The A, B, C, D’s of Water Safety: A Giveaway

Enter the giveaway and learn the A,B,C,D's of safety during National Water Safety Month in May! Read more about the Zac Foundation. #ad #WaterSafety #CLVR

I can’t believe it (REALLY can’t believe it), but summer vacation is about a month away.

Today I had Des’ last parent/teacher conference of his preschool career, and next week is kindergarten orientation. Scarlet is planning for her end-of-year field trip and Field Day, and I have to pay my summer camp deposits. It’s really coming!

Are we ready?

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Maybe we aren’t emotionally ready for summer vacation, or at least I’m not there yet, but we have a few weeks to prepare. I DO feel prepared for this month’s (May’s) National Water Safety Month, thanks to The ZAC Foundation and you will too!

Summer takes so long to get here, and then it goes by in a flash. The kids have their great big birthday party, and their birthdays. My birthday is only a couple months away (gulp). The kids have several weeks of summer camp and we have many overnight trips on the books for us, and not to mention the countless mini road trips that are always on my agenda.

water safety month

Summer seems to go by so fast as an adult, and most definitely as the parent of at least one school-age parent, that I can’t help but sigh and wonder at the fullness of our days. From waking up to the camp morning rush and making sure to sunscreen the kids before we go out the door, to catching fireflies at night (“for just five more minutes, Mama”) and letting the kids stay at the playground until just after dusk has fallen, summer safety has been on my mind more than ever.

It needs to be.

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Here are the A, B, C, D’s of Water Safety:

– A is for Adult. Never let children be alone near a pool, ocean, lake or river

– B is for Barrier. Have a fence that goes around your pool

– C is Classes. Kids and adults should take safety classes

– D is for Drains. Teach all swimmers to stay away from all pool and spa drains

Did you know that drain entrapment can happen no matter how well a child swims? If you have a pool, make sure it has an anti-entrapment drain cover. And never let anyone swim in a pool with a loose drain cover or a drain cover that falls off. Have your drains checked regularly by a licensed maintenance professional.

And visit The Zac Foundation for more information about how to keep children safe around water!

Giveaway Details!

Prizes: Each prize pack will include a bag, towel, book, water watcher card, t-shirt and wristband
Dates: May 1 – May 26
Notification: Winners will be randomly selected and notified by The ZAC Foundation by June 1
Age 18+
US resident only
Only one winner per household

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For more info about ZAC Foundation:

The ZAC Foundation’s informative Website
Here’s The ZAC Foundation video and parent’s page
The ZAC Foundation newsletter sign-up page

So, how do you honor National Water Safety Month?

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Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

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Tell me – are you having any music adventures this summer? I certainly am! So let’s talk about how your summer needs music, and your food needs FLAVOR, and how it’s all connected! I fell in love with El Yucateco® over summer. I can never buy just one, which makes this awesome printable coupon for $1 off when you buy three bottles SO PERFECT!

The coupon is good from 5/9 through July!

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It’s perfect because these bottles are the perfect size for bringing along on adventures! I will go into more detail about their flavor, use, and amazing versatility too! I’ve been dreaming about summer music festivals throughout the long winter. I’ve been dreaming about tailgating, cooking in a portable grill, and finding good ingredients to use even when traveling, camping, or road-tripping for a long period of time. What is summer without good food, good music, and good adventures?

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I’m from New Jersey, and I miss all the summer concerts and festivals I could see down the shore there, or in and near NYC. Then when I lived in San Francisco, we got such incredible festivals! I worked at a grocery store there – and customers would come in to get their big music festival supplies. I would help them put their orders together, and we would compile the best products for energy, health, hydration, and flavor-on-the-go. I’d always direct them to El Yucateco®. Why? Why, indeed!

FLAVOR! It enhances flavor, but make no mistake – this is no condiment. This is a part of summer grilling for us.

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I get my El Yucateco® hot sauces at a little market across the bridge from our city. It’s called Ecuador Andino Store. If you’re ever in town, I encourage you to go there! The customer service is fantastic, and they always have exactly what I need for flavorful cooking. I had a lot of trouble deciding which flavors to use over the weekend, so I got three!

And I intend to use them all.

