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My kids headed back to school this week. The lazy days of summer are over and it’s right back into a very busy schedule with marching band practice, scout meetings, and all the kids’ other activities. In spite of how hectic life can be at times, I still like to have a home-cooked meal on the table every night for my family. Fortunately for me, there is help! With new Hormel Everyday Scratch and Hot Sandwich Meats I can get a delicious homemade meal on the table in no time at all. With Hormel’s ready-to-go proteins, I can whip up my favorite casserole and get it in the oven in a jiffy. Which leaves me more time for other things – like helping with homework, and playing taxi driver to my kids
I recently had the opportunity to try varieties of both of the #newfromhormel products – Everyday Scratch and Hot Sandwich Meats. I picked them up from Kroger on the way home from an open house. By the time I got home, it was already late and the kids were hungry. So I was extremely grateful that the Hormel Hot Sandwich Meats are heat and serve.
I warmed the Hormel Philly Style Steak on the stove top while I prepared a veggie and heated some twice baked potatoes I had made earlier. I was able to get dinner on the table in just 20 minutes – much to the delight of my kids who claimed they were starving!
Each tub of Hormel Hot Sandwich Meats makes 4 generous sandwiches. They are fully cooked already, so you just need to heat them on the stove until they are piping hot. To make things even quicker, you can also microwave them.
We served our Philly Style Steak on crusty french bread and topped it with muenster cheese. The Philly Style Steak Hot Sandwich Meat includes sauteed peppers and onions in a flavorful sauce. I wasn’t quite sure about the sauce, but it adds so much flavor and helps keep everything moist. It made for a quick meal that was both delicious and quite filling.
In the future, I definitely want to try Hormel’s other varieties of Hot Sandwich Meat when I literally have no time to cook. Also available are
- Buffalo Style Chicken
- Tequila Lime Chicken
- Tequila Lime Steak
Today, I had a little more time to prepare our meal, but with it being the kids’ first day of school, I didn’t want to spend all afternoon in the kitchen getting dinner together. So I used Hormel’s Everyday Scratch Rotisserie Style Chicken to help me quickly put together one of our family’s favorite casseroles – Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake. Here’s the recipe…
Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake Recipe
- 4 cups prepared rice (I use quick cooking brown rice)
- 1 bag frozen broccoli
- 1 package of Hormel Everyday Scratch Rotisserie Style Chicken, diced
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
In a 9×13 inch baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray, layer the rice, broccoli, and chicken. In a small bowl, mix the cream of chicken soup with the milk and pour over the top of the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the shredded cheddar and return to the oven for 3-4 minutes to melt the cheese.
The nice thing about this simple recipe is that you can use it as a template and mix things up a bit. I switch things up from time to time, substituting a different vegetable, cheese, or cream soup. It’s delicious no matter how you make it. In the past, I normally just use leftover chicken to make this recipe, but I have to say that the seasoning on the rotisserie chicken lends a nice flavor to this recipe. So I think I am going to use it from now on when I make this recipe.
In addition to the Rotisserie Chicken, there are five other Hormel Everyday Scratch varieties that can help you get a head start with your favorite recipes.
- Flame Seared Carnitas – I am thinking of using these for taco night!
- Flame Seared Chicken Breast – would be great for any casserole or recipe where you need cooked chicken
- Fusilli Pomodoro with Grilled Chicken – for all your favorite Italian dishes
- 6-Cheese Macaroni with Grilled Chicken
- Roasted Garlic Cheese Risotto with Grilled Chicken
Although the main benefit of these products are that they can help you get a meal on on the table quickly, I think you will also appreciate that these refrigerated entrees contain no preservatives and have 0 grams of trans fat. As a mom who tries to feed her family wholesome, nutritious meals, I can definitely appreciate that.
Want to try new Hormel Everyday Scratch or Hot Sandwich Meats for yourself? Both can be found in the refrigerated entrees section at your local Kroger. At the Kroger Marketplace here in town, the refrigerated entrees are found on an island (or at least that’s what I call it!) in front of the meat counter.
Money Saving Coupons
What’s even better than Hormel’s delicious new Everyday Scratch and Hot Sandwich Meats saving you time in the kitchen? Saving time and money of course! Here are two coupons you will want to print before heading off to the store. (Both coupons expire 30 days after you print them and they are available until 10/31/14.)
So that’s twice in the past few days that Hormel has helped me get dinner on the table quickly – first with their Hot Sandwich Meats and then again with their Everyday Scratch ready-to-go protein. I am definitely going to keep a couple of varieties of these on hand for those nights when I just don’t have much time to cook. We busy moms can use all the help we can get! So tell me… Which of Hormel’s new varieties are you most interested in trying?