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You would think Maggie, the food blogger, cooks some crazy food that takes hours to make, but I’m a single mom. Time is not something I have when my little guy is running around the house. I look the other way, and he’s jumping on the couches. Es muy travieso ese niño. That’s why I need quick summer meals. When I saw some of Little Red’s favorite foods that are easy to make in the Instant Savings Booklet from Sam’s Club, this member had to pay the club a visit and stock up!
Little Red loves Kraft macaroni and cheese. You can make it the microwave. Check this out $2 off this entire box. Whoot! Price after savings: $7.68 Valid through July 20. Summer meals that are fast to make… Love them!
Kraft American Singles are made with real milk and featured at $1.75 off in the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Booklet. After savings price: $5.03. Valid through July 20. Makes me and my wallet very happy. My Little Red loves his grilled cheese sandwiches. Since they are individually wrapped, they make a great quick snack too. #ComidasFaciles for a single mom come in very handy. #CollectiveBias
Kool Aid Jammers are in the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Booklet at $1.05 off. After savings price: $5.03 Valid through July 20. Kool Aid is mainly for beach days, and as some of you know, I live by the beach. Beach, a house full of kids, and Kool Aid with 100% daily value of Vitamin C happens often in my house. But, I have something else planned for these babies. Keep reading… 🙂
This is made of bread, Kraft cheese singles, tomatoes, blueberries, Kraft mac and cheese, hot dogs. It took me maybe 5 minutes to put everything together even after making the Kraft Mac n Cheese. When kids are over the house, they only have one objective in mind: BEACH! I need to be able to prepare quick summer meals and get them to the water y rápido.
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Tropical Punch Lime Raspado (or Raspado Tropical con Limón)
2 Tropical Punch Kool Aid Pouches
2 Cherry Kool Aid Pouches
2 limes, juiced
In a casserole dish, pour in all the Kool Aid pouches and lime juice. Stick the casserole in the frig for 2 hours. Take it out, and with a fork, scrape the ice. Serve in a cup and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
Little Red has a friend who doesn’t do dairy well. Puts my summer meals to a challenge, let me tell you. We’re big ice cream people here, and I can’t give him any. Then I remembered raspados, or literally translated “scraped.” Some people call them “granita.” They seem to be all the craze right now, but really, raspados have been around for a LONG time. Raspados were $1 peso in Mexico. The guy would wheel a big block of ice around. When you ordered, he would scrape off some ice and pour the flavor of your choice. My version is so simple. It’s only 3 ingredients!
The guy who sold raspados was usually next to the guy who sold tostilocos de fruta (a fruit salad), and I always asked him to put a some chilito (chile) on my raspado. Us, Mexicans, put chile on everything even our desserts. If your kids don’t do chile, omit.
See all the fluffy deliciousness. It is easier to scrape if you let it sit outside for 2 minutes. What I normally do is I pour the liquid in the casserole dish, stick it in the freezer, go to the beach with the chamacos, come back and eat raspados. Man, I love the summer, summer foods, summer meals!
What is your favorite summer treat?
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Maggie Unzueta is the writer/blogger, photographer, recipe developer, videographer, and creator of In Mama Maggie's Kitchen. She has been developing easy and authentic Mexican food, Mexican-inspired recipes, and traveling tips since 2010. From family recipes to her extensive travels throughout Mexico, she brings traditional Mexican flavors from South of the Border and into your kitchen. Maggie has been featured in notable culinary websites and other media outlets. For more details, check out her About page.