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music festivals

So, I need to tell you the grilled cheese story. My husband makes it really well – the kids always beg for more. I wind up eating their scraps and then I say that it’s just as good for adults – but needs something special. Flavor. Cassidy tends to do a lot of traveling for music festivals and concerts. One thing that’s been made famous in the parking lots of music festivals is grilled cheese. People tailgate with portable grills, and make amazing grilled cheese. When I think of fueling for concerts, I think of grilled cheese. When I think of adding flavor, I look no further than El Yucateco®. Grilled cheese. Good sauces. Check.

And it was during a summer concert when I realized that you can easily cook grilled corn anywhere too!

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You’ll see in my recipe, but you mix the sauce with butter and spices, and add some Parmesan. So good!

Now, let’s talk about the sauces. It’s hard to choose just one, but luckily you don’t have to do that! They can easily be thrown in a purse or bag when you’re on-the-go. Then you can flavor your food anytime and anywhere! El Yucateco® is the #1 authentic habanero hot sauce, made from habaneros hand-picked from their own fields. The sauces are handcrafted to have rich flavor and just the right amount of HEAT. For my recipe, I used Red Habanero Hot Sauce. It’s made from red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings. It’s an “all purpose” sauce, but packs a little more kick than the average hot sauce – but with far less vinegar. You get the true flavors of the pepper in the dishes you create.

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All of this can be yours, with this simple double recipe:

Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Habanero Chicken Grilled Cheese & Spicy Grilled Corn

Ingredients

    For the Grilled Cheese:
  1. 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  2. 2 cups cooked chicken
  3. 8 slices sourdough bread
  4. 4 Tbsp butter
  5. 8 slices cheese
  6. 2 Tbsp El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce
  7. For the Spicy Grilled Corn:
  8. 3 ears fresh corn
  9. 2 Tbsp El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce or Black Label Reserve
  10. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  11. 1/4 cup butter
  12. 1/2 tsp salt
  13. 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  14. 1/2 lime juiced
  15. Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

    For the grilled cheese
  • 1. Mix cooked chicken and sauce in a bowl, and set aside
  • 2. Meanwhile, butter one side of all slices of bread - the "outside" of the sandwich
  • 3. Place one slice of cheese on top of the unbuttered side of the bread
  • 4. Then, add a good helping of the habanero chicken
  • 5. Next, add a second slice of cheese on top of the chicken
  • 6. Last, top with another buttered slice of bread - buttered side up
  • 7. Cook the sandwich, buttered side down in a skillet for about five minutes
  • 8. Make sure the cheese is melted, and the bread is golden brown
  • 9. Flip the sandwich with a spatula and cook other side
  • 10. Repeat for all sandwiches
  • 11. Enjoy!
  • For the corn:
  • You can cook your ears of corn fully in their husks, half in their husks, or fully out of their husks
  • Preheat your outdoor/portable grill to medium high heat
  • Grill your corn until it's hot and lightly charred - for about 7-10 minutes
  • Roll the corn with butter, and spread on Habanero Hot Sauce of choice, pepper, and Parmesan cheese
  • Squeeze the juice of a lime, and enjoy!

Notes

You have the option to spread the butter, sauce, pepper, and lime on the corn before or after grilling. I didn't find a huge difference either way. Both were delicious!

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I know that’s a lot of info, but this is an easy way to get a GREAT meal during your summer music adventures and travels. And it’s so easy! It’s such a simple delight to take an old classic recipe and give it more flavor and pizazz.

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grilled corn recipe

Here are my Five Favorite Tips For Staying Healthy During Music Festival Season:

1 – Prepare, prepare, prepare. Go grocery shopping and buy in bulk! (like with cheese and bread and corn) Stock up on snacks that can withstand the extreme heat. They give you nutrients too. Look for nuts, oats, dried fruit, etc.

2 – Pack. Seal everything airtight so it can last for days! Make sure you brief up on the rules and regulations at your festival grounds or campsite. You may need a doctor’s note if they don’t allow food, and you need certain foods.

3 – Pack a cooler. You’ll need it for drinks, fruit, and grilled cheese supplies!

4 – Eat a big breakfast. You’ll need it! And grilled cheese is a PERFECTLY good breakfast.

5 – Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. And move, move, move your body. And then you’ll need to hydrate even more!

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For more info about El Yucateco®:

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