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July 27, 2017

Cenas con Campbells faciles y sencillas para el regreso a la escuela

 

Esta campaña ha sido compensada por Collective Bias, Inc. y sus anunciantes. Todas las opiniones expresadas aquí son mías. #CampbellsShortcutMeals #CollectiveBias

Puedes hacer click en la foto para comprar los Campbell Soup Company products que yo utilice en Walmart.com! Visita el portal Campbell’s Shortcut Meals para que puedas obtener más recetas de Campbell Soup Company products.

No es nuevo para nadie que yo no sé y no me gusta cocinar. (Pueden leer mas aqui)

Todo mi familia y amistades y mi esposo lo saben. Y fue algo que desde el momento que nos casamos he estado trabajando en eso. Ya voy por 8 años y medio y todavía no tenemos una buena relación (la cocina y yo).

 

Te pudiera dar mil y una razón por la cual no me gusta pero la más obvia es que todo se me quema…

 

He tratado todo. Poner alarmas y todavía es el dia que no lo soluciono. Que todavía si fuera posible el agua se me quemaría.

 

Pero mi pobre esposo ya esta acostumbrado. Vuelvo y repito son ocho anos pero cuando nuestra bebe, Bella, ya pudo comer tuve que intentarlo otra vez. Intentar arreglar nuestra relación porque no se puede comer en Chick-fil-A todos los días.

 

Ya ha pasado un poco más de un año pero y yo he encontrado una manera de salir adelante sin gastar tanto dinero comiendo  fuera y no pasarnos mucho tiempo en la cocina.

Especialmente ahora que los niños regresan a la escuela y el tiempo es más corto de lo normal mientras que el hambre es más de lo normal.

 

Entonces para todas ustedes que no les gusta la cocina y no les guste estar mucho tiempo en ella aquí hay dos recetas para ustedes que Walmart les ayuda a hacer. También unas recetas perfectas para el regreso a clases para aquellas madre que quieran acortar su tiempo en la cocina.

 

Estas dos recetas son muy fácil y hasta se pueden hacer, congelar y estar lista para cuando el hambre llegue.

 

Raviolis con Prego® Italian Sauce

 

Esta es una de las comidas favoritas de Bella porque al igual que a mi, les encanta el queso. La salsa Prego® Italian Sauce con su cremosidad y saber les da un toque exquisito.

 

Ingredientes:

  • Raviolis Congelados
  • Prego® Italian Sauce (Traditional)
  • Pan
  • Spray de Aceite
  • Sal de Ajo
  • Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup

 

Este platillo es una cena entera que toda la familia puede disfrutar. Es una platillo que incluye Ravioli, sopa y panecillos.

 

Es muy simple.

 

Raviolis:

  1. Hervir Agua
  2. Poner los ravioles a hervir y esperar.

 

Pan con ajo:

  1. Partir el pan a la mitad
  2. Echarle Spray de aceite
  3. Rozear sal de ajo encima del pan
  4. Poner al horno

 

Sopa de tomate:

Seguir las instrucciones de la lata y poner a calentar ( esto lo puedes hacer mientras que se cocina el pan y el ravioli)

 

Si te pasa como a mi, algo siempre se te quema.

Esta vez fue el pan.

Ese mismo pan tostado lo puedes usar como panecitos encima de tu sopa de tomate.

Por eso les digo es más que simple y a todas nos puede salir bien.

Esta receta no se toma más de 25 minutos para ejecutar y tus hijos y pareja les va a encantar.

 

Ahora todos nos gusta la comida deliciosa y si nunca has probado un ravioli frito no sabes lo que te estas perdiendo.

 

Esta receta la puedes hacer antes de tiempo, y tenerla lista para solo freír.

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Raviolis Fritos:

 

Ingredientes:

Pan molido (puedes usar el pan que te sobró de la comida)

1 huevo

Prego® Italian Sauce (Traditional)

En esta receta usamos Prego® Italian Sauce otra vez ya que su cremosidad puede ser usada como salsa para mojar los raviolis.

