Kitchen Parade Extra: On-the-Run Breakfast Bars & Lenten Grass ♥

Oatmeal bars with bacon and cheddar cheese: breakfast delicious!Ever wish you had a nutritious breakfast to make ahead of time and eat in the car? Say hello to on-the-run breakfast bars, this week's recipe in Kitchen Parade. It's a recipe I've made and shared for years. My Dad's a special fan, he especially likes the really cheesy batches.

But wait, there's more!

This week's column features a traditional family recipe but it also shares a special Lenten tradition.

SPECIAL TRADITION FOR LENT If you're considering how to observe Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday on February 21st -- especially in a hands-on way with children -- consider planting a dish of Lenten grass. It's an old Finnish tradition, one which I've practiced since living in Finland for a year as a Rotary International exchange student. Read about it in this week's column, including a photo essay.
Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.