Crocktober: All-in-One Crock-Pot Meal

Who doesn't love their Crock-Pot slow cooker right?  If you haven't figured out how to use that appliance to make your life easier, then you need to learn!   I asked around for some recipes and while there were a ton of recommendations, there was one that stood out from our very own Superintendent's wife, Cyree!  (Thank you Cyree for sharing!)  I ... Continue Reading


Grands Barbecue Cups

When you need something quick with few ingredients, these Grands Barbecue Cups are perfect.  I've made them many times and in several variations.  I love stuff like this 'cause it just spark up a new idea that suits your tastebuds. I found this recipe on Walmart's Meal Solutions app on facebook.  There are tons of recipe ideas and all of ... Continue Reading


Tara’s Game Day Challenge

Finding ways to cut costs is essential in today's economy.  Walmart has launched a new app on their facebook page called Nice Save.  You'll be faced with a new challenge every few weeks and everyone will submit their solutions. It's all in Walmart's effort to offer low prices and low cost solutions.  It's a great way to share ideas and you'll ... Continue Reading

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Meal Solutions: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Another round of Meal Solutions! This week's ingredient list was very budget friendly and tasted delicious!  I have to admit, I have rarely used Fettuccine so I was excited to for this week.  If you are needing a fast meal, holy cow is this fast y'all!!!  All it takes is boiling the pasta and the meal is pretty much done.  I used everything below ... Continue Reading

minestrone soup

Meal Solutions: Minestrone Soup

Meal Solutions time!  These week, we had Minestrone soup and it was delicious!  This is very easy to prepare and takes under 30 minutes!  There are still some cool days left before the hot summer gets here so get you some warm soup while you can! This weeks Meal Solution food items from Walmart are: GV Chicken Broth 14.5oz GV Diced Tomatoes ... Continue Reading

chicken and rice

Meal Solutions: Chicken and Rice, with Tortillas

The Meal Solution is very budget friendly this week!  With grocery prices on the rise, we are definitely cutting back on elaborate meals.  Please share your ideas as well. I know that we all could use them! INGREDIENTS are: GV Instant Brown Rice 14oz GV Chicken Broth 14.5oz GV Diced Tomatoes 14.5oz GV Whole Kernel Corn 15.25oz GV Sliced ... Continue Reading


Meal Solutions: Mac and Cheesey Chicken

This week's Walmart Meal Solution is actually something that we used to make all the time back in our broke days.   It's a pretty basic meal but I'll share with you ways to spice it up. The ingredients are: Kraft Mac & Cheese, 7.25 oz Great Value Chicken Breast, 12.5 oz 5th Season Chili Powder Great Value Chunky Medium Salsa Betty ... Continue Reading

macaroni grill creamy basil parmesan

Meal Solutions: Macaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Oh man, this week's meal solution was delicious!  The pasta, creamy basil sauce, and chicken!  It was a very fast & easy recipe to make too.  Definitely great for working moms to make when they get home. This week's meal solution ingredients were: Macaroni Grill, Creamy Basil Reese's Artichoke hearts Great Value Diced Tomatoes Sara Lee ... Continue Reading

Santa Fe Soup

Meal Solutions: Easy Santa Fe Soup

Oh man you guys, this Santa Fe Soup is the easiest thing to make EVER!   Such simple ingredients that are yummy to the tummy.   I'd love to hear what you guys would do with the following ingredients from this week's meal solution: Great Value Chicken Breast 12.5oz $1.96 Great Value Chunky Mild Salsa 24oz $1.99 Great Value Aseptic Chicken Broth ... Continue Reading

green bean casserole

Meal Solutions – Christmas Sides, What Will You Be Making?

Christmas is almost here and that means gifts, family, and food!  Oh man, the food.  I don't know about you but I always overeat during this time so I'll be glad when it's over and I can start the New Year off fresh!  Until then, here are a couple of sides that I'll be making just in case you need a few meal solutions. With the 4-pack of Green ... Continue Reading