breakfast C

20 servings

1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon water Directions Let dough to rise according to package directions. Punch down; divide into 10 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a 5-in. circle. Carefully place one circle on a greased baking sheet. Place about 1/4 cup ham and 2 tablespoons cheese to within 1/2 in. of edges; press filling to flatten. Combine egg yolk and water; brush edges of dough with egg yolk mixture. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Brush tops with remaining egg yolk mixture. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold. If desired, cool and freeze. Serves 10

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Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup applesauce 1 egg 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for drizzling 1 tablespoon butter Directions Combine oats, applesauce, egg and maple syrup in a blender and puree to make a smooth batter. Melt 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, drop 2 tablespoons of the batter into the skillet to form each of five pancakes, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and batter. Transfer pancakes to plates, drizzle with more maple syrup and serve.

Pat into a 13-in. x 9-in. pan coated with cooking spray; cool. Cut into squares.

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Ingredients Bread Peanut Butter Jelly or Jam Water Bottle Cap Directions For each sandwich, cut two slices of bread into flower shapes with a cookie cutter. Cut a hole in one of the slices by pressing a water bottle cap into the center. Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the whole piece and place the slice with the hole on top. Dinner A

Oven Baked Meatballs

Ingredients 2 slices white sandwich bread, torn into small cubes 4 tablespoons milk 1 lb meatloaf mix (equal portions ground beef, pork, and lean turkey) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 tsp dried parsley 1/2 tablespoon basil Directions Preheat oven to 425*. Grease a large roasting pan or a baking sheet with sides. Place the bread and milk into a small bowl, mix together and set aside. Place the meatloaf mix into a large bowl and add the egg, parmesan cheese, parsley, and basil. Mix together - it is best to use your hands to ensure everything is evenly distributed.

Squeeze any excess milk from the bread and crumble it into tiny pieces. Add the bread to the meat mixture and mix again. Take 1/4 cup of the meat into your hands and roll into a ball about 2 inches in diameter. You should have 12 meatballs total. Place the meatballs on the greased pan--do not crowd. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, turn again and continue to bake until meatballs are browned and cooked through. Let cool slightly then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, place a few tablespoons of marinara sauce (homemade or jar) in the bottom of a serving bowl, top with 3 meatballs, drizzle with additional sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. **Note: You can make batches of meatballs ahead and freeze them for quick meal planning. To freeze leftover meatballs, place them uncovered on a dish in the freezer for about 10 minutes until they are hard, and then place them in a ziplock freezer bag. This will allow you to take out individual meatballs when you are ready since they won’t be stuck together.

Dinner B

Cheesy Potato Skin Pizza

Ingredients 6 medium size russet baking potatoes 2 1/2 cups favorite pasta sauce, warmed 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 cups grated mozzarella or other pizza cheese Suggested toppings: chopped olives, chopped green peppers, sliced and sauteed mushrooms Directions Heat your over to 400*. Scrub the potatoes, poke them with a paring knife, then bake them for 50-60 minutes, until they’re tender at the center. Cool the potatoes briefly, then halve them lengthwise and scoop out most of the flesh (use it for mashed potatoes), leaving a thin potato wall. Cool the skins. If you’re not preparing the pizza the same day, refrigerate them. To continue preparing the pizza the same day, heat your oven to 400*. Arrange the skins on a well greased baking sheet, radiating out like the spokes of a wheel, as shown. Cut some skins in half the long way and tuck them into the gaps between the whole skins. Lightly salt and pepper the insides of the skins. Spoon the sauce into the skins, dividing it equally. Sprinkle one or more toppings over the skins, if desired, then cover them

evenly with the parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Bake on the center oven rack for 15 minutes. Cool for several minutes, then serve. Dinner C

