Celebrating my Kids’ Super Moments with Del Monte

First Day of School Memoriestoday i am happy to partner with Del Monte to bring you this post about some of the super moments in my children’s lives. as a mom, i cherish many, many moments as super moments. even if these super moments aren’t considered super in the eyes of others. but if you are a parent, you know what i am talking about.

this week our family is celebrating Vann, my littlest son’s super moments. he has made some awesome accomplishments this week. first, he survived his first week of kindergarten!!! despite being less than thrilled, and a little nervous. he did it!

Walking on the crosswalk to school Vann in School

and along with this big accomplishment came a bunch of super moments. like…putting on his own shoes without help.

Van's Tennis Shoes for Kidsup until now this guy had been all about the flip-flops, and i can’t say i don’t blame him. he’s a California boy and loves his flip-flops. so, getting him to wear tennis shoes and putting them on himself is a super moment.

Getting Ready for the First Day of School

and writing his name. ever since he learned to write him name, he has always written it “Vqhh”. our entire family thinks is hilarious. we would even find him typing his name this way on the computer or iPad.

What Kids Learn in Kindergarten

this week the kindergartner teacher must have been working with him because he now has been spelling it correctly and much more legible. yay! another super moment.

Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions

finally, we have made some big stride in the eating more and better foods category. this guy is my pickiest eater. its hard to get him to eat food at all. he is always day dreaming and playing instead of eating. if i can get a sandwich or a piece of fruit into him, i rejoice. i was nervous that at kindergarten, he wouldn’t eat his lunch and would be hungry all day. but, i was wrong! he has been eating all of his lunch and lots of things he wouldn’t normally touch at home.

Kids Lunch Ideas

having kids, means there are always things to celebrate. even things like being able to get the kids to eat more nutritiously! when i can get my boys, especially Vann, to eat the things i give him…i celebrate!!!!

Del Monte has just offered an innovative new solution to support kids’ nutrition, just in time for back-to-school season–Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions fruit cups. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions combine the great taste of Del Monte fruit cups with the power of veggies, making for the perfect
sidekick to accompany your little superheroes through busy days. each cup has lightly sweetened vegetable and fruit juice inside, creating a delicious snack to bring out the super in the whole family. that means there is 1 combined serving of fruit and veggies in every cup, plus….no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial colors or flavors.

i let little Vann try out Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions to see what he thought of them, and guess what? they were a big hit! Del Monte Fruit Cups for Kidsin fact, all the boys were curious to see if they could taste any of the veggies. nope. the Peach Mango flavor passed the test, and we are now all excited to try the other Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions flavors: Cherry Fruit Trio and Apple Pear Watermelon.How to get Kids to Eat Vegetables

all these fun flavors will be available at local Walmarts starting September 8, 2015, and will make a great addition to this year’s Back-to-School lunch packing and snack routine. Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions will definitely be making it into Vann’s lunchbox. 1 combined serving of fruit and veggies in every cup…YES PLEASE!

Del Monte Fruit Cups

share your kid’s super moments to win prizes!

Del Monte invites you and your kids to test out their newest snack innovation and share your kid’s super moments – whether that means celebrating an award won at school, crossing the monkey bars or riding the bus to school for the first time – all the little moments count. head over to ShareTheSuper.com to share your kid’s super moments and to learn more about the #ShareTheSuper Sweepstakes, for a chance to win family prizes from Del Monte. contest runs from August 10th through September 18, 2015.

