Did you know it’s NATIONAL RAISIN WEEK?!?! What? That’s right! What fruit do kids love more than a box of sweet plump raisins? My children love raisins! I have a 2YO and 5YO, and I usually have to purchase raisins in large qualities from Costco, which offers 2 bags of organic Sun-Maids.
I personally love Sun-Maid. My mom gave me Sun-Maid as a child and I now give it to my children. I didn’t know for how many generations my family has been enjoying Sun-Maid, but their company is 100 years old this year, founded in 1912! Sun-Maid offers the quality that fits my high expectations. Whether you purchase finger size boxes or large bags, raisins make a great add-in to lunchboxes or a section of your bento container.
Raisins are a perfectly sweet way to get your children fiber-filled fruit. FRUIT! Don’t forget, raisins are grapes. Sometimes I neglect to educate my children on some of the simple knowledge I have stored in my mommy-database.
In that mommy-database are also my sneaky thoughts as I have been known to sneak fruit into baked goods. Raisins are great add-ins for oatmeal cookies, carrot cake, homemade granola, fruit breads or muffins, bread pudding, and even chocolate chip cookies. You can find some Tasty Treat Thursday recipes with raisins. Sun-Maid also has their own bank of tried and true raisin recipes, as well as their catalog of vintage raisin recipes in PDF form. I’ve had an obsession lately with finding old cookbooks; it’s difficult as not many are not around anymore, let alone preserved electronically. Sun-Maid has a gem to offer here! These recipes date back to 1915.
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Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm.