A QUICK AND EASY MEAL THAT SAVED ME TIME AND MONEY
There are times when I want a great-tasting meal, but I don’t have all the ingredients I need or a lot of time. Here is how I created a quick and easy meal when I was visiting my parents and still had time to visit and be present in the moment.
I wanted to fix spaghetti and meatballs for dinner since it is something the entire family enjoys. Walmart made it easy for me to shop for the items I needed. I went online and chose my store and “today” as the speed for pickup or delivery. I ordered the items I needed to create my meal and then continued to enjoy time with my family until the items arrived.
Here is how I created our meal in about 30 minutes, all while standing around the island in the kitchen, talking and laughing with the family. First, I chopped the peppers and mushrooms.
I sauteed them in the pot with a tiny bit of olive oil until they were tender.
Once the veggies were soft, I added two jars of spaghetti sauce. I like mixing two different flavors of the sauce to get the taste I enjoy. I used Great Value Tomato Basil Garlic and Great Value Marinara pasta sauces.
Open the jars and dump them into the pot. How easy is that?
I usually make a meat sauce using ground beef, but this time I decided to use Italian Style Meatballs from Great Value.
I opened the bag and added the frozen meatballs to the sauce.
I stirred the sauce and then set it aside to simmer and let the meatballs heat.
While the sauce simmered, I added the spaghetti noodles to boiling water. I usually let my spaghetti boil for 10 minutes because I like my spaghetti to be al dente. However, my dad likes his spaghetti to be softer, so when my ten-minute timer chimed, I turned off the heat and let the spaghetti sit in the hot water to continue to cook.
These Marketside Garlic Savory Knots are so easy to fix, and they taste great. They cook in the bag, so all you have to do is put them in an oven that is heated to 350 degrees.
While the bread was baking, I opened a Caesar Salad kit from Marketside. I love these easy-to-make salad kits since everything is included in the pack.
Each item is individually packed, and that keeps the croutons from becoming soggy.
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and toss them together. I wait until everyone is ready for their salad before I add the croutons.
I wish you could smell how good these Garlic Knots smell!!!
I couldn’t forget the dessert! Cannolis were the perfect dessert to add to my Italian meal. My dad had never eaten a cannoli before, and he loved them.
This entire meal was so easy to prepare, and I didn’t have to spend hours at the grocery store or in the kitchen. I have used Walmart+ since April, and I’ve placed countless delivery orders and saved a lot of money on food, supplies, and gas. I like to save money where I can to have extra cash for special items or trips. According to my account, I’ve saved $264 and 30 hours, and I’ve only been using this for a few months. This must-have membership allows me to save time, money, and so much more.
I usually order online and have my items delivered to my home, but on rare occasions, I will shop in-store. Walmart+ allows me to use the scan-and-go features, which means no standing in a checkout line!!! I open my Walmart App, choose Services at the bottom, and then Scan & Go. As I find an item I want, I scan the barcode and place it in my cart. Once I’m finished shopping, I can click the pay button, and I’m out the door in a flash.
Every little bit adds up, especially when you fill up. Our Walmart and Sam’s Club have the best gas prices, and it is incredible how fast the savings add up.
- Save up to 10¢ per gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart, & Murphy stations
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Walmart makes it very convenient for its customers to shop, especially since most people have a store within 10 miles of their homes. Walmart has an extraordinary policy of free 2-day shipping and returns for purchases over $35! You can also sign up for Walmart Plus, where you get Free Shipping with no order minimums and Free Delivery (where available) with orders over $35. I take advantage of home delivery several times a week and love that small convenience.
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I love my Walmart+ membership and all the benefits I enjoy. If you are a Walmart+ member, you can share a referral code with your friends, and you BOTH will get $20 off a future order. Here is MY code if you are not yet a member and would like to enroll now!
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