Healthy Fruit Cups for kids

A New School Year. A New Life for Mom

Walking on the crosswalk to school

this past week the boys went back-to-school. thats right…all three of them. it’s been an emotional back-to-school year this time around, because this year, Vann is in Kindergarten (insert blubbering sobs here). my baby is now in school! for the past few years, he has been my little sidekick. we went everywhere together, and hung out all day. we would go out to lunch, and he would play legos and dinosaurs along side me as i did my computer work. now times have changed.

this is the first year that i will have the ENTIRE school day to myself! from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm i will be able to do whatever i want. this is a NEW LIFE FOR ME.

will i get more work done?

will i be writing more blog posts?

will the house stay cleaner?

will i be able to get dinners prepped?

who knows!!!???   

i am sure i’ll definitely be getting a lot more things done…and this excites me. i have always been a work at home mom, which has been challenging and not always easy. i am excited to be more organized, have some more ME time, and get my professional work done in a more timely manner. but it doesn’t take that fact away that i will miss the boys terribly while they are at school.

can i handle this NEW LIFE???

PLUS….on top of the fact that my littlest baby is not really a baby anymore, my oldest baby…is now in Junior High! (insert even more blubbering sobs here). no more elementary school for my Jackson. and i just hope the next two years go by slowly, because i really feel like i blinked and now he’s suddenly a teenager.

Jackson First Day of School

walking onto the junior high campus was scary for a first time mom of a junior higher. all the kids seemed so much older. now, there is so much more responsibility for my boy. will he be able to handle it? of course. i have full confidence that he will. me…not so much. whaaaa! i want my baby back.

first day drop off went fast. we got his schedule, quickly walked the campus, and decided mom needed to go. i got a quick snap shot of a few of his friends and i was off to take the other two back to the elementary school. one down, two to go.

Junior High
next up, were these two.

Kyle, my fourth grader….

Kyle First Day of Fourth Grade

and Vann, the kindergartner.
Vann First Day of Kindergartenyou can download these First Day of School Printables here.

the excitement on the first day of school is always so refreshing! i wish they could be this excited all throughout the year.Kyle and Vann Walking to School

we dropped off the big fourth grader at his classroom and ran over to get Vann into his new kindergarten class.

Kyle First Day of School Kyle in his school class
i loved how his little hand gripped my hand tightly while we waited in line to go into the classroom.
First Day of Kindergartenthen one of his teachers (he has two this year) showed him the way towards class.Kindergarten BabyVann Waiting in Line
he gets to put his backpack on hook 27 everyday. but he told his teacher that he would rather have number 17. LOLVann Putting His Backpack Up at Schoolthe little kindergartners all sat down on the colorful rugs and waited for the teacher to start class. all the parents hovered around the kids watching what their kiddies were doing. i am sure everyone felt the same as i did. not wanting to say goodbye to our littles.
Kindergartenone of the teachers read The Kissing Hand to the kids. a cute little book about Mrs. Raccoon, who shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand with her son. it give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scared.

then the teacher told the kids to kiss their mamas and dads goodbye.

The Kissy Hand

Vann didn’t get up!  he just sat there and didn’t want to give me a kiss goodbye. little stinker!  of course i forced a hug and a kiss upon him and left on my way. that was it. they ARE ALL IN SCHOOL!!!!!Vann in School
when i picked up the boys, there were smiles all around. Vann loves his new teachers…Vann and his teachers
and Kyle loved being back with all his friends. these boys have been best buddies since Kindergarten. Friends Forever
you can just see how much they love the little brothers entering their turf. HA!

School Friends

then we headed off to a celebratory lunch! El Torito was the moms choice, but the kids got some pretty fabulous food. build your own fajitas on the kids menu. and to our surprise, KIDS EAT FREE on wednesdays. what a deal. i highly recommend lunch dates there. you can’t beat their table-side guacamole or chips and salsa.

Kids Eat Free at El Torito

as soon as we got home, this boys changed out of their uniforms and backpacks went through. a few minutes later, i found this little guy curled up on the couch. he was just plain tuckered out from his first day a school. i kissed his baby round cheeks and smiled at him laying there. in that moment, i had my baby back.

yes, i think i can handle this new life.Sleeping Kindergardener

Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night with Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn

This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn.
Silly Popcorn Kidsthis past weekend the boys and i headed over to a fun movie night at The Grove in L.A.!!!! i recently posted about this fun family event. Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights are being hosted by Orville Redenbacher’s Movies in the Park, and are happening all over the United States. be on the lookout for one happening near you this coming fall.

