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FAMILY FEATURES uring the hustle and bustle of a busy school week, juggling after-school activities, homework, dinners and next day lunch prep can be exhausting. Finding ways to simplify evenings while running a more efficient kitchen routine can make life more delicious for parents and children alike. Consider these ways to make family meals work overtime for you. Chicken Tender Smart Pocket Chicken Tender Smart Pocket Servings: 1 3 breaded chicken tenders 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 Toufayan Smart Pocket, any variety 2 pieces curly lettuce, vashed and dried 2 thinly sliced tomatoes salt, to taste pepper, to taste Bake chicken tenders according to package instructions. Spread mayonnaise evenly on insides of pita bread pocket. Layer lettuce then tomatoes across pita bread pocket. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Sloppy Joe Smart Pockets Servings: 4 1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot 1 clove minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup tomato paste 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 cup water 4 Toufayan Smart Pockets, any variety In large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, celery, onion, carrot, garlic, salt and pepper, breaking up beef until browned and no longer pink, approximately 6-8 minutes. Add tomato paste, brown s ugar, vinegar, mustard and water;, mix well. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens and flavors meld. Remove from heat; taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Divide evenly among pita bread pockets and serve. Plan for leftovers. One easy way to make the most of your time in the evening is to make dinners that serve dual purpose - choosing recipes that shine when leftovers are reinvented for lunch the next day, like an all-time classic: chicken fingers. Making them at home is not only healthier than typical : restaurant offerings, but leftovers can be used in a recipe like this Chicken Tender Smart Pocket, perfect for packing in your child's lunchbox. Use kid-friendly, better-for-you ingredients. It's no secret it can be tough to serve smart choices your kids will actually reach for again and again. Set up a simple toppings bar with a favorite protein, chopped crunchy veggies and simple sauces alongside fun, do-it-yourself foods like stuff- : able Toufayan Smart Pockets. Available in Original, 100% Whole Wheat, Everything and Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat varieties, they're easy to hold, fun to stuff and only 80 calories each. Focus on family favorites. When you're busy making a meal the whole family loves, your time spent in the kitchen may not feel so much like a drain on the evening. Throw it back to childhood with these Sloppy Joe Smart Pockets, an easier-to-eat version with the timeless taste of seasoned beef. Discover more family meal solutions at Toufayan.com, o Sloppy Joe Smart Pockets OSCAR OMAR DANTZLER FOR GOVERNOR "For All The People" Election: October 12, 2019 I am local and a down to earth fair person. I could relate to any person without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and/or creed. I own and manage several small businesses and I am a dedicated worker. I have over 26 years in Law Enforcement, Security and Management combined. I also have over 26 years as a dedicated employee with the Tangipahoa Parish School System. I have the Wisdom, Knowledge, Leadership, and the Ability to lead the State of Louisiana into a better future with the help of these organizations that I support whole-hearty. I am also requesting from the help of the Democratic, Independent, Republic Parties, as well as the ministers and others and as well as the Nation Educators Associations of all parish schools. I need your support and vote so Please get out and vote for Dr. Oscar Omar Dantzler, Jr. on October 12, 2019 for your next GOVERNOR. - Member of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce - Member of the NEA Educators - Member of the Louisiana Educators Association - Member of the Tangipahoa Parish Ministerial Alliance Member of the NRA and Instructor-I Teach Firearm Safety - Member of the Tangipahoa Parish NAACP Association - Chairman of the Advisory Board Committee-over 300 school bus drivers - Member of the International Bail Bond Associations - Member of the International Bodyguard and Security Guard Services Associations - Member of the International Academy of Executive Protection Agents - Member of the Metro Special Police and Security La State Police Firearm Instructor- I teach the Fundamentals of Firearm Safety PAID FOR BY DANTzLER CAMPAIGN United Way holds inaugural Tangipahoa Red Beans 'N' Rice Cook-Off On Monday, Aug 12,at the First Presbyterian Church, 411 W Charles St. in Hammond, from llam- 2pro the United Way will hold the official kick-off of the inaugural Tangipa- hoa United Way Cam- paign. Guests will enjoy all-you-can-eat red beans and rice, desserts, music, and raffles - and have the chance to cast their vote for the best cooking team. Bring your friends, fam- ily, and co-workers along for lunch! Proceeds benefit United Way of Southeast Louisiana's programs serv- ing a seven-parish region, including Tangipahoa. For more information please call Paige Relle 985-520- 2328 1402 South Magnolia St, Suite B Hammond, LA 70403 TangiRedBeans@ UnitedWaySELA.org https://UnitedWaySELA. orgfrangiRedBeans NO lOB TOO IAItJ3E OKTO0 SMALL Carpentry -Electrical -Plumbing Ceiling repair .Fan installation .Porches Ceramic tile -Fences .Bathrooms Remodeling Cleaning -Flooring Installation & -Kitchens Remodeling Countertops Repair -Roofing Crown moulding .Garage doors -Sealing driveways Decks -General Maintenance -Tile installation Door installation -Painting -Window installation Drywall .Patios .Window repair AND MUCH MUCH MORE FREE ESTIMATES Drew Brown Veteran Owned & Operated Times Internet Edition -- www. )onchatoula.com/3times E-Mail: editor@l )endence@gmail.com N !