 

Para empanizar estos raviolis es muy fácil. Pasalos por el huevo y después por el pan molido.

y listos.

 

Poner aceite a calentar y esperar.

 

Esta parte es muy importante, el aceite tiene que estar caliente. Puedes probarlo con con unos pedacitos de pan para asegurarte que el aceite esté lo suficientemente caliente para freír.

 

Tener un plato con servilletas al lado para que absorba la grasa cuando vas sacando los raviolis

 

Otra opción para hacerlos un poco más saludables es hornearlos.

Estos mantienen su sabor y es la manera favorita de mi esposo.

 

Y ahora si estan muy cortos en tiempo una de mis cenas favoritas como niña y todavía hasta el dia de hoy es un delicioso plato de Campbell’s® SpaghettiOs® pasta. Un secretico: los niños los aman!!

 

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June 30, 2017

Houston Zoo Fun!!

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                     I received product from Chicco, Wonder Well and Evian, which are shared in this post. 
                                   As always all thoughts and opinions shared are 100% my own.

This year, for the second year in a row, we made it our mission to buy the Zoo membership and get the most use out of it. Bella is a total animal lover.

Girl friend is afraid of frogs but elephants, tigers ad every big animal you can think she could really care less. She wants to pet them and can stare at them all day long.
So one Saturday out of the month we take our little crew to enjoy a zoo day.
We leave the house early, 7-8, and head to downtown Houston.  We get to enjoy some breakfast on the way and walk it out (lol) through the zoo.

 

Sometimes with kids trips are very unpredictable and as fun as they may be it can do downhill pretty fast.
I’ve put together a list of tips that have worked for us and we hope they work for you too.
I feel I should write the little notice you get when doing an exercises video, you know the one that reminds you to contact your doctor, well yeah I don’t know about your toddler but mine is as hard as the next INSANITY video when she is upset.
5 Tips to make a Zoo (or any park) fun and easy for the whole family.

 

1. Take it slow:  We do the zoo by sections, our zoo is so big that’s the only way to see it all comfortably. The first few times we went and attempted to do the entire zoo let’s just say we left there all grumpy and tired. Also our zoo has a splash pad so whenever we do the petting zoo we always finish at the splash pad.
2. Bring Food: I mentioned this a few post ago, but we need food AT ALL TIMES. Snacks, nothing big but have them prepared in zip lock bags. This helps calm a melt-down in 0.3 seconds.

 

3. Have Refreshments: I know as a parent we always have this on hand, but we tried Wonder Well Water and Bella slurps it down in seconds. I has a dash of fruit flavor but with no added sugars. It literaly makes them think that they are having juice with out the total sugar rush.
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4. Have a comfortable ride: We take our stroller and cannot imagine doing the zoo with out it.  We have the Chicco Viaro and use it daily whether for special trips or running around in the neighborhood. Is high enough to allow her to see the animals, comfortable enough to let her fall asleep when she is worn out and it has not one but two drink holders… And yes she uses both of them. Sometimes for her drinks and another times for her feet. #toddlerlife.
5. Have the right products: Very vague I know but I’ll list a few of the products we take and cant go without.
Evian Facial Spray: Yes, is just what you think and let me tell you your body will thank you! Special if you live in the south.
Sunscreen: I’ve told you about this before and I’ll say it again. We trust this sunscreen so much
Bug Spray: As clean as any zoo may be there is always water and that water brings mosquitoes and many many more bugs so this is very very important.
KLEENEX and Wipes: Who are we kidding.
How do you make your family trips easier for the whole family?