Outdoor Family Movie at the Grove

our family LOVES movies, and being able to watch a movie outdoors is the icing on the cake. the stars, the cool night air, the lights. we love everything about watching the big screen outdoors.

Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Movie Night

everyone at the Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights were treated to tubs of Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Buttered Popcorn. YUM! you can’t watch a movie without the popcorn, and Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Buttered Popcorn is our family’s go-to brand. it pops up in minutes, giving you a delicious, light and fluffy snack that’s perfect anytime. plus it tastes just like movie popcorn.

Orville Redenbacher's Movie Night

before the movie started and the sun went down, Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night hosted fun activities such a caricature drawings and red carpet activities for everyone in attendance.

Us Weekly Movie Night
as the sun went down, the excitement in the air grew. everyone sat down on their blankets and got ready to watch the movie.

Outdoor Movie Screen

with popcorn in hand, the boys, the hubby and myself enjoyed a fantastic family-friendly movie. it’s always great to have some family time, and it was nice to relax and spend some time with each other.

Outdoor Family Movie ideas

so, pack those bags, pop some popcorn and head over to one of Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights! you and your family are in for a treat!!!  it’s open to the public, so everyone is invited!

Family Movie Night at the Grove


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What’s New at California Pizza Kitchen in Family Dining

California Pizza Kitchen Los Cerritos Restaurant

i am happy to share some news about California Pizza Kitchen! did you know that 80 California Pizza Kitchen locations have recently gotten a brand new makeover? plus, CPK has just released a brand new ‘Next Chapter’ menu showcasing seasonal dishes, locally sourced ingredients and globally inspired flavors to complete the ‘Next Chapter’ feel of the restaurant. this is great news in family dining. our family is always looking for great restaurants that are family-friendly and have a local fresh feel. we were very excited to check out the new and improved Cerritos California Pizza Kitchen a few weeks ago.

California Pizza Kitchen New Look

first off, i LOVE the new look. CPK now has a fresh and contemporary design. sustainable materials were the guiding factor in the ‘Next Chapter’ design. CPK wanted to take their history and soul and innovate it, making it current for today’s guest and create a space to relax and unwind in a welcoming neighborhood environment.

California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant

California Pizza Kitchen Take Out

the warm rustic décor features many elements like oak floors, tabletops and chairs from reclaimed wood and stone countertops.

California Pizza Kitchen Reclaimed wood

the fabrics used for seating are from recycled materials and the restaurant features a natural herb garden. the chef told me that he even uses those fresh herbs in the dishes he prepares daily.

California Pizza Kitchen Fresh Food

the bright and colorful artwork on the walls features local landmarks for a neighborhood feel. Additionally, the open floor plan has flexible seating with dining options in both the restaurant and bar. feel free to take a virtual tour of the new and improved CPK.

California Pizza Kitchen Interior Design

the centerpiece of Cerritos CPK is the open kitchen, where food is prepared from scratch, guests can watch as artisan pizzas are hand-tossed and baked in our hearth-baked oven, as well as exciting new main dishes like fire-grilled rib-eye and roasted halibut are cooked to perfection. which brings us to the new ‘Next Chapter’ menu.

Inside California Pizza Kitchen

the adventurous new menu includes signature hand-tossed pizza favorites like CPK’s iconic BBQ Chicken Pizza, with new options in appetizers, salads, sides and mains.

first up in our meal were appetizers. we tried the Main Lobster Flatbread and loved it. parmesan flatbread with Maine lobster, mayo, fresh herbs, arugula and shaved red onions. i highly recommend.

