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As a full-time working mom, a wife and a mom to four kids, I just love time savers. I love tips to save time on laundry, tips to help with organizing and honestly anything that can help our family life carry on in a smooth manner. On a recent trip to our local Wal-Mart I discovered their Marketside Effortless Meals.
Everything was right up front by the deli, which is amazingly convenient.
I found myself completely inspired. My favorite food is pizza, so that was what I gravitated to initially. I picked up a Cheese Pizza and a Pepperoni Pizza. Then I saw they had Rotisserie Chicken. This chicken came as part of a Rotisserie Chicken Meal. For just $9.44 I got the chicken, Diet Coke and the potato salad!
My very own time saving tip. Pick up these exact ingredients and you have the making of three, yes THREE, effortless family meals! Here is what you do, pick up these same items at your local Wal-Mart and follow my meal plan.
Upon arriving home, we stashed the pizzas in the fridge. We were going to bake those for dinner the following night. While the Rotisserie Chicken was still piping hot, we ate that with some potato salad and carrot sticks. After we were done, we shredded what was left of the chicken and set it aside. For night two, we ate the pizzas and enjoyed our 2 Liter of Diet Coke.
Then on night three (remember I promised three meals) we dined on the Crockpot Chicken Stew!
I am going to share one of my most favorite recipes…Crockpot Chicken Stew. Not only is this meal delicious, it is also easy. Foolproof in fact. This meal almost makes itself and yet tastes like it was delivered to your table by a gourmet chef.
Crockpot Chicken Stew Recipe
Shredded Rotisserie Chicken
1 jar Peach Mango Salsa
1 can (drained and rinsed) corn
1 can (drained and rinsed) Shoepeg (white) corn
1 can diced tomatoes and chilis
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 cans (drained and rinsed) black beans
Diced fresh garlic (optional)
Toss all the ingredients into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. We serve this up with tortilla chips and cheese and sour cream for garnish. Sometimes we will add a bit if fresh cilantro on top too.
And there you have it folks! I made one QUICK trip to Wal-Mart, bought a few Marketside items and fed my family nice, hot meals THREE nights in a row. Each meal took less than 10 minutes to prepare. You gotta love it!
So tell me, how can Wal-Mart’s Marketside items help you ease back into the school routine?
Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen