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Aug 30, 2015

Back to School with Netflix!

It's back to school time!  Whether your kids have already started school or are just about to start their first day, the excitement of back to school is in the air.  Since my son just turned three, he won't be starting school for awhile, but that doesn't mean we can't do some fun learning activities at home!  We will be starting some preschool home-school activities this fall!

It's always nice when you can also find a TV show to go along with whatever topics your kids are learning about that week in school or at home.  As you know, Netflix has a ton of shows including plenty with educational aspects to them for kids!  You can search the shows to find an episode that goes with your weekly theme, or just something fun your kids want to learn about.  Sharing TV shows about school and learning, such as Jimmy Neutron, can also help get your kids excited for the new school year!

Check out these shows on Netflix this month to get your kids pumped for the new school year and maybe learn a thing or two as well!  Just head over to Netflix and search for these shows:

Who else is excited that Reading Rainbow can now be seen on Netflix?!  What have you been watching on Netflix this month?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #streamteam and Neflix has provided me with products and services in exchange for participation.  All opinions are my own and we really do love and enjoy Netlflix!

Aug 4, 2015

Share Your Summer with a Coke Float Cocktail!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSummer #CollectiveBias #ad  Messaging below is intended for ages 21+ and is intended to be enjoyed responsibly, in moderation.

Who are you sharing a Coke with this summer?  We are spending the summer with our best friends and soaking up as much summer fun as we can!

This summer you can share a Coke and share a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup with your friends and family with these special personalized treats!

The new REESE'S cups, available exclusively at Walmart, come with fun and funny sayings printed on them!  Pair those with the personalized Coke bottles to share with your BFFs.  I found personalized Coke bottles for all my friends, my parents and even my friend's dog!

One of our favorite pastimes is to meet up at one of our houses to hang out by the fire pit for some drinks together.  Since we're moving at the end of the summer, we've been hanging out as often as possible to get in all of those "one last fire pit" nights!

And of course we always have to challenge each other to some friendly backyard games!

Cheers to summer and to friendship!  We used our personalized Coke bottles to create a yummy Coke Float with a twist, just for adults!  It's so easy to make, check out the recipe below!

Coke Float Cocktails

You will need:
  • Coca Cola
  • Vanilla or whipped cream flavored vodka
  • Vanilla ice cream
What to do:
  • Measure out 1 ounce (a shot glass) of vodka in each person's glass.
  • Pour Coke over the vodka until the glass is about 3/4 full.
  • Slowly and carefully add a scoop or two of ice cream.  Don't just drop it in, or your floats will immediately overflow!  Alternately, you could also mix the Coke and vodka separately and then pour the mixture over ice cream you have scooped into empty glasses.

These Coke Float Cocktails are the perfect cool and refreshing drink for a hot summer night!  Pair them with a REESE'S cups for each person for the best dessert with your friends!

Look for the REESE'S peanut butter cups with a message in the special Share Your Summer display at your local Walmart!  You can find the personalized Cokes in the nearby bin!  Walmart has the largest and most organzied selection of personalized 20 ounce Coke bottles! With over 1000 names you are very likely to find ones for you and your friends!  Check out the site here for all the names and to see what yours looks like on the Coke bottles!

Be sure to follow REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups on Twitter and Facebook, and Coke on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Thanks for checking out my Coke Float Cocktail recipe!  I'd love to hear from you- who are you sharing a Coke and a REESE'S with this summer?

Jul 29, 2015

Huevos Rancheros with Homemade Rancheros Sauce!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SwansonSummer #CollectiveBias

One of my all time favorite meals is huevos rancheros!  It's just delicious and so easy to whip up, especially if you pre-make a big batch of sauce and keep it ready for action in the fridge!  It's also a versatile meal, you can make it for the traditional breakfast, but also for lunch or even dinner!  My rancheros sauce is the perfect blend of sweet from the tomatoes and spicy from the pepper and uses Swanson Broth instead of water for extra flavor!

Rachel's Huevos Rancheros

For the sauce:
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, blackened (directions below) (you can use two peppers if you like it extra spicy) 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small to medium sized onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Swanson Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • dash of lime juice
For the huevos rancheros: 
  • 2 eggs per person
  • 1 tortilla per person
  • shredded cheese
  • black beans
  • prepared sauce
  • Optional: sliced avocado, cooked and sliced sausage

First, blacken the pepper.  Cut the pepper in half and place face down on a baking sheet covered with foil.  Heat up the broiler in your oven and then broil the pepper about 10-12 minutes, until the outside is blackened.  Remove and place in a paper or plastic baggy to cool.

While the pepper cools, make the sauce!
  • Add the olive oil and cumin to a pan and heat up on medium heat, sautéing the cumin.
  • Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook for a few minutes until they are cooked through.
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, salt, pepper and lime juice.  Stir the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pepper from the bag. Remove the seeds and skin, then chop into small pieces.  Add the chopped pepper to the sauce and stir it around.  Cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use immediately on your huevos rancheros or keep in the fridge up a month in an air tight container. 

To make the huevos rancheros:

  • Heat a small pan with a little bit of oil or cooking spray.  Heat up each tortilla in the pan to make them crispy, about 1 minute on each side.
  • Fry up the eggs, 2 per person.
  • Warm up the black beans in a small sauce pan.
  • To assemble: layer a tortilla, then a scoop of beans, then the eggs and a dollop of sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese and any other toppings you desire and enjoy!

I used Swanson Chicken Broth for this recipe, which can be found in bulk at Sams Club!  Chicken broth is a great thing to stock up on, because you can use it for so many meals.   You can find more meal ideas using Swanson Chicken Broth here!   Check out the demo happening nationwide this coming Friday (7-31) from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.  And, be sure to enter the giveaway below!

Thanks for checking out my Huevos Rancheros recipe! What's your favorite summer recipe using Swanson Chicken Broth?

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