During the holiday season, life just seems to get busier and busier. I find that I’m on the go more, always hurrying, and often lacking in time when it comes to meal preparation for my family. Since serving three hungry guys can often be time consuming, I’ve been looking for better solutions. So when Tyson® challenged me to put a delicious dinner on the table in fifteen minutes using their new meal kits as part of a sponsored post, I didn’t think it was possible. But on this adventure, even I was proven wrong.
You see, it seems like I’ve tried every shortcut in the book. And I’ll admit I’ve gotten a little lazy when it comes to family meals because they just seem to take so much work. But Tyson® recently changed all that with a hot and delicious meal that took less than fifteen minutes to prepare and tastes amazing! In fact, my whole family thinks I’ve mastered magic and learned how to create mouthwatering dinners in a snap.
Now, I have no intention of taking away my super mom status and letting them in on the little secret that has changed the way I look at cooking. However, since I know many of you moms out there are struggling like me and looking for ways to make life easier and meals more delicious, I’m going to share something with you that will change your time in the kitchen (and even make it feel like it’s been multiplied)! But before I can show you how Tyson® helped me make more of my time, I should tell you where it all started.
Last week I was shopping away at Publix. I was searching my phone for quick and easy recipes and adding up the cost of individual ingredients. But then I came across the Tyson® Meal Kits in the ready to cook section of the fresh meat case.
At first they looked a little out of place. I mean pasta in the meat section? After shaking off my confusion I ventured over to see what this oddity was. Little did I know that it was about to change my weeknight dinners. Because as I stood in the aisle and looked at the package, I was shocked to see that everything I needed to create an amazing Beef Marinara dish that will fill up all my guys was right there in one simple package. Knowing that pasta had been on the menu for that very night, I took the million products out of my cart and added in the one simple Tyson® Meal Kit. Then I headed home to see if dinner really could be served in just fifteen short minutes.
Since my guys could live on pasta and bread (that’s what happens when you have a house full of boys), I had also picked up a ready to bake loaf of bread. After setting my Tyson® Meal Kit on the counter, I quickly cut criss-crosses into my bread, drizzled a mixture of butter and garlic over the top and then added a liberal amount of cheese. Into the oven on 385 my bread went for fifteen minutes and the clock starting counting down to see if it was truly possible to create an amazing meal quickly.
While my bread was cooking, I quickly browned the package of hamburger meat that came in my Tyson® Meal Kit. I was shocked at how lean it was and how quickly it cooked to perfection.
After draining off what little grease my meat had produced, I opened my packages of pasta and poured them right in. I was thrilled to find that the pasta was already cooked, meaning that I only needed minutes to warm it up instead of tons of time to boil and drain noodles.
As soon as my noodles were warm, I cut the top off of my sauce pouch, poured it in and stirred it around.
Within minutes, my entire meal was bubbly and hot and the house smelled amazing!
And to my shock, I still had two minutes left on the timer! Since I knew sometimes a little finishing touch goes a long way, with those extra two minutes I poured my Beef Marinara out of my skillet and into a serving dish.
Then I sprinkled fresh Parmesan cheese over the top.
And just like that, my meal was done. This delicious dish truly did take less than fifteen minutes to make with the help of Tyson® Meal Kits and to say that the final result was mouthwatering would be an understatement.
The pasta, beef and sauce were perfectly blended and tasted just as good as meals that I make from scratch.
And when paired with my easy pull apart garlic bread and some sauteed vegetables, it was literally the perfect meal for my busy family.
As I called my family to the table, I knew I had a hit on my hands. And as they took bite after bite, they saw an amazing meal that more than filled their hungry bellies while I saw the way I look at weeknight meals be completely transformed. Because I’ve discovered that with Tyson® Meal Kits cooking and my busy life can go hand in hand!
So, to you buys moms out there who think that you have to have tons of time to put an amazing meal on the table, I say think again!
Take a tip from this mama who’s serving up super meals even on the days where it feels like I’m on borrowed time and discover the simplicity of delicious Tyson® Meal Kits at Publix. Right now you can even try them for less! Simply look for your Instant Redeemable Coupon found directly on your product package to save $2 through February 1st, 2016 or if you happen to be shopping this coming week, look for your In-Store Publix Weekly Ad with a promo price of $10.99 on Tyson® Meal Kits (valid 12/3/15-12/9/15).
Then try one out. Heck, try them all! Because with skillet ready options like Beef and Cheddar Melt, Beef Marinara, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and 3 Cheese Chicken Carbonara, there’s sure to be an easy meal to thrill every member of your family!
So then the only question becomes, which of the amazing Tyson® Meal Kits from Publix will you try first in your quest to put amazingly quick meals on the table for your family?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.