Disclosure: This in a sponsored post facilitated by The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions expressed are my own.
We made it through the first week of Kindergarten and to my surprise it was rather painless. Sure, I shed a few tears and held my daughter’s hand every single day that I was able to escort her to class. My mommy emotions were in full force but now that we are on week two things have settled down here. It feels really good to be back on schedule, have a good night’s sleep at a normal hour, and a little free time to myself before Toodie arrives home each day. Even though things are slowly getting back on track dinner can be hectic on school nights. Toodie gets home mid-day and by the time we walk through the door she is already asking what is for dinner. Rather than have her overload on snacks I turn to the quick and easy Effortless Meals with Coca-Cola at Walmart. This way I get to take a break from our usual dinner routine and spend more time with my family.
Coca-Cola and Walmart have partnered to make meal time a little less stressful and a bit more enjoyable for families during back to school season. Within the deli department of your nearest Walmart you can find a variety of options – take ‘n bake pizza, flavorful sandwiches and ready-to-serve rotisserie chicken. These convenient meals can be combined with Coca-Cola products for lunch and dinner. Effortless Meals help moms spend less time working in the kitchen and more time connecting with their kids, while still providing a delicious meal for the whole family.
By purchasing a Coca-Cola Effortless Meal combo you can also earn My Coke Reward bonus points. These points can be redeemed for things like product coupons and gift cards.
By the middle of last week I was ready for a break and the last thing I wanted to do was cook. Before Toodie got out of school I headed to Walmart to get a take-and-bake pepperoni pizza, liter of Coke Zero, and cheesy bread sticks which are a favorite here. Not including the bread sticks, the pizza meal was under $10 which I thought was very affordable for a family dinner. It’s also much cheaper than ordering pizza from a restaurant or eating out. The clean up isn’t that bad either! This dinner was truly “effortless.”
The pizza was delicious and dinner took less time to prepare than usual which made the hungry onlookers very happy. This may be the first time that Effortless Meals made an appearance in our kitchen but it won’t be the last. I have a feeling they will be coming in handy once school activities begin in a few months. Not only are they great for busy week nights but they are also helpful in preparing for lunches, sleepovers, play dates, and even a girl’s night in. Not to mention Football season is almost here and these are perfect for feeding the masses!
How do you keep meal time “effortless” during busy school nights?