California Pizza Kitchen Lobster Flat Bread

we also got the Avocado Club Egg Rolls. hand-wrapped crispy wonton rolls filled with avocado, chicken, tomato, Monterey Jack and Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon. Served with housemade ranchito sauce and herb ranch. even though these weren’t a new menu item, they have always been a favorite of ours. we couldn’t pass up getting them.

California Pizza Kitchen Avocado Egg Rolls

and don’t forget the warm freshly baked bread with herb olive oil. the perfect start to a meal, especially when you have hungry little kids waiting to eat.

California Pizza Kitchen Bread

for dinner, it was a hard decision, but we decided to get the seasonal Tricolor Salad Pizza. parmesan pizza crust with field greens, tomatoes and balsamic dijon dressing. it had a great fresh and light taste.

California Pizza Kitchen Salad

and the Seasonal Roasted Garlic Chicken with vegetables came highly recommended. it was a great choice as it was so flavorful and a great homestyle meal. crispy skin chicken in lemon sauce with earth roasted veggies.

California Pizza Kitchen Roasted Garlic Chicken

my husband couldn’t pass up the Fire-Grilled Rib Eye, grilled with house made Pinot Nior Sea Salt and topped with blue cheese butter. it was really good…i just had to taste it!

California Pizza Kitchen Rib Eye Steak

and you don’t have to be worried about the kids not liking their food. CPK still has a great kids menu with the favorites kids love and healthy food options.

California Pizza Kitchen Kids Meal

California Pizza Kitchen Kids Meals

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finally, dessert.

Salted Caramel Pudding….

California Pizza Kitchen Desserts

and Butter Cake! need i say more. the dessert was HEAVENLY!

California Pizza Kitchen Butter Cake

we sure had a delicious family dinner!  of course, this is just a portion of the new ‘Next Chapter’ menu, there is no way we could have stuffed more food into our stomachs…but we sure tried since everything was super yummy! but you can check out the new menu here. and better yet, go try it yourself. i hope you love the new look as much as our family does.

and don’t be afraid because satisfaction is guaranteed. the New CPK menu encourages diners to seek unique and seasonal flavor combinations, but offers a Menu Adventure Guarantee: If a guest tries a new dish and is not satisfied, it will be replaced with his or her favorite item from the CPK menu. CPK also will also continue to offer delicious menu choices to diners with dietary restrictions offering vegan and vegetarian, gluten-free items as well as healthy meal options under 650 calories. just thought you would like to know!California Pizza Kitchen Food

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Plan a Fun Family Movie Night with Target Essentials

This post is sponsored by Target.

Best Movie Night Snacks
summer is quickly coming to an end, and we are trying to soak up every last second. usually the sun gets all the credit for summertime fun, but summer nights can be pretty awesome too. and delicious i should add! as i have done almost every week this summer, i headed over to Target. (insert lots of happy hearts here). this time to stock up on supplies for some family movie nights i have planned as summer is coming to an end.

as you know, i recently shared the summer grilling supplies and grab and go items i stocked up on for summer. i always find unique and fun items at my Target. and now it’s time to stock up on some items to have on hand for our family’s movie nights.

so what did i get at my #TargetRun this week????

lots of great #TargetEssentials for our summer fun under the moon. i just have to share these great movie night ideas i found…

let’s start with some yummy Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. the boys were thrilled to get to pick out their own little carton of ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s flavors are simply heaven! among the flavors we chose were Milk & Cookies, Phish Food, Peanut Buttah Cookie Core and MY FAVORITE Half Baked. you can’t go wrong with ice cream filled with chance of brownies AND cookie dough.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Flavors

a fun and easy hot chocolate bar can also be a big hit with the family. i headed over to the hot chocolate area and found these great flavors of hot chocolate by Archer Farms…. Malted Milk Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel. to top it off, i also got Market Pantry marshmallows and coffee creamer in french vanilla. it’s not only great in coffee, but also tastes super good in hot chocolate.Hot Chocolate Supplies at Target

and check out these Up & Up To-Go Cups with lids and sleeves. they were too adorable to pass up and make great holders to sip cocoa during a movie without the worry of spills.

