Are your summer cookouts getting predictable? I admit, ours are fairly predictable. Why is that? Because sometimes I just didn’t give much thought to what else to make. Kraft offers a number of different products that can help you add some flavor to your plain old cookout.
Consider swapping out soda with new flavors of Kool-Aid!
New Unsweetened Peach Mango and Unsweetened Strawberry Kiwi flavors from KOOL-AID Drink Mixes are a good source of Vitamin C per serving and, most importantly to your little ones, pack the flavorful fun they expect from your best outdoor shindigs! (Peach Mango and Strawberry Kiwi flavors are also available in KOOL-AID Sugar Sweetened Drink Mix and Ready-to-Drink Jammers).
Or maybe you prefer lemonade or tea? Try New COUNTRY TIME Half & Half Lemonade Drink Mix.
Who could enjoy the summer’s heat without a taste of COUNTRY TIME refreshment? This season try a delicious new spin on the lemonade classic. Pour out a glass and enjoy each sip of this amazing combination of Half Lemonade and Half Iced Tea, Lemonade Iced Tea Flavored Drink Mix.
If you serve drinks a lot, maybe it’s time to retire that old pitcher for something new, like the Rubbermaid Carafe:
The Rubbermaid Carafe’s design is not only chic, beautiful and stylish, but also provides a comfortable grip for easy pouring. Made with Tritan™ material, the Carafe is durable and resists stains and odors. The leak-proof lid is ideal for shaking or mixing beverages. Graduation marks clearly show the level of beverage in the container, and a dual pouring sprout has a free flowing and ice guard openings. The Carafe is dishwasher safe.
Need a little snack while things are cooking? HONEY MAID Lil’ Squares Honey Grahams should do the trick. These bite-sized versions of the graham crackers you love are great as a wholesome snack or for wrapping up your party with a creative, s’more-style dessert. Made with 8g of whole grain per serving, no artificial flavors and no high fructose corn syrup – you’ll feel good about letting this snack help fuel your kids’ days!
Want to change up the menu a bit? Check out these ideas.
· KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS Southwest Chicken Dinner Kit: Talk about jazzing up a main dish! KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS are cooking sauces and salad dressings, perfectly paired to create a delicious chicken and salad dish your family and friends are sure to love!! Four easy steps, 20 minutes and you’ve answered that “what’s for dinner” question with a bang! Try the Southwest Chicken Dinner Kit with Zesty Fajita cooking sauce for sautéed chicken paired with Barbecue Ranch dressing for salad.
· VELVEETA Slices Queso Blanco: Top a burger or your favorite sandwich with the brand new Queso Blanco flavor cheese from VELVEETA Slices for a delicious spin on a barbecue must-have. Heat it up grill-side and enjoy Queso Blanco’s creamy, mild and super melty effect! Look for the new packaging and new pricing now available.
Need a new burger recipe? Check out this one, courtesy Kraft.
VELVEETA® Slices Queso Blanco Burger
Prep Time: 30 min. | Makes: 4 servings.
What You Need
- 2 Tbsp. KRAFT SANDWICH SHOP Chipotle Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
- 1 plum tomato, seeded, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
- 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 4 VELVEETA Slices
- 4 hamburger buns
HEAT grill to medium heat.
COMBINE first 4 ingredients.
SHAPE meat into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Grill 7 to 9 min. on each side or until done (160ºF). Top with VELVEETA; grill 1 min. or until melted.
FILL buns with cheeseburgers and mayonnaise mixture.
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad.
How to Turn Hamburgers:
When cooking ground beef patties, turn them over with a spatula. Do not flatten the patties during the cooking process since that will cause the juices to escape, resulting in dry cooked burgers.
ONE winner will receive a Summer prize pack, supplied by Kraft Foods. Each package features summertime essentials for entertaining friends and family: HONEY MAID, KOOL-AID Drink Mixes, COUNTRY TIME Drink Mixes, VELVEETA Slices and KRAFT SIZZLING SALADS Dinner Kits as well as a Chill Salad Bowl with Salad Servers , Colorwheel Serving Tray and a Rubbermaid Carafe for serving your guests in festive style. (prize pack valued at $50)
HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)
To enter leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite cookout food is.
5 – Subscribe to my email feed, and confirm your subscription. Leave 5 comments for this.
2 – Subscribe to my newsletter. (at top of sidebar) – Leave 2 comments for this.
2 – Leave a comment on my Facebook page stating what giveaway you’re entering. (at top of sidebar)
2 – Subscribe to my YouTube channel. (at top of sidebar.) – Leave 2 comments for this.
2 – Follow @valmg on Twitter AND leave your Twitter name here. (at top of sidebar) – Leave 2 comments for this.
1 – Tweet the following and leave the link here – I entered to #win a @Kraftfoods #KraftBackyardParty from @valmg at http://fromvalskitchen.com. – Two tweets daily is the max for this method of entry.
1 – Subscribe to my RSS feed. (at top of sidebar)
3 – Blog about this giveaway, including a link here. Leave 3 comments for this.
2 – Place my button (button code in sidebar) on your blog and leave link to your blog. Leave 2 comments for this.
1 – Leave a relevant comment on any other non-giveaway post on this blog. Unlimited entries for this method of entry. Leave a comment for each.
2 – Visit my other blog – Mom Knows It All – and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned there. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry, leave a comment for each post you commented on.
1 – Visit HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a relevant comment on any non-giveaway post there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one here and one there.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.
Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.
THE SMALL PRINT.
The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Saturday 07/21/12 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winner must contact me to confirm they wish to receive the prize within two days of my email notifying them they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!
This review has not been monetarily compensated. Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by From Val’s Kitchen. Please note that all personal opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
About the Author: NJ Mom of 2 boys. Social media enthusiast. Blogger. Freelance marketing. I love cats. Ds Advocate. Love rock music, I'm currently listening to lots of Digital Summer and Oleander. My name is Valerie, but I go by valmg online. I am a mother to 2 boys – TJ, a 17 year old, and CJ, a 14 year old with Down Syndrome. I am a Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.