How cute is this little treat jar? Penny will do anything for food. We now laugh and laugh about how a woman at the shelter said that Penny was picky about treats. This is the dog who dug into a random leaf pile and pulled out a quesadilla last week. She will eat absolutely anything and everything that resembles food. Yes, the vet told us no people food, which I do follow, though she and I have an agreement that anything that falls on the ground is fair game. (This weekend, a pancake fell on the floor and Penny thought she hit the jackpot for half a second until I scooped it up and threw it in the trash. Sorry, girl!) The vet also said no treats, but these mini bones make a good low-cal incentive when needed.
Project #2 ... I've been wanting to do this for a long time! Keeping a stash of snacks on hand and food containers all in one place, right under the counter where lunch boxes are filled has made lunch prep go SO much smoother. It also makes it easy that each kid always takes the same thing for lunch. I used to stress about the lack of variety, but turns out that we all prefer the routine. (And happily, Wegmans doubles coupons for the drinkable yogurt that gets packed every single day!)