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June 19, 2017

A letter to my husband: 8 years later

In January Lester and I celebrated 8 years of marriage.
8 wonderful years. 8 years worth of love. 8 years worth of beautiful memories. 8 years we were haven’t argued once…….. Rewind on that last one.
Who are we kidding?
In 8 years we have argued our fair share, in 8 years we have chosen to stay mad more that I would like to admit and in 8 years we have argued over the silliest of things, like forgetting to shut the trash can lid or forgetting to put the water resistant sheet on our bed. Yes all so silly but at it’s the moment it really wasn’t.
At that time we believed with all our heart we had the right to have that argument, to stay mad to ignore and I’m sorry, yet that’s marriage. Marriage is two very different people trying to become one. Trying to ignore, in our case, the cultural differences to ignore the way we were raised and become one.  To choose no matter what to love each other. To love each and every day!

And you my love, do it every single day. You choose to ignore my hard-headedness, to ignore my mistaken ways, to ignore my everyday troubles, complaints and choose to love one more time.

Just today I heard a very heartbreaking news about Lisa Terkuest. About her decision to divorce her husband, and I’m not going to make any comments about it or even give you my opinion but I will tell you what I’m reminded of one thing. The enemy is out to get us. Sadly we believe that the enemy doesn’t know us, but he does. He knows our troubles, he knows bother us and what doesn’t and more than anything he knows what we can accomplish together.

The enemy only fights you if your potential in the kingdom of God is greater than he can handle, that’s why you see people who have big gifts outside in the world, wondering and so very lost.

So to you, my wonderful husband, thank you for loving me, thank you for choosing me over and over again, thank you for letting God use you and for letting Him work through you.
I know I’m hard, but together with God on our side we can do anything, we can conquer this world and make sure we step on the enemy’s tiny head.

And you, my friend, reading this, whether you believe or not, whether Christian or not remember that God is always with you and lives anxiously to have you Him, in His glory and working for His kingdom!

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June 8, 2017

Chatting over coffee : chapter 1

When I first started this blogging endeavor I, like we all do, had all hope in the world.
 I wanted to write every day, wanted to learn more, to meet more people and to really become more in every sense of the word.
I wanted to be that change and to become that change I so eagerly looked in this world for, but (isn’t there always one) I got caught up in the prettiness of blogging. The numbers, the likes and even the comments, and somewhere along the way I forgot to use my voice. I forgot why I started this in the first place.
And I got on this train, well actually, I followed every train that left the station headed somewhere, and 6 months into this adventure I pretty much felt a little lost.
It was only a few days ago, after a very hard day that all of this hit me like a ton of bricks. It was a pretty exhausting day at work, Bella was just topping off the points on the don’t list and I was so tired of putting her in timeout that even I needed one.

 I put her to sleep after crying my eyes out and took a very much needed bath. Completely relax with a book in hand I encountered the One and Only with my truth. 
The truth that hurts even just thinking about it, I wasn’t being honest with myself, and that is all going to change. I want my social media channels to truly represent me, to be like a picture of my life. My very messy yet beautiful life!
As I hit my 6-month blogging mark, I also want to accomplish my mark in this world, my mission and one of the biggest reason why this blog came to be. 
I realize I had never written this down and I’m more than ready to do that now, 6-months down the road, but better late than never.
If we were to meet in real life this is how I would introduce myself if we were to chat over coffee
Hi, I’m Claudia Estrada, Bella’s mama, and Lester’s wife.
I’m a Christian, business owner and dreamer. 
I was born in Cuba and raised in Texas.
When I was little my mom use to tell me I lived in la-la land and sometimes I still think I do. 
I love holidays, decorating and crafting.
I always color inside the lines, but every once in a while I will go outside, just to remember that it is and it will always be ok.
I dream of writing and even recording videos of our daily life. Of having a journal to look back on one day. 
I’m a total people pleaser, I hardly ever say no and when I do you can always change my mind. 
My heart is in serving, my Lord, my family and friends.
I hope you follow me on this journey and be on the lookout for some changes to this little corner in the following months.
So as they say, this just got alot more personal and I hope you enjoy it just the same if not more!