Ok y’all….I’ve got an admission to make. I’ve been pretty much killing it this year with serving up amazing meals at home and I’ve been doing better than average at whipping up those meals myself. However, now that spring has sprung, I’m struggling. While my life is busy all year round, spring time is crazy for me. Now, I know you might think that it’s light out longer and I can get more done but during the busy spring months, mama is constantly on the go. There’s school drop off, school pick up, shopping and meal prep, work, after school activities, sports, play-dates….seriously, the list is endless. However, the fact that I am always (and I do mean ALWAYS) on the go doesn’t mean that I don’t want to serve up delicious meals that I can feel good about at the end of each day. In fact, in my world if I can have an easy meal that my entire family loves, paired with a refreshing drink when they walk in the door, I call that winning. That’s why this Spring I’ve decided that it’s smart to keep dinner simple by shopping at Sam’s Club for easy meal ideas and beverages that keep my family going strong!
Now, I know that there are lots of solutions to keep dinnertime stress-free during these busy spring months but my favorite is heading to Sam’s Club to stock up on ready-made meals and refreshing beverages. In fact, when I’m meal planning for the week (because in truth if I didn’t meal plan we would never eat), I always include a Sam’s Club night! This happens on the evening when I make my weekly Sam’s Club run to stock up on water, juice, sports drinks and sodas as well as all the other weekly items that I pick up there. While I’m at the club, I make sure to get plenty of drinks because my guys are always thirsty!
I love to keep the fridge stocked with grab-and-go beverages like smartwater®, vitaminwater® and Sprite®. I also love to stock up on Simply Orange® for my boys’ favorite simple Fizzy Orange Spritzer (more on that later) that’s totally refreshing on a warm spring day.
While I’m there getting these weekly essentials, it only makes sense to pick up a ready made meal that taste like one of my own creations but is made fresh at Sam’s Club!
With easy and filling Member’s Mark meal ideas like Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Meatloaf and Whipped Potatoes and Buffalo Chicken Wraps, I can never go wrong when picking up a meal from Sam’s Club! Lately, I’ve been reaching for a Member’s Mark Rotisserie Chicken paired with Twice Baked Potatoes and Asparagus Pomodori with Sundried Tomatoes! These three items together will more than feed our family of four (in fact, I usually get two meals out of these dishes) and as an added bonus, picking them up from Sam’s Club ensures that my dinners are totally affordable!
I love that I can mix and match so that I have the perfect meal for my family that truly feels like something I would be proud to make in my own kitchen….if only I had more time!
Once I’ve stocked up on all my beverage needs for the week, a Member’s Mark meal to make dinner time easy and an extra meal for another busy week night, I’m able to head home, organize and put away my groceries and still be able to put an awesome meal that my family really cheers for on the table! All it takes is opening my containers that hold my Sam’s Club meal and sides, following the directions to heat thing up and transferring the food to serving platters.
After adding some place mats and silverware to the table on our porch, I can lay out my freshly made (by Sam’s Club) meal and mix up a refreshing beverage for the ultimate Spring dinner that brings my entire family together. So, what do I serve to drink with this perfect meal? Well, since the meal itself requires absolutely no effort on my part, I like to mix things up a little bit with a refreshing Fizzy Orange Spritzer.
This is a simple drink that my mom has been serving up during the spring and summer months for as long as I can remember and it’s a great addition to any spring picnic or meal! To make it, I simply mix my Simply Orange® and Sprite® half and half in individual glasses.
After garnishing my glass with an orange slice, I’m able to serve up this Fizzy Orange Spritzer with my meal. Not only is it a refreshing compliment to my Rotisserie chicken, twice baked potatoes and asparagus but it’s a great way to add a burst of spring flavor to my dinner!
I have to say, Sam’s Club is making it easier than ever to keep my family hydrated, full and happy this spring and they are making my busy mom life just a little simpler by allowing me to stock up on meals and drinks for every occasion. While it might be a Member’s Mark Rotisserie Chicken with Twice Baked Potatoes and Asparagus Pomodori with Sundried Tomatoes tonight, next week we’ll be enjoying Sundried Tomato and Turkey Wraps with a side of fruit and vitaminwater®! And all along the way, we’ll have the perfect beverages to compliment our every spring meal and activity thanks to the amazing selection at Sam’s Club!
Now it’s your turn. Whether you’re looking for beverages to fuel your spring fun or the perfect compliment for your easy Sam’s Club meal, check out all the ways you can make spring delicious with help from Sam’s Club here! With an array of beverages including Simply Orange®, Simply Lemonade®, vitaminwater®, smartwater®, Gold Peak® Tea and Sprite® and Member’s Mark ready-to-eat meals that are sure to be a hit, it only makes sense to serve up dinner the Sam’s Club way!
Now tell me, what’s your favorite spring meal and beverage pairing from Sam’s Club?