Chicken Fingers on a Stick

Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick 24 (10 inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes 3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 1 1/4 cups plain dried bread crumbs Directions Cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 1/2 inch wide strips and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold the chicken strips lightly and weave them onto the skewers. Prepare a charcoal fire or set a gas grill to medium-high, close the lid, and heat until hot - about 10-15 mintues. In a small bowl, stir together the oil and barbecue sauce. Spread the bread crumbs on a sheet of waxed paper. Lightly brush the sauce mixture over the chicken strips and then roll them in the bread crumbs. Grill the chicken fingers uncovered until they’re no longer pink inside, about 2 to 4 minutes per side on a gas grill. 5. Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice. Serves 6 to 8. Dinner D

Crunchy Cornflake Chicken

Ingredients 3 cups cornflakes 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 cup milk 2 1/2 lbs bone in chicken parts (breasts, wings, drumsticks, thighs) Directions Heat the oven to 375º. To make the coating, pour the cornflakes into a sealable gallon-size plastic bag and use a rolling pin (or your palms) to crush the cereal. Open the bag and add the flour, paprika, onion powder, and sage. Shake salt and pepper (about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of each, depending on your family’s taste) into the bag, reseal, and shake until well combined. Continued on next page.

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‘ H O O D E AT S - R E C I P E S Dinner D (cont.) Pour the milk into a shallow bowl. Rinse the chicken pieces. Dip one piece in the milk, drop it in the bag of cornflake mix, and shake until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Place the chicken skin-side up in an ungreased baking pan. Repeat until all the pieces are coated. Discard any leftover coating, and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the raw chicken. 3. Bake for 50 minutes or until done. (Meanwhile, prepare the potatoes, carrots, and biscuits.) Be sure to check the chicken for doneness (see our tip, above). Serves 4 to 6.

Dinner E

Mexican Chicken Penne

Dinner F

Pizza Casserole

Ingredients 3 cups uncooked spiral pasta 2 lbs ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cans (8 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce 1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 package (3 1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn,drained 5 hot dogs, chopped Directions In a large bowl, combine corn bread mix and brown sugar. Combine eggs and milk; stir into dry ingredients until moistened. Stir in corn and hot dogs (batter will be thin). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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Dinner I

Weeknight Chicken Potpie

Ingredients 1 small onion, chopped 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 1/2 cups fat free milk, divided 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup all purpose flour 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese 1 tube (11.3 ounces) refrigerated dinner rolls Directions In a large nonstick saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in 3/4 cup milk, broth, sage and pepper. In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the chicken, broccoli and cheese; heat through. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Separate rolls; arrange over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and rolls are golden brown. Serves 8 Dinner H

Corn Dog Muffins

Ingredients 2 packages (8.5 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix

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9 servings (2 cups each serving)

Homemade Macaroni & Cheese Ingredients 8 ounces of macaroni 3 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoon all purpose flour 1 cup chopped onion (or dried minced onion) 1/4 cup buttter 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Directions Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sautee. Stir in flour and salt. Add milk and macaroni to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until paste is tender, stirring occassionally Add cheese and stir until cheese melts.

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Ingredients 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta 2 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 1/4 cups salsa con queso dip 1/2 cup 2% milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 large tomato, chopped 3 green onions, sliced 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, dip, milk and salt. Drain pasta; return to pan. Stir in chicken mixture and toss to coat. Top with black beans, tomato, onions and cheese; heat through. Serves 6

Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the mushrooms, tomato sauce, pizza sauce, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Drain pasta; stir into meat sauce. Divide half of the mixture between two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes; sprinkle each with 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Top each with pepperoni and Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serves 16

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Dinner J

Chicken Soft Tacos

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 package taco seasoning 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles 12 whole wheat tortillas Optional toppings include: sour cream, cheese, lettuce, onions Directions Put the chicken a crock pot and cover with Rotel and taco seasoning. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until it easily shreds. Remove the chicken, shred it, and return it to the juices. Stir and serve on tortillas or taco shells with your favorite taco toppings! *Note: Provided via The Hood Magazine Facebook page via Carri McMahan Crum.

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