Getting ready for back to school with Albertsons huge anniversary sale

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Now that we’re past the midpoint of summer break, I bet most moms across the country are counting the days until school resumes. Don’t get me wrong, I love being home with my kids – but having a bored 6 year old child in the lurch is never a good time.

I smell back-to-school in the air every time I visit the store and see all the displays that greet you when you walk in. Its always fun to get to pick from the colorful binders & folders to help you get organized for fall.

Lunches are no different and they are by far my favorite to make. Since JP was a toddler, I’ve always favored the bento lunches because the whimsical factor helps keep him interested. So while I’m stocking up on pens and pencils, I’ve also been stocking up on yummy treats I can include in his bento lunches.

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

Albertsons was having a huge anniversary sale this week, and I couldn’t help but grab some special savings while I could. Sales are also happening at Safeway and Tom Thumb too!

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I love using individually wrapped items because they’re easy to throw together when you’re in a hurry. I put my time on putting it all together in a fun package!

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

I made him a fun cutout sandwich with his favorite sides  – pickles, string cheese, potato chips & dry cereal for snack time. Can’t forget the Gatorade too!

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

I love the smallish size of the Lays chips – they fit nicely when I open it up and remove the air!

Getting ready for back to school at Albertsons #AHugeSale #ad

So how does your family get ready for back to school season? What type of thing do you stock up on most?

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Snacking to the beat of my own drum with Pringles®

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Tracking PixelPringles®.. Ohh how I love thee! Its been around since my childhood and it still makes me as happy as it did as a kid. I still get excited when I get ready to open one of these, and this week was no exception. I was sent both regular and BBQ flavors to try – along with some drumsticks. Yes, the noisy kind not the food kind.

I was puzzled at first and wondered where the common ground was for Pringles® and percussion drumsticks, and then I made the connection…..

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JP seemed to catch on pretty quick, and took the opportunity to make a drum set out of the Pringles® when I pulled them out for a movie snack this week. He got even more excited when I gave him the set of drumsticks that I had too!

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My little music prodigy in the making! I’m so happy that he enjoys music – but he’s still got a long way to go. Do you know of someone who’s a drumming rockstar? Check out the Percussion Prodigies’ videos at Pringles.com/music and see how others are making an instrument out of a can of Pringles®. You can also enter into their summer sweepstakes and possibly win a VIP experience to a Live Nation concert in the U.S. All you need to do is pick up a specially marked can of Pringles®, enter your code online and you could find yourself on an adventure of a lifetime! Sweepstakes is open until 7/31/15 at 11:59pm ET.

Now I’ve got a few more reasons to love Pringles®!!

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How to make a Chocolate Chip Cookie Frozen Custard Cake with DREYER’S Frozen Custard

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Today I have something special to share – It’s quite possibly one of the most delicious things I’ve ever had in a long time… Ever try ice cream cake? Well combine that with chocolate chip cookies and whipped cream and you’ve got something unforgettable! I decided to make this cake out of DREYER’S Frozen Custard that I found at Albertsons the last time I was grocery shopping. Frozen custard has a creamier texture, so I chose Old fashioned vanilla and chocolate malt as my 2 ingredients in this frozen treat.

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Dreyers Chocolate chip Cookie Frozen Custard Cake #IceCreamHero #ad

This is a great dessert to take to BBQ parties and any other potluck events over the summer because it’s always a crowdpleaser. I mean how can you go wrong with frozen custard and chocolate chip cookies??

I made some home made chocolate chip cookies with my favorite recipe and let them cool completely. I also got my frozen custard ready by letting it soften on the counter for about 15 minutes. Its harder to spread when it’s too firm. You can even use one of those disposable tin pans to simplify cleanup for large parties, I used a fancy baking dish of my own.

First I layered the bottom of the pan with cookies breaking them apart to fit closely together, then I topped it off with a layer of DREYER’S Frozen Custard in Old Fashioned Vanilla. I added another layer of cookies and then topped that with DREYER’S Frozen Custard in Chocolate Malt.

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Just to make it even more special, I thought I’d top it off with a layer of home made whipped cream. Using a pint of whipping cream and 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar, beat it on high speed until you have nice, stiff peaks. Spread on top of the layered dessert and freeze. Let it set for at least 4-6 hours or overnight

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Making it was half as much fun as eating it! What a beautiful mess :)

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Dreyers Chocolate chip Cookie Frozen Custard Cake #IceCreamHero #ad

So if you want to give this recipe a try, pick up a tub of DREYER’S Frozen Custard and receive 1$ with this coupon. Click the link and search for the $1.00 off 1 DREYER’S Branded Product 32 –48 oz offer to save.

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