Cute To-go Cups by Target

if you are craving a salty snack rather than a sweet one, then try one of the Archer Farms Gourmet Cheese Dips on Simply Balanced Pita Crackers. i was intrigued by this Creamy White Queso cheese dip and Multigrain with Quinoa & Flax Pita Chips. and my boys LOVE these Market Pantry Mozzarella Sticks. they make a great movie snack since you don’t need utensils to eat them.Fun Snacks to Get at Target

finally, you can’t have a movie night without some Red Vines, sweets like these Archer Farms Monster Cookies or family-friendly movies. Target has such a great selection of movies. be sure to check out the $5 dollar section as well as the aisles and aisles of comedies, dramas, children’s and action movies.Target Movies Cookies and Candy

thanks to this week’s #TargetRun, my family is going to have some epic movie nights. we’ve got the movies, the treats, the snacks and i even got some nice snuggly blankets at my Target. from sunshine to moonlight, we are all set to finish out the summer having as much fun as possible.

Family Movie Night Ideas

 i can’t wait to snuggle up with the boys and hubby this weekend and enjoy a movie under the stars!

what’s your #TargetRun?


Yoobi – SoCal’s Awesome New School Supply Store

Yoobi Store in the Westfield Santa Anita Mall

this past weekend, the boys and i took a trip to Westfield’s Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia to check out Yoobi’s first-ever retail location. our family has been big fans of the school supply company, since they first launched in June 2014. we love that they give back to classrooms in need across the U.S.! Yoobi, pronounced “you-be,” means “one for you, one for me.” there are many kids in the U.S. that don’t have access to basic school supplies, unless teachers pay for them out of their own pocket – typically spending nearly $500 each. Yoobi doesn’t think that’s right, so their goal is to ensure that one day, all kids in need have access to fundamental tools for learning.

for every Yoobi item you purchase, 
a Yoobi item will be donated to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S.!

this is one of the reasons we LOVE Yoobi! they really make a difference in the lives of children and teachers through their give mission. until now, you could only buy this brand find Yoobi online or at Target stores, so i partnered with Yoobi to get the word out about this AWESOME new store that brings the Yoobi experience to life!

Westfield Santa Anita Mall Yoobi Store

just a short drive from Los Angeles and Orange County, the store features a hyper-localized giveback component – turning everyday shoppers into local change-makers and community builders. for every item purchased in this store, Yoobi will donate an item to a classroom in need WITHIN a ten mile radius! just in time for back-to-school shopping, we can all feel good about helping schools in our own communities.

One for You One For Me School Supplies

if you love school, office or crafting supplies, you’re going to love Yoobi’s products – the brand offers more than 450 items total! here’s a sneak peek….

Yoobi School Supplies

my boys were in school supply heaven. everything they could imagine, from backpacks to markers to binders, are designed to be vibrant and colorful, sparking learning and creativity. Yoobi does an awesome job of making school supplies fun!

Yoobi School Supply Store in the Westfield Santa Anita Mall

my boys were in school supply heaven in the Yoobi store. everything they could imagine, from backpacks to markers to binders. everything has been designed to be vibrant and colorful, and to spark learning and creativity. Yoobi does an awesome job of making school supplies fun!Yoobi School Supply StoreYoobi Blue School Supplies

Yoobi Pink School Supplies

Yoobi Gives

you can bet it was hard to choose from so many great items and colorful choices.

Yoobi Helps Kids

within the store, there are interactive game areas where you can play with Yoobi school supplies and learn more about the local give.

Yoobi Store for Kids in California

the pen and writing station was the boys’ favorite part of the Yoobi store.

