Schlitterbahn’s Moms Ice Chest Challenge

Oh, how we LOVE Schlitterbahn!  We love the water, the rides, the food, the Comal River that flows through it!  As a mom, I love that I can take our lunch, and sometimes breakfast and dinner, in an ice chest to the park!  Schlitterbahn knows that moms appreciate it, and have a fun activity for us this year, the Schlitterbahn’s Moms Ice Chest Challenge!

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We literally eat out of our ice chest all summer.  A couple of year’s ago, my husband grew so tired of me buying ice every day, and never having ice for his sweet tea, that he came home with a commercial ice maker!

Schlitterbahn Galveston Island LogoI have several favorite recipes for the ice chest, but one of my favorites comes straight out of my garden, GAZPACHO!

Gazpacho is a cold tomato soup, and perfect for those hot days at the waterpark!  I store in individual round Ziplock containers with lids, so the kids can grab it for a quick and healthy snack.

RECIPE

3 large tomatoes, seeded, peeled and chopped

1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped

1 large bell pepper or 2 banana peppers, seeded and chopped

1 very small red onion, finely chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (optional)

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

juice of 1 lemon (because I have a lemon tree, but lime works just as well)

a few leaves of fresh basil and lemon thyme, finely chopped

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

This is the super easy part.  Put everything in a blender, and pulse until it’s incorporated.

Schlitterbahn New Braunsfels Logo(Now, this is my basic recipe.  But if I have something else growing, it might go in there, too.  Because I love squash and zucchini, I sometimes will throw a small one in with it all.  Watermelon adds a really sweet taste, too.  Have fun!)

 

I store in individual round Ziplock containers with lids, so the kids can grab it for a quick and healthy snack.  Just don’t forget to pack the spoons.  You can make it in the morning, or the night before you plan to eat it.   A few hours in a cold ice chest will have it nice and chilled!

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Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun!

Michelle 

 

 

 

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