Family L♥ve in My City

People en Espanol returns to San Antonio with Zendaya!

Are you ready for Labor Day weekend? People en Espanol is bringing back the Festival People 2014 and introducing the new Chicas Poderosas Concert Powered by Disney and headlined by Zendaya and Becky G!
2014 People En Espanol Festival with Zendaya and Becky G in San Antonio, Texas
This years' festival is all about celebrating and empowering youth and their families. The Festival will still be a 2-day event, but will be expanding on their free daytime activities with more celebrities, performances and activities. Saturday and Sunday, August 30th and 31st, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Festival’s free daytime experience will feature engaging on-site activities for attendees, free give-aways, movie screenings, authentic San Antonio cuisine and more from the community’s favorite brands.  

And for my boxing fans, there will also be an opportunity for a meet and greet with one of the most famous Mexican boxers, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
2014 People En Espanol Festival with Canelo Alvares in San Antonio, Texas

The concert has changed from 2 nights to one, but it will be one your kids will not want to miss. You can purchase tickets now for the concert on Ticketmaster. Prices start at $25 each and I'm sure every seat in the house will be great as it is now at the more intimate venue, the !

If you don't get a chance to go to the concert, I highly recommend the daytime event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. We have gone the past 2 years and always enjoy ourselves.

The daytime lineups are posted for Saturday and Sunday

And check out a round up of our days at the 2012 and 2013 Festival People.

Hope to see you out there!

Tips before your visit to the Magik Theatre

Last week, I was given complimentary tickets to attend The Bootmaker and The Elves. It was not our first time seeing a play from the Magik Theatre, we've been to a free show during the week and seen their performances on the road, but it was our first time attending a regular season show.

The show was just as expected: funny, silly and kept the kids engaged. The Bootmaker and the Elves is the story of a bootmaking cowboy, Luke Casey, who is just starting his bookmaking business. He leaves out leather in his shop overnight and to his surprise magical, singing elves make make the boots! (I can still hear the song in my head!) Word about the beautiful boots gets around town and another bootmaker, Tony Llama, pays Luke Casey a visit. Then, the good old western ensues! Good guys, bad guys and a live country band, this play had it all!

The Bootmaker and the Elves is showing until August 2nd! But before you go, here's a few tips:
  • Arrive early, seating is general admission.
  • Bring cash, snacks are for sale and there's bottles of Starbucks for you coffee loving moms.
  • Make sure to pick up a program, there have Discussion Questions for you and your kids to really stay engaged and a list of Magik Must Reads!
  • Check out parking before you go. I always park on a meter on Cesar Chavez. 
  • Plan to stay a while afterwards, so you can meet the cast.
  • Make sure to follow The Magik Theatre on Facebook so you don't miss out on fun events like Boots & BlueBell happening this Friday, July 18th!


The Mexi-Corndog - Remember these quick meals?

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This summer we signed up for a Soccer Night Owl camp where the kids get to practice their soccer skills in the evening when the sun is not beaming on top of us. It's been great, I get home after work, we eat a meal and then head out. It is a family affair as we get to spend more time with our soccer families and I even get to walk around the track and have a conversation with my husband!

We all get a little bit of exercise, so when we come home, what do you think happens? We all want a quick meal. So, I get a little creative and resourceful in the kitchen and come up with this quick easy meal that I remember my grandma and my mom making when we had lots of little ones to feed...the Mexi-corndog. Now, that's not what we would call it, but when I say a weenie in a corn tortilla with cheese, you know what I mean, right?
As I was making them, it brought back memories of my abuela's kitchen, with the reddish open cabinets, the thin flowered curtains above the kitchen sink and the cast iron comal always on the gas stove. It was this image that took me right back there. 

It's like that saying from Cesar Chavez, that "the people who give you their food, give you their heart." Food is so much more. The gathering of my family at the table, laughing and talking about their soccer practice while they wait for me to finish cooking is what I will remember most about these late summer nights.

But...back to the #ComidasFaciles!
The Mexi-Corndog is simple: I like to use two pans, one for the hot dogs, the other for the corn tortillas. Use about a teaspoon of your favorite cooking oil to coat the pan for the tortillas. Crisp on both sides and on the second, place a slice of Kraft American Cheese and let it melt a bit. Remove the tortilla and place on a plate and top with the hot dog. :)

Not only can you add a Kraft Single to a corn tortillas, for all of your macaroni and cheese lovers, you can chop up a hot dog and add to an already cooked cup of Kraft Easy Mac for another quick meal on the go. 

I stock up on these items because I love the convenience of visiting the Sam's Club on Goliad and Military. It helps me make these quick meals after our summer activities. And right now, Sam's Club members can take advantage of Instant Savings on KRAFT American Singles, Kool Aid Jammers, and KRAFT Easy Mac Cups for a total of $5.25 with no coupons needed, just a perk of shopping in a club. But hurry, the Instant Savings end Sunday, July 20th!

The Kool-Aid Jammers really come in handy for snacks for the soccer team, or just the visits from the neighborhood kids!

So, do you have any great recipes using Kraft? Please link below! You can also find more by using the #CollectiveBias and #ComidasFaciles hashtag on Twitter and Facebook!

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