This post has been compensated by Albertsons. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpConOfertas #Safeway #CollectiveBias.
You know how pumpkin pie instantly makes you think of Fall? Well, Pan dulce has the same effect on me during the Fall season. Even though it’s available year-round at many local Latin-American grocery stores and panaderias, I don’t crave it much during the Summer. Once the cold nights start to creep up on us however, all it takes is a hot cup of Mexican chocolate and a concha cut into slices for dipping to put me into the Fall spirit.
When I was a kid, my favorite was the empanada de calabaza. Now my favorite pick is a concha. I bring it home, cut it into long slices and dip ’em into a cup of milk. (Hot, cold, doesn’t matter.)Sometimes in coffee or hot chocolate. It. Is. The. BEST!
And now that I’ve shared this with you, my belly is telling me to go back to the store and pick up some more pan dulce because we’re all out.
I’m never gonna make my weight goal like this. I need a treadmill, dangit!
The day after my pan dulce binge, I went shopping at Safeway to pick up some road trip snacks for us before heading out to Disneyland. We always make sure to take a case of water and snacks for the road, the hotel, and for when we are in the park. It helps to keep the cost of food down while on vacation. I picked up some Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla yogurts for the trip as well as some other items.I returned home and began taking inventory of what we could use up before leaving, and what we could take with us. While cleaning and getting our snacks ready for the trip, I made a snack using some of the conchas and yogurt I had just bought. It sorta resembles a trifle, except there’s no custard or whipped cream. Just yogurt, pan, bananas, and raspberries.
I think these fruit and yogurt snack cups with pan dulce would make weekday morning meals more fun because you can customize them with your favorite fruit, flavored yogurt, and pan dulce.
It’s the easiest snack a pan dulce loving Mexican would appreciate. Just add a little honey to the yogurt, mix it well, slice and dice a concha, and start layering the yogurt, then pan, then fruit however many times you like. There’s no right or wrong way here.
While at Safeway, I also picked up a few cans of Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soups just in case we return home too late to make dinner. Good thing I did because my husband starting getting sick on the last day we were there. Two days after we got home was the beginning of my cold. And now my son is sneezing and coughing A LOT today.
I blame my daughter, but I forgive her ;). She was sick the week before we left. Thank goodness she was nearly 100% better when we began our vacation. I should also add…THANK GOD NO ONE WAS SICK during our Disneyland trip! Anyway, my point is…the soups came in handy.
I went back today, and guess what? Safeway is having a Stock Up Sale that started on the 7th and runs through the 13th of this month. At 4 for $5.00 (product prices may vary by store), you better believe I picked up some more to keep in our pantry!
Click here to see other items in the Stock Up Sale event at Safeway.
Don’t forget to pick up some Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla yogurts while you’re there to try with some conchas!
Speaking of pan dulce, what’s your favorite kind?