Friday, June 8, 2012

Safeway June Dairy Month #CBias

Did you know that June is dairy month?  I didn’t either, but I have an excuse.  Every month is dairy month around here.  Yes yes, I know… Little Miss has a dairy allergy.  But that’s ok, because the rest of us more than make up for her with all the diary we consume.  I’ve told you about Mister Man’s “school day breakfast” of Fage plain yogurt with a little preserves mixed in, right?

But the best part about dairy month this year?  Safeway stores (Dominick’s, Vons, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Pavillions. and Carrs) are celebrating dairy month.  When you use your Safeway card – something I always have tucked into my wallet – and purchase $40 worth of participating dairy products, the coupon machine at checkout will print you a voucher to redeem online for two free movie tickets.  Sweet, no?

Collective Bias asked me to do my own shop for dairy products, and I had a hoot doing so.  While I purchased all my products in one shot, you have all month to collect your $40 worth of product.  I love that the receipt tells you how close you are, too, so you don’t miss out accidentally.  Even better?  The dairy products include all the Silk products, which means Little Miss is able to get some treats, too, as I came home with Silk coconut milk, among other yummy items.  Just look for the items with the labels saying they're part of the promotion.

Needless to say, purchasing $40 of dairy items means that my fridge was a little bit full when I got home.  Ok, and my freezer, too, since Klondike bars also count towards the Safeway June Dairy Ice Age promotion.  (And with the new Ice Age movie coming out and being the focus of the promotion, I had to purchase something frozen, right?)  Needless to say, I had to put my thinking cap on to come up with a good easy menu idea of what to do with my yummy items.

Since my husband and I are huge Mexican fans, I decided to go the Mexican route.  After scanning the items I brought home, I hit upon what I thought was a brilliant idea – especially since I had some rotisserie chicken still in the fridge from the night before and we were sadly out of my homemade mole.

Have you ever had a French Quesadilla?  Me neither, but it was awesome.  My husband was thrilled, and it was super quick and easy to put together.  This is a recipe we’ll be making again!

French Quesadilla

1 tube of French bread dough (I used the Pillsbury Simply rustic loaf)
2 T hot sauce (I have a chipotle hot sauce that I adore)
1 c cooked chicken, chopped (again, that rotisserie was perfect, but poach some, use leftovers, whatever)
2 c Mexican shredded cheese
Sour cream for serving

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet or use a sil pat like I do.  Open your bread loaf and carefully unroll it from the seam.  You don’t want to push down on it and destroy and of the beautiful rise if you can help it.

Atop the bread dough, sprinkle the hot sauce across the surface so that it’s evenly distributed.  Lay the chicken atop the hot sauce in an even layer, then sprinkle your cheese atop that.

Roll your quesadilla loaf back up the way it came from the package, with all your yummy goodness hidden inside.  Cut three deep slashes into the loaf, just as you would with a traditional baguette.

Bake your loaf in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until it’s a beautiful golden color.  Let it sit for five minutes to rest, then cut it into slices and serve while still warm.  Place a dollop of sour cream atop the French quesadilla and enjoy!

Yes, it’s untraditional, but it was surprisingly good.  As in my husband has already asked me to make this again, and I will.  If I don’t have the bread roll in my fridge, I’ll simply make my own dough and do this.  We used it as our main course for dinner – with Klondike bars for dessert, of course! – but what a fun appetizer this would make for a party.

Now this is a perfect #JuneDairyMovies meal, don’t you think?  I only wonder what Manny would think of this.  Yum.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Safeway.  As always, all opinions expressed are my own. #CBias #SocialFabric


  1. Great recipe idea! I love making my own bread dough and this would be easy enough to make. Yum.

  2. Oh that looks wonderful! What a great idea!

  3. What an interesting combination. It looks and sounds heavenly, cannot wait to try it!

  4. Andrea - I do my own bread dough most of the time, too, and oh this would be an awesome use for it. :)

    mglawler - I have to admit I was a liiiiiittle bit skeptical when I first started with it, but my husband loved it and I'm definitely keeping it in the rotation.

    Jules - It was an intersting combination to be sure! I think this would be a great party appetizer item and am planning on bringing it to my next event.

  5. Yum! That looks so good ... might have to try that.

  6. Yum! What a clever spin off the old Mexican quesadilla.


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