D and I are huge dairy fans, and D loves the opportunity, any opportunity, to eat outside, so I jumped at the chance to participate in Safeway’s National Dairy Month.
As we try to be healthier, we’ve come to realize just how important dairy is in a healthy lifestyle. It is also a very tasty addition to any diet! D and I both love milk, though he drinks more of it than I do. We’ve also started really liking the Yoplait yogurts that taste like dessert (some of them actually do, it’s amazing!). We’re also big fans of cheese, though our tastes differ. I like cheddar, gouda, brie, and mozzarella. While D likes all those, he also likes swiss, and blue cheese, and any stinky cheese. I cannot even smell some of his favorite cheeses.
Now when buying dairy, there aren’t very many special considerations. We have no allergies, though we do try to look at labels to get the items that are healthiest for us.
The same is NOT true when deciding on a recipe. D and I have very unique considerations when it comes to food. A bit hard to explain. But suffice it to say, we keep Kosher-style, meaning no mixing meat with dairy. This often means I have to edit/alter recipes I find to make sure there is no mixing.
Two of our favorite dairy ingredients are mozzarella cheese and pesto sauce. Since we were going to eat outside I also wanted to make sure we had something accessible for outdoors. So sandwiches it was! I found a few recipes online at an awesome website http://packyourpicnic.com (seriously, go take a look, I’ll wait!). And edited them.
D and I go both enjoy food shopping so we usually do it together. I either write up a paper list (old fashioned I know!) or give him the list to put on his Ipod touch. Now I love our local Safeway. The produce department in particular is so inviting. It makes me want to taste everything (I resist!) with all the bright colors. No matter when I go in or what time of day, it is always neat and inviting. It isn’t cramped like some other grocery stores.
|Thrilled about our shopping cart!|
I love a good deal and have been a Safeway club member for a while. Take a look at the pictures in the slide show. You’ll notice all the deals I got just by having my free membership!
When I cook, D always likes to help. Now as for the recipe: toast the bread. On one slice put about 1T of pesto sauce. On the other slice place sliced tomato and mozzarella cheese. Place that second slice under the broiler for about 5 minutes. Assemble sandwich, slice, add some cheddar chips to the plate and
good to go! Oh, but don’t forget the raspberry green tea with REAL raspberries!
I think what excited D most about this whole thing was getting to eat outdoors. He loves it, me not so much. But tonight it was dinner outside. Just look how happy he is in the pictures here!
This project has been compensated as part of the June Dairy program for Safeway. Make sure you look for #SafewayDairy. As always, all opinions are my own.