The hustle and bustle is back. In some ways, it’s a welcomed return to routine. In others ways, it makes the mornings and afternoons more hectic. Everyone has to get out of bed and out of the house at an earlier time. Excitement and nervousness fills the air as the new school year begins and its full of possibilities. I can remember this time of year being met with excited expectation for me. I loved school, I also love the fall so I knew the heat of the southern summer would soon be gone. There is something about that crisp fall air and walking into school that is just comforting for me.
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In these first few mornings when our routine is new and fresh again, and everyone is stumbling around each other with sleep filled eyes and Mom and Dad are desperately searching for the coffee. I know that little bellies need to full in order to stay focused during the school day to fill up their spongey little brains with new knowledge. But I don’t always have the time to prepare them a four course breakfast. I am gonna be quite honest here, we live on snooze buttons and we all like our sleep. So its usually an, “OMG we are running late!” kind of mornings around our house.
Recently I had the opportunity to try Jimmy Dean Breakfast sandwiches. I was shopping at Walmart for our back to school items and when I went over the grocery section I spotted these breakfast options. I picked up the sausage egg and cheese on croissant box. My family immediately erupted in a, “Yes lets get those!” I read the box and realized that they were microwavable and had lots of protein and it would probably make our mornings run smoother. So I put them in the cart and went and finished the rest of our shopping picking up some State Fair corn dogs from the freezer section as well. I thought they would make a great afternoon snack for us as well. Maybe even a great after work snack?
Fast forward to the first morning of our reintroduced routine. I decided to test out the Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. I took one out of the box and opened the package, removed the sandwich and wrapped it in a paper towel. I placed it on a microwave safe plate and placed it in the microwave for 2 minutes. My microwave cooks them in two minutes but you may need to adjust up or down by 30 seconds depending on your microwave. If you want a more efficient microwave, a new model such as an Over the range microwave without cabinet can be a great replacement. Unwrapping the sandwich, I could immediately see that we had chosen a great on the way to school, or work breakfast option. One bite and I got a soft bread egg, sausage and deliciously melted cheese. No one was complaining that was for sure!
After school can often present a challenge for hungry kiddos waiting for dinner. They often have eaten around noon and are starving by the time 3’oclock rolls around. I find as a parent this is a difficult time to decide on what to give them. I mean its so close to dinner time, but its far enough way that they can’t wait or you will have ravenous, cranky little ones on your hands. So I remembered I purchased State Fair corn dogs at the store.
Reading the info box I realized that they were fully cooked and could be popped in the microwave for 50-55 seconds and only 190 calories. I also noticed that they contained 6 grams of protein and I knew they would keep the kiddo satisfied until dinner time while I prepared dinner. It was a no brainer. I placed the corn dog in the microwave and followed the directions on the box. In 50 seconds we were met with a fully cooked, prepared corn dog. It’s a great afternoon tie over until dinner. Made with real honey that gives it a touch of sweetness, that works well with the cornbread exterior and hot dog center that you would be transported to flavors of any fair around.
Give both Jimmy Dean Breakfast sandwiches a try, along with State Fair Corn Dogs for all your morning breakfast needs and afternoon snacks! Lets make this school year rock!!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. The opinions and text are all mine.