Celebrate National Dairy Month with a Family Picnic

By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
June 1, 2011

In our home, we consume a lot of dairy products each month!  We go through a lot of milk, cheese, eggs, and yogurt.  My boys love to drink milk with meals and eat cheese and yogurt for snacks.  I was thrilled when I was invited to participate in the National Dairy Month Campaign with Safeway and affiliate stores.  I was given the task of incorporating some of our favorite dairy products into a picnic.  I had a blast putting it together and my family enjoyed it as well.

For the main dish, I made egg salad sandwiches on Buttermilk Bread.  I also made Ranch dressing, using sour cream and Ranch Dressing mix, to eat with fresh baby carrots.  The boys also enjoyed Gogurts with their meal.  For dessert, I made “Dirt in a Cup,” which consists of chocolate pudding, whipped cream, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms.  It was an amazing picnic!

I encourage you to create your own picnic featuring your favorite dairy items during June, which is National Dairy Month.  Not only will you be feeding your family healthy food, but you’ll also be making family memories that will last a lifetime!

Be sure to follow the conversations at #SafewayDairy for more information and stories about National Dairy Month!

This project has been compensated as part of the June Dairy program for Safeway.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “Celebrate National Dairy Month with a Family Picnic”

  1. kristin says:

    How cute are you! I love the dirt cups!

  2. Great family picnic–everything looked yummy!

  3. Tonya Staab says:

    Love that ‘Dirt in a Cup’. Such a great idea for a kids party too. A friend of mine recently made this as a birthday cake, she used chocolate cake and pudding in a large glass bowl and added worms to it. I’d never heard of this before, I must have been living under a rock :). My kids would love this.

  4. Miriam T. says:

    What a great family picnic! The Dirt in a Cup idea is awesome.

  5. Kelly Killingbeck says:

    Loved the dirt cups!

  6. Brandi says:

    Dirt is A Cup is great! It allows non-bakers like myself feel like we are doing something awesome!

  7. Christine says:

    I love freezing Gogurts and putting them in the kids lunchboxes. By lunch time, they are defrosted, but a great cold treat!

  8. tyler o says:

    GAH I’m a dairy monster. I go through a gallon of milk in two days…in fact this post made me thirsty…

  9. Missy Lynnh says:

    I’m a dairy monster too! haha. Great ideas! And I love the freezing the Gogurt comment someone made. Great idea.

  10. Carolsue says:

    A fun review! I love the egg salad sandwiches — one of my faves! Of course, the Dirt in a Cup was pretty cool as well!
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  11. Elena says:

    My son is a dairy monster. He drinks 5 glasses of milk a day and loves yogurt too!

  12. Interesting event – to participate in the National Dairy Month Campaign. I want to know more about how it goes. What activites and games for children can you recommend for children and adults?

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