Yoobi Store in Santa Anitapens, pencils, markers and crayons in lots of cool new designs. you can pick and choose them out individually…just like a candy store.
Yoobi Pick Your Own Pen BarYoobi Pens and Pencils

some of the other items i love were: this elementary school supply pack with all the essentials you need for back to school…
Yoobi Elementary School PacksYoobi School Supply Packs
this roller backpack, with such a nice design and durable frame…
Yoobi Rolling Back Pack

the fun eraser station that has endless erasers in different unique shapes and colors…even animal and food designs….
Best School Supply Store in California

and the adorable animal rulers. little Vann had to get this kitty ruler. my boys LOVE cats.

Yoobi Kitty Ruler

there are also school crafting supplies! from rainbow paint…
Yoobi Finger Paints to colorful glitters.Yoobi Glitterand even gift wrapping supplies, great for birthdays or holidays.

Yoobi Gift Bags
Yoobi Charity School Supplieswe also spent some time exploring a brand new collaboration…


this season, Yoobi teamed up with Usher for Yoobi X Usher, a cool limited-edition collection mixing street smarts with school smarts. curated by Usher and featuring artwork by artist Jonni Cheatwood, the line features five new prints and more than 20 new items, all available at the Yoobi retail store, yoobi.com and in Target stores nationwide.
Yoobi X by Usher School Supplies

here are a few of the items in the collection:

Yoobi X by Usher

remember, everything you buy at the Yoobi retail store helps local schools in need. Yoobi is trying to solve a very big problem…and together we can help in our very own community!
Yoobi Blog Post

if you don’t live near the LA area, you can still help give back to U.S. classrooms in need by purchasing Yoobi online or at your local Target store.

Yoobi Teacher SuppliesYoobi Store

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You’re Invited to Orville Redenbacher’s Movies in the Park

This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn.
Popcorn Party

summertime is all about movies in the park, and you an your family are invited to a fun movie night at The Grove in L.A.!!!! Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night is happening this week on Thursday, August 20th at 6:30 in the evening at The Grove. it’s being hosted by Orville Redenbacher’s Movies in the Park who will be having these events across the US this fall.

we the boys and i head out to a family movie night out, i have a list of things we always bring. whether it’s at the theater or outside under the stars, i always like to be prepared to make our evening enjoyable.

Orville Redenbachers Popcorn

What to Pack for A Family Movie Night Out

• pre-popped bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter popcorn.
• a blanket to keep warm in a cool theater or outside
• candies to mix-in our popcorn for a sweet surprise
• bottled water
• lawn chairs if the movie is at the park or beach

our family loves popcorn and Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter Popcorn is our go to brand. it pops up in minutes, giving you a delicious, light and fluffy snack that’s perfect anytime. plus it tastes just like movie popcorn.

Orville Redenbacher’s also has some great flavored popcorn you might want to try out. like this Salted Caramel….

Free Los Angeles Moviesor the Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Naturals that come in a variety of flavors.
Movie Under the Stars - The Grove

no matter what Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn you choose, you can be sure that there is a flavor you love! now, pack those bag, pop some popcorn and head over to Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night!


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you and your family are in for a treat!!! the boys and i will definitely be there. it’s open to the public, so i hope to see you there!


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Arugula Provolone Turkey Sandwich Sliders

Tracking PixelArugula Provolone Turkey Sandwich Sliders Recipe

August is National Sandwich month! so i have partnered with Foster Farms to share with you their exciting contest taking place this month that celebrates their new Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat.

my husband first brought the Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey home a few months ago. i am picky about the lunch meat i purchase, so i was happy that he took the time to choose a product i would approve of. he was excited to show me that the Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey is lower in sodium and has no nitrates or nitrites. it is all natural, containing no chemicals or preservatives, raised without hormones or steroids and 98% fat-free!

and how does it taste? IT’S REALLY GOOD! we’ve now continued to buy it on a regular basis.

