This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.
It’s almost back to school time. I cannot believe that the summer has come and almost gone. I love being home with my little girl, I love the fact that we have had a laid back summer. But I also know that we are both craving and missing the routine. It’s easy to fall into more of a disarray when there isn’t the demand of the routine. But I wouldn’t trade this time with her for anything.
It’s always a groggy mad dash in the mornings when those early morning alarms start to go back off. I remember the first morning of summer break, I turned my alarm off the night before and lovingly told my husband that if he snoozed more than twice I would kindly have his head. 😉 He laughed, and said ok. It was glorious to sleep in slightly. Though I must admit I still wake up at 645 everyday no matter how much sleep I have gotten.
While we are readjusting to the regiment of our routine often dinner can take a back seat. With all the forms, paperwork, beginning of school fundraisers, (I mean do these ever stop throughout the year?) who has time to come up with a wallet friendly, meal to cook? Speaking of wallet, uhm school fees, clothes, shoes, supplies, my poor pocket book takes a beating when school begins. So what’s the solution for a good weeknight meal that is kid friendly and won’t break the bank? Dollar General and Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders.
Dollar General is known for their low prices on everyday items. Did you know that their stores now offer grocery items as well? You can find many of the items to make a great and quick school night meal right at your local Dollar General. I was impressed with the wide range of every day food items available. Along with Tyson Chicken they also have many other familiar brands such as Jimmy Dean products. I picked up Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders, cream, steamable veggies, bow tie pasta and Parmesan cheese and I knew I had a winner on my hands. I was surprised to find all the ingredients I needed and at great prices.
I came home and popped the chicken strips in the oven and put the water on to boil for the pasta. I just undercook the pasta so when the sauce is done and everything has been added the pasta is perfectly cooked. I sautéed a little garlic is some butter just until it was brown. I then added the vegetable and seasoned it with salt, pepper, and a little dried thyme and oregano. I pour the cream, and stirred in the pasta and finally adding the cheese.
To see this bubble and cook up had us all salivating. Topped off with the Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders and this was a quick and easy on the wallet weeknight dinner. Head to Dollar General and save on your back to school menu. Like this post and share it on Facebook for a chance to win a $50 Dollar General gift card!
Crispy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta
Tyson Crispy Chicken Tenders
1 cup of grated Parmesan
1 box of Bow Tie Pasta
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of milk
1 bag of steamable California medley veggies
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
2 Tbs of butter
1 head of garlic diced
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook chicken strips according to package directions, also cook pasta according to box directions in salted water. In a large sauce pan add butter and garlic to the pan. Allow garlic to brown slightly, then add veggies, parmesan, whipping cream and milk. Add in spices and allow to come to a slow, gentle boil. Cook until almost thick and then add pasta. Salt and Pepper to taste.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson & Jimmy Dean. The opinions and text are all mine.