Conejo Valley Days Is Coming Up May 8-11! Win Free Tickets!

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Now with bigger, better rides! The 58th Annual Conejo Valley Days is coming up May 8 through May 11 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks. This year the carnival rides will be operated by the same company that does rides for the Orange County Fair, Los Angeles County Fair, and Coachella!

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In addition to carnival rides, CVD will include food booths operated by nonprofit organizations, motocross exhibitions, outhouse races, games, vendors, a Kids’ Korral children’s stage sponsored by Eureka Organic Bread, a “Garage Band” stage to showcase new local bands and live entertainment in the Golden Horseshoe Saloon.

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The motocross exhibitions and live entertainment are included with general admission. Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $5. Ride tickets and food are additional costs.

CVD hours are Thursday, May 8, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 5:00 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 10, noon to midnight and Sunday, May 11, noon to 8:00 p.m. The Lucy Pet Foundation is the nonprofit partner for this year’s Conejo Valley Days.

Conejo Valley Days
May 8-11
Conejo Creek Park South
1300 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
Website and Twitter @CVDays2014

The CVD folks have given me 2 packages of 4 tickets to give away here on this site. To enter, simply leave a comment below by Thursday, May 1 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. One entry per family. Winners will be chosen from qualifying entries by random number drawing, and I will mail the tickets upon learning the mailing addresses.

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Pizza Stuffers: Better Than Snarfing a Granola Bar

So, this is random. I was offered a pack of Totino’s Pizza Stuffers for my family to taste to facilitate a review. I was pretty happy about that because it’s free food and something easy to cook AND who doesn’t love pizza?


Have I made that part clear?

My kids didn’t like the Pizza Stuffers. Because my kids are weird.

I had to explain to them what a calzone is, because they’ve never had one, and basically these are calzones without the grease. They’re nice happy, pockets of hot cheesy, saucy, and pepperoni (optional) goodness. They’re baked, so they’re somewhat healthier. What could go wrong?

Oh yeah, my children’s picky food oddities.

So there I am, with two piping hot pepperoni Pizza Stuffers all steamy and smelling good, sitting in front of my face, rejected by my two boys who will eat only chicken dinosaurs, hot dogs, and the occasional cucumber slice. And I am hungry. And so I grab and eat one.

And then I eat the other.

And then I make a vow to only bake one at a time, because boy, they are tasty.

Like so many other parents, I have a jam-packed schedule that includes dropping kids off at school, picking kids up from school, bringing them to activities, chasing them around the house, basically serving their every need. In between I have work and housework and a number other matters to attend to. I can’t exactly build in a lot of time to make elaborate meals for myself. So heating up a Pizza Stuffer? Easy, requires little to no supervision, and results in a hot, one-handed meal for me. I can eat it while I type this. (I’m not doing that, but I could is all I’m saying.)

Sometimes, a hot pocket of goodness is way better than a granola bar. And um, I didn’t leave any for my husband. (Don’t tell him.)

Like I said, I was sent a chilled box of frozen Totino’s for review.  I was not compensated for this post, unless you count melted cheese as currency.