It’s time to talk about Walmart’s Meal Solutions again! This is the segment where I tell you what meal Walmart is highlighting for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Look for the “Tonight’s Menu” signage at your local Walmart so you can just grab & go with the things you need to make this meal:
Thanksgiving Sides Meal Solution
Bruce Cut Yams, 40 oz $1.98
Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows, 10.5oz $.84
Great Value Light Brown Sugar, 2lbs $1.58
Del Monte Cut Green Bean 14.5oz $.67
French Fried Onions, 6oz
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, 10.34oz
Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, 16oz $.88
While of course Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey, we all know that in reality-it’s all about the side dishes. I mean honestly-how different does turkey taste from chicken? But really homemade mashed potatoes, creamy green bean casserole, cranberry sauce (jellied or homemade relish), moist fresh stuffing and sweet potato casserole. . . well, those are more than just your run of the mill “veggie and starch” options. We really tend to pull out all the stops and make Thanksgiving a true feast!
Every family (and dare I say every family member) has their own ideas about what MUST be on the dinner table come Thanksgiving afternoon. A few weeks ago I told you all that my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes were my grandmother’s sausage stuffing and the tiny creamed onions that my mom used to make. Princess told me that she loves the turkey skin (of course!) and the butternut squash made with plenty of butter and a good sized drizzle of maple syrup. Buddy waxed ecstatic about the mashed potatoes (I rarely make them from scratch). Yankee Bill grew up with the tradition of having scalloped oysters on the dinner table and a shrimp cocktail to tide everyone over while the turkey finished cooking.
But what if you had to pick one thing to get rid of?
What one item would you not shed a tear for if it disappeared from the lineup?
For me it’s the mincemeat pie.
Blech. Sorry you mincemeat lovers out there-I just don’t understand why folks like that stuff. I can eat it, if there is nothing else around, but there are so many pie flavors that taste so much better!
If I had to pick something from the dinner table itself I think I’d pick rolls.
Don’t get me wrong, I love rolls. Usually I am all about the bread! But I can eat bread anytime. There are so many other dishes on the table that are special, once a year type things. . .so I’d swap out the bread in order to keep the stuffing, or mashed potatoes anytime!
What items do you love most for Thanksgiving? What could you do without?
Disclosure: This post is part of a series of Meal Solutions with Walmart that some of my fellow Walmart Moms (Heather of Domestic Diva, Denise of Wholesome Mommy, and Lori at My Wooden Spoon) and I are participating in. Walmart has provided me with compensation for these posts. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.
Read about my participation in this program at: What Are Walmart Meal Solutions?