S’more Snack Mix

It’s the middle of summer, have you had a S’more yet? Well today I am going to share with you a simple and delicious S’more Snack Mix. This is perfect sweet treat for picnics, camping, going to the beach or simply binge watching Netflix.

S’more Snack Mix
 
Ingredients
  • 10 Oz. Box Teddy Grahams
  • 20 Oz. Chocolate Almond Bark, melted
  • 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Plastic Snack Bags
  • Wax Paper
Instructions
  1. Lay out 10 oz. of Teddy Grahams on a piece of wax paper.
  2. Melt Chocolate Almond Bark in microwave according to package directions.
  3. Pour melted Almond Bark over Teddy Grahams.
  4. Sprinkle 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows over top.
  5. Let sit for 2-3 hours and bag into plastic sandwich bags.

Now believe me, these are DELICIOUS! I could have made more bags, but I ate a lot of the snack mix before they made it into the bags, it’s that good! Once the chocolate has hardened make sure to bag them up so the Teddy Grahams and marshmallows don’t get stale! You could certainly add more to this mix as well, perhaps adding Mini M&Ms, pretzel sticks or peanuts!

Although you could simply sit down and devour all of this snack mix yourself, or like I said before, bring it with you on the boat or on a picnic. However, if you care to share you can click here and download a cute note to staple to the top of your plastic baggie to create a cute gift for someone.

I hope you enjoy this snack mix, it sure screams summer and is a simple, delicious treat that is fun and easy to make. I would even suggest getting the kids involved, they would love making this too!

Happy Summer!

3 Day Camping Meal Plan

Ashley Maurer www.cobornsblog.com
Ashley Maurer

My family has spent Memorial Day Weekend camping since before I was even born! Even though the tradition has changed over the years, we still spend the weekend together camping out in my parent’s back yard. This year was no exception! All those years camping has given me so many wonderful memories of fishing, doing puzzles, playing cards, going for walks, canoing and especially cooking over a campfire.  Continue reading “3 Day Camping Meal Plan”

DIY Coke Lights

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DIY Coke Lights - www.cobornsblog.comIf you know me, then you know I love to go camping. Well, not camping in tents, we have a RV that we do our camping in! We park our camper and decorate it and make it festive and fun! So this year since everyone is having so much fun finding their names on a Coke Bottles I thought it would be fun to make some lights to decorate the camper with! Have fun!

What you will need

  • Plastic Coke Bottles
  • Indoor/Outdoor White Lights 100 Count
  • Wire Cutter
  • Flat Head Screwdriver

This is so easy!

DIY Coke Lights - www.cobornsblog.comI took the empty Coke bottles and rinsed them out with soap & water; rinsing them again with plain water and letting them air dry. I then cut a V in the side of the bottle cap and also the opposite side of the cap with another V. I did the same on the bottles, avoiding where there is extra plastic. After poking 10 lights into a bottle using a flat head screwdriver to push the lights down into the bottle, the cap is then snapped on making sure the stringed part of the lights go thru the V area. Two lights are used for spacing between each bottle.

I used a set of 100 lights and 8 bottles. I made a second set of lights and plugged into the first set. Two sets of lights fit on one side (10’) of my  pop up canopy tent. What an exciting & bright way to light up your summer fun! We are sure to be the hit of the RV Park this 4th!

Simple Summer Meals on the Run

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We’re getting into my favorite season of the year: lake season! For those who are lucky enough to live on the water year round, perhaps the excitement doesn’t overcome them quite like it does me. This is the time of year when my family gives up dusting and vacuuming for the summer, doesn’t invite company to visit our home, and perpetually leaves the suitcases out on the coffee tables in our family room – always in packing and unpacking mode throughout the week – all summer long until the new school year starts. When each Thursday night comes, we tuck the kids into bed, then load up the car so that at 5:00 on Friday, we can hit to the road!

During particularly hectic weeks, I order groceries for the weekend menu and a bag of ice from CobornsDelivers and have them deliver my order to my office. I meet them in the parking lot with a cooler in my trunk and voila! I’m all set for the weekend.