Foster Farms All Naturals Lunch Meat

Foster Farms is holding a sandwich-making contest to prove that sandwiches made with new Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat are anything but “basic.”  they’re looking for the most creative turkey sandwich creation. the grand prize winner will receive their choice of $4,000 cash OR a luxury weekend getaway for two to Napa Valley which includes a two-night stay, luxury hotel, travel to/from and a gourmet picnic lunch.

if i were to enter the contest, i would make my latest sandwich creation: Arugula Provolone Turkey Sandwich Sliders. my family has been on a turkey sandwich kick recently, and i have been designing some yummy new sandwich choices for my hubby and boys. these little turkey sliders are super good and my family loves them. they are perfect for a Sunday afternoon, appetizers at a party or for brunch. and by making one large sandwich that pulls apart, you save a lot of time in comparison to making individual sandwiches.

Best Turkey Sandwich Recipe

here’s what you need to make these Arugula Provolone Turkey Sandwich Sliders: Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey Honey Roasted & Smoked flavor, dinner rolls (the kind that are still together work best, i prefer the Hawaiian style ones), Provolone cheese, arugula, red onion, pesto and mayonnaise.

Turkey Provolone Sliders

place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet.

How to Make Turkey Sandwich Sliders

first, cut the rolls in half with a serrated knife. leave them all together in one piece, don’t separate into individual rolls.
Hawaiian Bread Sliders

next, make pesto mayonnaise by combining 1/2 cup mayonnaise with 2 Tablespoons of pesto.

How to Make Pesto MayoHow to Make Pesto Mayonaissespread the pesto mayonnaise over the bottom half of the rolls.Best Turkey Sandwich Sliders Recipe

now, layer the turkey over the pesto mayonnaise. you will most likely use the entire package.
Foster Farms All Naturals Turkey Meatplace thinly sliced red onions over the turkey.
Turkey Sandwich Sliders Recipethen top with Provolone cheese. Turkey Provolone Arugula SlidersTurkey Provolone Arugula Sandwich Slidersand lastly, place a generous amount of arugula over the cheese.Turkey Arugula Sandwich Sliders

now place the other half of the rolls on top of your layered rolls.

How to Make Turkey Sandwiches

wrap up tightly with foil. first by pulling the bottom foil up and then placing another piece of foil over the top. place into a 350º oven for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted.

Warm Turkey Provolone Slider Sandwiches

once the cheese is melted and you remove the sandwiches from the oven, they are ready to serve. carefully pull the foil away from the sandwiches. look how good that melted cheese looks! Mmmmmm
Best Brunch Turkey Sandwiches

with a large serrated knife, cut the rolls apart. the Arugula Provolone Turkey Sandwich Sliders are now ready to serve.
Turkey Provolone Hawaiian Bread Sliders Hawaiian Turkey Sliders

these little sliders taste really good. the Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey – Honey Roasted & Smoked flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet roll, nuttiness of the arugula, great red onion flavor and pesto mayonnaise. they make the perfect summer dinner for my family and even my picky eaters like them.

Best Brunch Sandwichesnow you should go and make them!  you will be glad you did. Best Brunch Hot Sandwiches

Don’t Call Me Basic Sandwich Making Contest!

Want to enter the “Don’t Call Me Basic” Sandwich making contest?  Here’s how you can….

To enter:
1. Create a turkey sandwich using Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat and other creative ingredients of your choosing.
2. Post a photo of your sandwich to Instagram. You must include the list of ingredients and tag @FosterFarms and #DontCallMeBasic within the photo caption. Your profile must be public!

Entries may also be emailed. Random weekly drawings will also be held every Friday to give all participants a chance to win, which include high-end Panini presses or gourmet picnic basket sets. The contest runs during the month of August (National Sandwich Month) and is open to all U.S. residents over the age of 18. Click here for more more information and official Rules & Regulations.

PLUS….here is coupon to “Save a Dollar Now” off Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey lunchmeat. Now you can try it for yourself!

Foster Farms All Naturals

{ Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms All Natural Sliced Turkey.}