Establishing Routines and My Favorite #TomaLeche recipe #ad

Always up for some fun!

Always up for some fun!

Disclosure: Disclosure : This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

We love the weekends and holiday breaks at our home. It’s our time to go out and have fun exploring. However, sometimes our long breaks and weekends can throw off our routines. It is really important to keep our kiddos on routines, even on the weekend. I was reading through the new website and read this great post reminding me of the importance of having set routines for our kiddos. It’s important to make sure that no matter what happens, we stay to those routines. I have to admit that I struggle with this on the weekends. I want to play and through routines out the door. I notice that when that happens, Mondays are rough on all of us. Keeping a routine is crucial in helping our kiddos do well in school. I loved all of the tips and reminded me to make sure to follow all of them, even on the weekends and during those holiday breaks.

You can find tips on helping to establish routines, along with many others, on You can also find dozens of delicious recipes, including this one, which is my absolute favorite, arroz con leche. It takes me back to my childhood and is one of my to go comfort foods. It’s also really simple!

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

You will need

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ground cinnamon
  • raisins (optional)
  1. Place rice in water.
  2. When the rice is almost cooked, add the sugar, milk and cinnamon stick.
  3. Let mixture boil until rice is soft and fully cooked.
  4. Serve and garnish with ground cinnamon and raisins.
  5. Enjoy!!!

To find this and other delicious recipes head here.


Milk Fuels a Better Future – #TomaLeche

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


We always have a carton of organic real milk in our refrigerator.  It will come in handy as we plan for a Latin GRAMMYS viewing party this Thursday night!  Milk is fortified with vitamin D, another important player in bone health, and it has other vital nutrients, including protein, phosphorous, vitamin A and some B vitamins, most of all, it tastes great!

English milk

For the party this week, we’re making Leche Frita – Fried Milk! It has a funny name but tastes delicious.

2 cups milk
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons sugar
11-inch-by-3-inch strip of lemon peel
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
3/4 cup plain panko bread crumbs


Step 1 – Using a wire whisk, combine the milk, cornstarch, sugar, lemon peel and cinnamon stick in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking, then lower the heat and continue to whisk for 10 minutes. Whisk constantly so the mixture does not scorch.

Step 2 – After the 10 minutes of whisking, the pudding mixture should be very thick. Remove and discard the lemon peel and cinnamon stick. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch-by-4-inch ceramic or glass loaf pan, and allow to cool for at least 24 hours uncovered on your kitchen countertop.

Step 3 – When your pudding mixture has cooled and dried completely, cut into 12 equal sized squares.

Step 4 – Prepare three shallow dishes to use when dredging your leche frita. Fill the first dish with the flour, scramble the eggs well in the second dish, and fill the third dish with the panko.

Step 5 – Heat the vegetable oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Pass a square of the leche frita though the flour, then coat with the egg, and then pass through the dish of panko breadcrumbs.

Step 6 – Using a slotted spatula, carefully place the uncooked square of leche frita in the hot vegetable oil, and fry until golden on one side, about 1 minute. Carefully turn to the other side, and fry for another minute. Remove the leche frita to a pan lined with paper towels to cool. Fry all of the squares in the same fashion. Serve warm.


Drinking milk has been one of the keys to the success of many artists attending the Latin GRAMMYS. Milk builds strong bones and give you stamina to keep up with all of that salsa dancing! And just imagine all the milk that Pitbull must drink.  It’s always a good time to #tomaleche! Milk fuels a better future!