This post is brought to you courtesy of Hillshire Farm® but all the opinions and content are mine.
The one thing I find the hardest to do as a wife and mother is COOKING. Both my husband and I work full-time so cooking a meal when I get home from work is the last thing I want to do but guess what…my family needs to eat! It also doesn't help that I'm a horrible cook. Okay, maybe not that horrible but you can tell what kind of day I had with what I make. The other day I was not into creating a lot of dishes or cooking for an hour so before I came home I went to TARGET to see what caught my eye for dinner.
I was looking in the FRIDGE AREA by the hotdogs and found exactly what I needed: Hillshire Farm® Beef Polska Kielbasa Sausage
I'm going to make a SKILLET MEAL, perfect to make for the family tonight. Then I picked up a rice mix and mixed veggies. When I shop at Target, I always check my CARTWHEEL app so I can save money. This time, Hillshire Farm® came up with 20% off- oh my night is getting better by the minute. I added it to my Cartwheel and then when I'm at checkout all I do is hand the clerk my phone with my special barcode and BAM I saved 20% off the sausage. I had a couple of other items too I got a deal on. I saved over $10 by using Cartwheel. My family laughs at me when I get all excited about saving money when I shop at Target, but they don't mind when we are heading out, and they get a Slurpee or a hot drink. I justify doing little extras like that by saving in other ways. I can get two lattes for the money I just saved. I know my thinking is weird, but that is how I roll!
Okay, back to DINNER! Ready to start cooking this one skillet meal!
First I start out with cooking the rice with butter.
Time to cut up the sausage.
Add 5 cups of water, seasoning, mixed veggies (frozen bag or can do fresh but not tonight)
Add the Hillshire Farm® Beef Polska Kielbasa Sausage (or whatever flavor you got- just make sure its Hillshire Farm®).
Let it come to a boil then cover for 20-25 minutes-until rice is tender. ALL DONE!
How easy was that? My daughter couldn't wait to eat- rice, veggies, and sausage are her favorite foods, so this skillet meal was an HIT! I thought I was going to have a lot of leftovers, but no my family gobbled that down with one bowl left for my husband to take to work. I was so happy that it came out delicious and my family ate it. Spending time at the dinner table with my family is crucial. We get that time to update each other, and when I can whip something up easy and fast, that means more Family Time for me. Plus dishes was nothing but the pan and plates! My type of meal for sure, easy to make and easier to clean up. On nights that is hard to get that energy to make dinner remember Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage at Target and make your own Skillet Meal.
I would love to know your ideas or what you have made! Also, don't forget to use Cartwheel at Target they have some awesome deals, download the app, and it's on- start saving money and use it for other things.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hillshire Farm®. The opinions and text are all mine.