In order to survive the madness of constantly being on the go, we plan our weekend meals to be as simple as possible. Yes, sometimes we bring a box of cereal for breakfast or PB&Js for a boat ride, but we honestly eat pretty delicious food by simply planning smart. For instance, we don’t ever bring loaves of bread – they always get smooshed; instead we use pitas, tortillas or sandwich rounds. And there’s nothing wrong with the occasional meat/cheese/crackers combo or veggie tray on the boat if it’s too nice to come in to shore for a meal.

This year for Memorial Day weekend, here’s what we are bringing.

Friday Dinner – BLT Wraps & Grapes

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - BLT Wraps

Time- Saving Tip: Use precooked bacon.


Saturday Breakfast – Campfire Omelets & Sliced Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Omelets

Time- Saving Tip: At home, mix eggs, cooked sausage, chopped peppers and onions, milk and cheese and bring along in a Ziplock.


Saturday Lunch: Tacos in a Bag

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tacos in a Bag

Time- Saving Tip: At home, brown taco meat and simply reheat before filling chip bags. Have kids help chop olives, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes.


Saturday Dinner: Pie Iron Pizza Pockets, Lettuce Salad & S’mores

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Time- Saving Tip: Use pizza sauce in a squeeze bottle and Deli Flats for the crust


Sunday Brunch: Campfire Oatmeal, Skewered Bacon & Cut Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire OatmealSimple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Bacon

Time- Saving Tip: At home, combine all the dry ingredients for the oatmeal and bring along in a Ziplock.


Sunday Lunch: Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas, Celery and Hummus

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas

Time- Saving Tip: At home, prepare Tabbouleh – the longer it marinates, the better the flavor.


Sunday Dinner: Sausage Hobo Dinners, Jiffy Pop & Fruit Pies on the Fire

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Sausage Hobo Dinners

Time- Saving Tip: If you’ve caught some fish, you can easily sub fish for the sausage.
Use biscuits in a tube for pie crust – simply flatten one out inside each pie iron side, then scoop in some pie filling and close them tightly before cooking on the fire.


Monday Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Yogurt & Leftover Fruit


Monday Lunch: Leftovers!

It never hurts to resort to PB&J if you run out of leftovers; although, I’ve never once had that happen. Ever.


 

The key to all of this is to relax and go with however the weekend flows. You might have an impromptu potluck with neighbors or a rainstorm that sends you to a nearby restaurant. Or maybe you’ll get lucky like we once did and find a fantastic wild blueberry patch and eat an entire lunch of blueberries. Wherever your summer weekends take you, make some memories without having to spend your weekend in the kitchen!

Rebecca
Coborn’s, Inc. Communications Manager

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Grilled Lemon and Herb Salmon

Weekly Ad Recipe Grilled Salmon and Herb Salmon www.cobornsblog.com

If you haven’t had a chance to try our new Norwegian Salmon you just have to. I am a salmon lover but this species of salmon puts all others over the top. This is such an easy recipe and the flavor of the salmon, rice and lemon are wonderful. With the aluminum foil packs this is a great recipe if you are camping and enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy….I did!

– Jayne
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Grilled Lemon and Herb Salmon
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Instant Rice, uncooked
  • 1¾ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Carrots, matchstick cut
  • 4-6 Oz. Salmon Fillets
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Pepper Seasoning Salt
  • ⅛ tsp. Salt
  • ⅓ Cup Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 Medium Lemon, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into ¼" slices
Instructions
  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  2. Spray four 18" x 12" sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  3. Mix rice and broth in medium bowl.
  4. Let stand about 5 minutes or until most of broth is absorbed.
  5. Stir in carrots.
  6. Place salmon fillet on center of each foil piece.
  7. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning salt and salt; top with chives.
  8. Arrange lemon slices over salmon.
  9. Spoon rice mixture around each fillet.
  10. Fold foil over salmon and rice so edges meet.
  11. Seal edges, making tight ½" fold; fold again.
  12. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  13. Cover and grill packets 4 to 6 inches from low heat 11 to 14 minutes or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  14. Place packets on plates.
  15. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: Edna Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir