It is hard to know what to say. There are statistics of course. An estimated 29,000 children under the age of five dead in the last three months. 3.2 million people in Somalia in need of immediate, life saving assistance. Well over two million Somalis have had to flee their homes to the capital Mogadishu or to neighboring countries. The numbers are numbing.
Read - Cooper: 'This famine was preventable'
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Someone stole borrowed your stapler at the office, you were in bumper to bumper traffic on the way home, and all you can think of making for dinner is that same ol' chicken tetrazzini recipe - which was delicious, the first 1800 times.
You, my friend, have fallen into a cooking rut.
So, what's a disgruntled and uninspired home cook to do? Chef Aaron Wright from The Tavern at Lark Creek has got you covered with some unique tips to take your Monday night to the next level.
As a chef, Wright might not find himself at home very often for a weeknight dinner - but when he does, he makes it count.
Five Ways to Make a Weeknight Meal Feel Extraordinary: Aaron Wright
When you're packing your kid's lunchbox in the morning, the ice pack is just as important as the fruit and the sandwich. And new research finds you might need more than one to keep your little one healthy.
Looking at the lunches of preschool age children, Texas researchers found that 98% of the time the food was not as cold or as hot as it should be for safe eating, even if packed in an insulated lunch box or stored in a hot thermos. This means your child may be more likely to come home with a stomach ache.
"This is a red flag. This means that the recommendations for food safety are not being followed," said Dr. Steve Abrams, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition.
Read the full story: "Secret for a safe kid's lunch: Extra ice"
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