Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School with Nestlé

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Since Adie started school last week we have been a little chaotic, getting into a routine that works for all of us since we are all new at it. We all have mixed emotions and the last thing I want to worry about is an after school snack and lets be honest, dinner. That's why I love DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza from DIGIORNO® Pizzas, because on a busy day you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time listening to stories from school. We love pizza and pepperoni is popular at our house. I love that pizza can be a meal you feel good about feeding your growing kids, adding a salad, fruit or even veggies makes pizza night something even I (moms) can love! A recipe for success.

Aden is the best little shopper, once we drop Adie off at school we can get a few things done, heading to Safeway/Vons is one of them. Grabbing a few of our favorites for school nights makes shopping easy, HOT POCKETS® snack bites are one of my favorites. Little fingers, little bites :) plus makes Adie's lunch not so boring! Being a stay at home Mom one thing I love is making dinner time special (most days) ... dinner time is my chance to #unplug and connect with my favorite people. Nestle products are fun, simple, and helpful meal solutions for dinner in our house. We laugh at Aden smearing pizza everywhere, Adie tells us all about school, even soccer and Eric and I get to enjoy our little babes being little for another night.

One of Adie's favorite thing to do is set the table for dinner, she goes all out for every dinner she helps with. Then her job is to get everyone drinks :) her favorite is chocolate milk she calls dark milk! We made the mistake of letting Aden sit at the table now he refuses to sit in his highchair, so it's been messy, a little bit of a wrestling match, usually a change of clothes and mostly we just go with it.

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We love our treats! A fun way to get our little people involved is chopping up a few of our favorite NESTLÉ® Fun Size Candy. NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® and BABY RUTH®. Sprinkle a little or a lot in Adie's case to a scoop of vanilla or make it two scoops in a waffle cone. California is hot, treats are our way of keeping cool and we always have a stocked freezer! :) One of my favorite smoothies to make is a strawberry + banana flavored with a scoop of Dryer's classic vanilla is our most favorite! Aden is our number one smoothie drinker and Adie can eat two scoops of chocolate chip faster than anyone I know!! We love blending them up on a hot summer day, by the pool or in the morning when we are in our usual hustle before getting out the door. Ok for your strawberry smoothie you'll need:

1 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 ripe banana
a couple scoops of Dryer's Classic Vanilla ice cream (game changer!!!)
splash of milk (1 cup milk without ice cream)

1. Blend until smooth
2. Pour into your favorite glasses and garnish with a strawberry/banana and a cute straw
3. Make more because you will love it that much. Promise! :)

Stock up on your Nestle products at any Safeway/Vons near you which makes shopping for Back to School and dinner easy on the whole family ... grab your coupons here and have fun!


  1. Your family is beautiful! Back to school time is crazy for us too - thx for these great tips & yummy food recs.

    1. Thank you so much! Loved that you stopped by! -XO!