National Dairy Month #SafewayDairy

 

I grew up disliking milk. As in, wouldn’t drink it to save my life. However, my parents always told me that that wasn’t always the case.  Apparently, at my milk drinking “heyday”, I consumed a gallon of milk a day.  Everyone says it’s true, so I’m compelled to believe them, even if it does seem far fetched.  I always loved other forms of dairy however, just not milk.

My children did not inherit my lack of love for drinking milk and at their milk drinking “heyday” I was buying 9 gallons of milk a week. NINE.  The Safeway check out people probably knew me as the milk lady.  I literally had to go to the store 3 times a week to buy milk because I didn’t have room in my refrigerator for NINE gallons at a time.  In fact, I remember the pediatrician asking me how much milk the twins were drinking at about 18 months.  I seem to recall her saying that it shouldn’t be more than 28 oz. a day.  Um.  It was.  By a lot.

Now that the kids are older, they don’t consume nearly as much milk as they did when they were younger, but we are definitely a family that LOVES dairy products.  Yogurt, ice cream, cheese, sour cream;  we love it all.

My brother in law even works at a dairy so we’ve had the opportunity to see part of the milk production process….or in other words, how milk gets from the cow almost to our refrigerator.  My kids really loved seeing how female calves grow up to produce milk that gets “extracted” and then put in a HUGE container for transport to the processing plant.

So, it’s not surprising that we fully support National Dairy Month.  I appreciate the hard work that goes into getting a product that we take for granted.

My favorite dairy product is definitely ice cream  and I’m pretty sure that runs in the family!  My kids revealed their favorite dairy treats in a video we put together last week. (I recommend viewing it.  My kids are pretty cute, but I am biased.) {smiling}

And, if you click on the image below, it’ll take you to a fun contest hosted by Safeway.  Enter to win a Picnic for four in your favorite National Park!  Play the “Dairy Dunk” game and see if you’ve won!  You can also download coupons from Safeway or the Safeway affiliate store in your area.

Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of the June Dairy program for Safeway. #SafewayDairy

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}

Comments

  1. 1
    Sorta Southern Single Mom says:

    Love the pictures! I didn’t like milk growing up either, and like yours, my kids LOVE it! Cheese, however, oh I LOVE cheese… and yogurt… and ice cream… just not milk 🙂

  2. 2

    I’m a huge cheese fan, myself.

  3. 3
    Rachelle says:

    You are right. Love of ice cream does run in the family. Dad still eats huge bowls of ice cream as his favorite dessert!

  4. 4

    I didn’t know your brother in law worked at a dairy! How fun that you’ve had the chance to go there. I remember all that milk your kids used to drink!

  5. 5
    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking
    says:

    This makes me feel a little better… about the part where my toddler can chug a gallon of milk 🙂

  6. 6

    I totally know what you mean about being known as the milk lady. I probably have that title too.

  7. 7
    Sara @ Mom Endeavors says:

    What a great post! Love it! 🙂 The pictures at the dairy are great! What a cool experience!

  8. 8
    Stephanie @ The Blue Zoo says:

    My boys were so grossed out when I told them that milk came from cow boobs. LOL Doesnt stop them from drinking it though!

  9. 9
    Nicole@MTDLBlog
    Twitter: MTDLBlog
    says:

    What a cool opportunity for the kids! I love me some cheese and milk – especially if the milk comes by way of latte. 🙂

  10. 10
    Adrienne
    Twitter: adriennesfts
    says:

    That would be neat to visit a diary farm. Those a re great pictures. My little guy used to drink milk all the time! Now? Not at all. 🙁

  11. 11

    We LOVE ice cream in the summer in these parts!

  12. 12

    I’ve always wondered how the cows get milked at dairys!

  13. 13
    Daniel Blogs says:

    I love me a glass of ice cold milk with cookies.

  14. 14
    Tonya Staab
    Twitter: TonyaStaab
    says:

    Your kids are very cute, and I’m not biased :). I love that you took them to a dairy to see where their milk comes from. Such a great idea.

  15. 15
    Carolyn (temysmom) says:

    We go through about 3-4 gallons of milk a week with my family of 5. I thought that was a lot. Apparently not. I would love to take my kids to a dairy farm.