We all know how much I love a good “cheat night” meal! For those of you who aren’t regulars around here let me explain! I usually love to cook big family dinners from semi-scratch. As a busy mom to two with 4 jobs, however, doing it every night is just not realistic! Rather than hitting up the drive through, however, most of the time I resort to my favorite meals that I can throw together so quickly and easily it doesn’t even feel like cooking! Here’s a list of my 10 favorites!
This week I wanted to bring you yet another great recipe from my hubby! Even better, this time it has a double score of being a hubby recipe that’s also one of my (in)famous cheat night meal solutions which means that this Pesto Tortellini is ready in under 20 minutes! The awesomeness continues as it requires just four–yes you read that right–four ingredients (errr packages) including the all new Tyson Bacon Pieces that I recently found while shopping at Walmart!
If you’ve been around these parts for long at all you’ll know that while I love providing my family home cooked meals I also love me some “cheat night” dinners! Monday’s are usually leftover night here because Bob has school on Monday evenings and it’s so nice to have one night to not worry about cooking something! However since me and the kiddos also eat leftovers for lunch pretty much every day they have a tendency to feel a little “blah” after a bit!
So when I was offered the chance to “give my taste buds a kick with bold flavors” I decided it would be a fun break from leftover night!! Happily Campbell’s Go Soup was just as easy to prepare as leftovers would have been–maybe a little easier! Just tear, heat up, and pour! (my kind of meal prep!!!)
Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms
There are six of different flavors to choose from: Golden Lentil with Madras Curry, Moroccan Style Chicken with Chickpeas, Creamy Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda, Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms, Chicken & Quinoa with Poblano Chilies, & Spicy Chorizo & Pulled Chicken with Black Beans
Golden Lentil with Madras Curry
So what did we think of the soup? This past Monday I tried out the Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms while the kids split the Golden Lentil with Madras Curry. The soup packs are the perfect size as they just fill a nice portioned bowl–perfect for one adult or two hungry kiddos! It makes a great “cheat night” meal or would be perfect for lunch on the go!
I enjoyed the Coconut Curry with Chicken & Shiitake Mushrooms! It had a fun, flavorful, and “not boring” taste for soup out of a pouch! I especially loved the mushrooms-yum!! The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the chicken in the soup–for some reason chicken in canned or pouched soup just never tastes quite “right” to me-and this soup was no different. On the menu for next Monday night is the Red Pepper with Smoked Gouda which I have a feeling I’ll love even more! How did the soup go over with the kiddos? Well, let’s just say that the soup is advertised and targeted to those with bold and adventurous taste buds–all of which a picky toddler and two year old do not have–haha! I still enjoy having them try out new and different tastes though-in the hopes that exposure will lead to liking someday! 😉
Don’t forget to try out the “Random Text From Last Night” Mad Libs: Complete it to receive a $1 coupon for the product (try it out, it’s pretty funny!)
Have you tried the new Campbell’s Go Soup yet, if so let me know what your thoughts were in a comment! If not then tell me what your favorite “cheat night” meal is!