Monday, May 27, 2013

#Ad - Stocking Up on June Dairy, with Safeway's #EverydayDairy Savings

Last year I was excited to help share and promote Safeway's June Dairy Savings, #EverydayDairy,  and this year it is back with another great promotion to help you stock up on your favorites and Buy $15, Save $5 all month long.

The days are finally getting warmer and my kids want to spend every waking moment playing outside. They are busy swinging, digging for dinosaur bones, helping me out in the garden and general yard exploring. All this activity sure does work up their appetites!

Of course, Memorial Day has ended up a little wetter and darker than we had hoped, but I know June will bring more warm weather soon. And the kids can't wait to get back outside and in the dirt.

June Dairy

Safeway's June Dairy Month promotion kicks off 5/29 and is good through 7/2. Save $5 when you spend $15 on participating products. And there are many great products on the list. Look for in-store participating product shelf tags to help you save. We stocked up and I will be back once the baby is born. Dairy rich snacks while nursing, like string cheese and yogurt, are my favorites to keep on hand.

This weekend I created some fast and easy snacks and treats for my family out of  products that will be eligible for the promotion starting on Wednesday. I purchased: Kraft Natural Slices, Chobani Yogurt, Nestle Coffee-mate, Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. You can see my entire shopping trip in my Google+ album and see a few more participating products my family loves.

Kraft Natural Cheese

The first item I made was an Easy Cheese and Broccoli Roll. Finger foods are always a hit with my crew. These had fresh steamed broccoli, Swiss cheese as well as cream cheese in the filling. They were a big hit with my husband.

Easy Cheese and Broccoli Rolls

You Will Need:
  • 1/4 c. steamed broccoli
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz. Kraft Philadelphia Lite Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 slices, Kraft Natural Cheese Swiss slices
  • 1 can of Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls
  • Garlic salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together the broccoli, 1 egg and cream cheese. Unroll the crescent roll dough and slice a thin triangle of Swiss cheese to fit inside. I sliced three thin triangles from each piece of cheese. Place a tablespoon of broccoli filling at the widest part of the roll. Roll up as usual. Sprinkle the top with garlic salt. Bake for 16 - 19 minutes until the tops have browned.


Safeway #EverydayDairy

Fresh fruit is in abundance on the farm right now, so I combined our ripe strawberries with a kiwi, graham cracker crumbles and Non Fat, Honey Chobani Greek Yogurt.  Layered in a parfait, it is as visually appealing as delicious! My kids always flip for parfaits.

Fresh Fruit Parfait

Last, I made a cool treat for the kids, a Strawberries and Cream Popsicle utilizing the fresh berries we picked earlier this weekend and Nestle Coffee-mate. Check out my Vine video below to see how easy it was to whip up. If you have a Zuko Popsicle maker, it can be made in under 10 minutes. I love fresh and simple treats.

Strawberries & Cream Popsicles

Non-Dairy Strawberries and Cream Popsicles

You Will Need:
  • 1 c. strawberries, washed and hulled, + more for garnish
  • 1/3 - 1/2 c. Coffee-mate Non-Dairy Creamer, Original, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Blend all the ingredients up in the blender, reserve a few strawberries to slice for garnish. 

If using a Zoku maker, with a toothpick or spatula, add the sliced strawberries to the sides of the frozen mold and then fill as usual. For regular Popsicle molds, add the fruit slices to the bottom and fill as usual.

Chill or wait till frozen and then enjoy!

Okay, there are my ideas on what to make with our favorite dairy products. What will you stock up on during the June Dairy Savings at Safeway? What do you want to make?

Remember, this promotion runs 5/29 - 7/02/2013. Connect with Safeway on Twitter and let them know what you made.

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