Summer hasn't "officially" started yet but by the temps here, it sure seems like it has! With Summer comes yummy treats! Isn't it funny how our taste for things change with the season? Maybe it is just because I HATE using my oven during the hottest time of the year. During the summer months I prefer cold treats, both savory and sweet. Today I am sharing with you my Top 5 Summer Time Treats!
The girls and I headed out to Walgreens last night to pick up some Pepsi and Frito Lay products. They were having a great sale on Pepsi Products and, I needed to pick up some chips for my treats, and also lunch this week.
First up is a cool savory summer time staple, Chips and Guac! I LOVE making my own homemade guacamole, it is super easy and tastes 1000x's better than store bought. All you need is 1-2 Ripe Avocados per person, Lime Juice, Tomatoes, Onion and Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste. Each time I make it I put different amounts of everything in so I really don't have a set recipe. I ALWAYS serve my guacamole with Tostitos Tortilla Chips, no other brand will do.
Next on my list is Root Beer Floats. A few years ago I bought a few different brands of root beer and did a little taste test. Our favorite? Mug Root Beer, it is SO good! Since my girls are still little, they never finish an entire root beer float, I started making them mini size and they got the BIGGEST kick out of them! Plus, it helps me not to over indulge, I get just enough to satisfy my craving.
Around here there are two HUGE rivalries. Are you an OU or an OSU fan? Do you drink Coke or Pepsi? For us, we are OSU fans and we drink Pepsi, and Pepsi prosucts! For my family, Pepsi is a tradition that started generations ago. My Great Grandpa Adams ALWAYS had to have a Pepsi and my Grandpa usually capped his not off with a giant bowl of popcorn and a nice cold Diet Pepsi. Since we always had Pepsi in the house growing up, during the summer I would make Pepsi Freezes. All you do is pour a can of Pepsi into a plastic cup and freeze overnight. When you are ready to enjoy just take your cup out of the freezer. You can scrape it with a fork and put it in a separate cup but, I just use a spoon and the cup I froze it in. Plus, this is something SUPER easy for the kids to do!
What summer picnic is complete without a PB&J Sandwich? Why not take it up a notch and add.....chips! Yep! I remember MANY school trips to the Zoo, I would always have a PB&J Sandwich and add some Lay's Potato Chips to it! YUM! Just make a regular PB&J sandwich and before you put it together, add 4-6 chips. You can thank me later, your kids will also love this!
This Strawberry Pretzel Dessert is AMAZING! It is the perfect dessert to take to family gatherings. It is SO easy to make! The hardest part is waiting long enough to allow it to set up before digging right in! I seem to always have Rold Gold Pretzels just hanging out in my pantry, what better way to use them than cover them with cheesecake and strawberries? HELLO!
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