A Day in the Country

If you live in the city, a family day in the country may be exactly what you need. Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily city life could give your family a new perspective on spending time together. Visit a farm, spend the day at a lake or take a hike in the woods. All of these options could make for great family togetherness.  Even if you live in the country, spending a relaxing day at a favorite location will be a day to remember.

A day to relax should not be complicated. Plans should be flexible. Preparing a simple picnic lunch will eliminate the need to find a place to eat and give you a chance to spread out a quilt and listen to nature.

Involving the family in plans and preparation will heighten the anticipation. Let the kids help bake some cookies and/or plan the picnic menu. Make a list of all necessary items. Remember to pack paper plates, napkins, garbage bags for clean-up, hand sanitizer, insect repellent and sunscreen. Don’t forget the cooler with ice for drinks and foods that need to stay cool.

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Easy Cowboy Cookies


Martha White® Muffin Mixes come in handy for easy treats. Here is a trio of cookies made with Martha White Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix that are so easy the kids will love to help you make them:

Do you have ideas for great day trips that you have experienced with your family?

Chocolate Chip Muffin Cookies

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