If you’re like my family, it’s basically the same routine every single weekday.
Get up. Go to school. Go to work. Get the kids. Go home. Make dinner. Mess around for a few hours. Go to bed. Rather, rinse, repeat. Some days seem to drag on and on, and most days the kids (and I’ll admit, myself and Paul) come home starving – and we’re still a good hour or two away from dinner.
Now that the holidays are here, time is even more limited and things feel even more hectic. I can’t tell you how many times this holiday season we’ve run home long enough to change clothes, then run back out the door to get to a Christmas party, a school program, some other engagement – and end up waiting several hours more before we eat dinner.
And when you have these two in that mix, telling you over and over again that they’re starving?
Yeah, well, if they don’t get something in their stomach, it’s going to be a LONG night.
Late this past week, we were invited to go to a Christmas party after school. This meant that after I got off of work at five, I had to rush to the daycare to grab the kids, rush home and change, then rush to the party by 6:30. There were going to be light snacks there, so that meant that a “real” dinner wouldn’t be until much later at night. I knew there was no way that the kids would make it that long, and honestly, the thought of them just eating a bunch of holiday cookies and soda before dinner made me cringe. So, what to do?
Tyson Chicken Sandwiches to the rescue!
I recently went shopping at Walmart to grab a few boxes of these new guys to try out (you can see my shopping experience here – do you know how nice it is to shop WITHOUT kids?? Heaven!). They were running very low – in fact, all they had in stock were four boxes of the Tyson Chicken sandwiches with cheddar cheese available. My kids adore cheese like a bunny adores carrots, so I knew we were good to go.
I warmed up two sandwiches and gave them each a cup of applesauce for a warm, tasty after school snack. I decided not to add anything more to the sandwiches – the cheese was a nice compliment, and they usually do not add any other condiments to sandwiches (my son has been known to scrape everything off of a cheeseburger and just eat the meat…so…you know…). They were EXTREMELY easy to make.
Just throw them in the microwave for 45 seconds, turn them over and heat them for 30 more and what do you have?
Two very quiet children who didn’t fuss or complain about missing out on food – and they were content until almost dinnertime!
These sandwiches are going to be a big go to item for us now. In less than two minutes, the kids can have a tasty and filling snack that will keep them energized (and keep them from complaining) until dinner is ready to go. Or, it would be a terrific breakfast on the go, or even as a dinner with a bunch of sides! We give it two thumbs up, and encourage you to try them out.4
Even jerk cats enjoy them. You know right there that’s your seal of approval.
Oh, and check out this pretty keen deal – buy two Tyson Chicken Sandwiches (any of the frozen sandwich boxes) and receive a $5 Walmart gift card!
I KNOW, RIGHT?!
To find a location near you, visit www.tysongoodness.com (or click the picture above).
Three easy steps to receive your Walmart Gift Card:
BUY any two (2) Tyson® Mini Chicken Sandwiches (8 count).
ATTACH your original Walmart cash register receipt, dated between 10/31/11 and 1/13/12, containing the address of the Walmart store, the purchase date, and the purchased products of either Tyson® Mini Chicken Sandwiches or Tyson® Mini Chicken Sandwiches with Cheddar Cheese all circled, THIS COMPLETED FORM, AND MAIL to:
Tyson® Chicken Walmart Gift Card Offer,35610 Mound Road, Dept. 2030, Sterling Heights, MI 48310-4725.
Envelope must be postmarked by 2/13/12; received by 2/20/12.
Product must be purchased by 1/13/12. Offer expires 1/13/12 or when supply of gift cards runs out, whichever occurs first. Supplies limited to 2,000 Walmart Gift Cards.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All thoughts in this post are my own – and my kids – and our stomachs.