MBP's Summer Splash
One of my favorite things about summer is getting together with family and friends. With get-togethers, comes food, and in the case of my family- we like lots of it! We recently got back from our annual family beach trip. There were seven of us under one roof, and for the first time in a long time, my parents decided that they wanted to buy a lot of pre-made snacks and meals, to make it easier on all of us. I wasn't about argue. With a toddler on the move, the last thing I wanted to worry about was who was going to keep an eye on Balian while I was in the kitchen- cooking, and cleaning up.
We decided early in the week that we would probably have a spaghetti night, so that seemed like just the right time to try a delicious new snack from one of my favorite snack brands, Farm Rich.
I'm sure you've tried some of the delicious frozen snacks from Farm Rich. If you haven't tried them, you've probably at least seen them in the freezer section of your favorite grocery store. Farm Rich was super nice, and sent me a coupon to redeem for a free Farm Rich product of my choosing.
So, while we were at the beach, we headed to the grocery store, me with the Farm Rich coupon in hand. When I found the Farm Rich products, I had a hard time deciding which one to choose. I have always been a fan of their yummy Cheese Sticks, but there were lots of other yummy-looking snacks there, too, like: quesadillas, meatballs, mushrooms, pretzel bites, etc! I decided to go with the Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks, but these aren't just any old mozzarella sticks- they're marinara stuffed! I love marinara sauce with my cheese sticks, but find that it can be a pain to have to separately heat sauce, just to have some to dip the cheese sticks in. Farm Rich is pretty clever- putting the sauce in the mozzarella stick!
I checked out, purchasing the family-size bag of Mozzarella Sticks, and headed back to the beach house to bake them! There had to have been at least 25 mozzarella sticks in our bag. They were easy to bake- I just pre-heated the oven as directed, and then emptied the contents of the bag onto a cookie sheet, and baked for a few minutes (I think fifteen). The whole house smelled like yummy baked cheese within a few minutes.
Right out of the oven- crispy on the outside, saucy and cheesy on the inside...
Here I am, and then there's my husband... stuffing our faces with the delicious Mozzarella Sticks, filled with Marinara!
Hey, don't judge... we were on vacation!
After the oven timer went off, I removed the Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara from the oven, and let them cool. They were a nice, golden brown color, and when I cut through one of them with a fork, they were crunchy on the outside, and nice and cheesy on the inside. After they had cooled a little, it was time for the taste test! The whole crew came into the kitchen to taste them. Everyone agreed that they were delicious. My husband and my brother-in-law decided that they preferred their cheese sticks without the sauce in them, but the rest of us loved biting into the Mozzarella Sticks, and tasting the breading, the cheese and the marinara sauce, all in one bite. No messes to clean up, either- it was one of the easiest snacking experiences, ever. Our littlest taste-tester, Balian, approved of them, too, and promptly asked for more 'Cheese.'
I love the Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks, because they are:
- Made with 100% real mozzarella cheese
- Authentic marinara sauce baked right in
- Good source of calcium and protein
- Convenient, resealable packaging
I am a long-time fan of Farm Rich, and I knew I could count on these Mozzarella Sticks to be tasty. These are great to have on hand for snacks, or to serve at family gathering or parties. All of Farm Rich's products are wonderful. They have such a helpful website, too- packed with product info, a product finder, recipes, and more!
Want It? Buy It!
Look for Farm Rich products at your local grocery store, in the freezer section. Farm Rich products are easy on the purse, which is something every momma can appreciate! Why not treat dad for Father's Day by stocking up on some of his favorite Farm Rich snacks? Don't let the summer go by without inviting Farm Rich to your family gatherings! Want to keep up with Farm Rich? Good idea! Like Farm Rich on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay connected!
Want It? Win It!
Two very lucky readers will win 1 coupon each, for a free Farm Rich product! Hello, summer, and thank you, Farm Rich! Giveaway is open to US residents, only. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win.
Special thanks to our friends at Farm Rich for adding some extra deliciousness and fun to our family vacation and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!
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Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned coupon, which I received directly from this sponsor, free of charge, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ.