It’s been a great two weeks with the Kraft and Sam’s Club Two Week Meal Planner! I’d like to thank Kraft and Sam’s Club for giving me this opportunity. I was glad to not have to do much thought on meal planning for a couple of weeks, and my family had a good time trying out the recipes and rating them.
There’s a giveaway at the end of this post, so stay with me here while I talk about the other recipes we tried.
The next recipes we tried were generally a much bigger hit with the family.
Weeknight Taco Salad
This was the biggest hit with the family by far, and this will definitely be added to our family recipe box. Everyone enjoyed being able to fill their own shell with the things they liked, and we had fun making the shells. I had no idea you could make one as easily as you can! Be sure to check the recipe, it was easy peasy.
BBQ Toasted Patty Melts
These were also well received by the family. My family loves a tasty burger, and these patty melts hit the spot. I must admit, as non-proficient cook as I am, I burned the crap out of the onions and we had to leave them off. Watch your onions carefully, kids!
Cheesy Salsa Mini Meatloaves
This had split reviews. I don’t really care for meatloaf. This was no different. My 8 year old liked it, my 5 year old really liked it, Mr. Ivy liked it, and my teenager, like me, didn’t care for it. It was really easy to make, so that did gain some points with me.
Creamy Home-Style Tuna Melts
Everyone liked these pretty well. I really thought they were very tasty, as did my teenager and my 8 year old. Mr. Ivy wasn’t home, and my 5 year old thought they were “just okay.” They were really quick to make, and my teenager helped me with the chopping, so it helped me to work on his cooking skills as well.
Italian-Style Chicken Roll-Ups
Here was one that nobody really liked. Theoretically, the cream cheese filling should have been good, but along with the spaghetti sauce, and the chicken, which turned out dry, it was just not good. It was edible, but it’s not anything we’ll be making again.
Di Giorno Pizza With BLT Topping
We made two pizzas, one for the kids as cheese only, and one for us with the BLT topping. Unsurprisingly, the kids loved the pizza, haha. We thought the BLT topping was okay, but we thought it was a bit more work than really necessary for something that’s supposed to be really easy like pizza night. That’s right, we’re supremely lazy, haha.
Quick Pasta Carbonara
We all thought this was pretty good. It really is quick, and I think for nights where you just need to make something quickly before heading out, it’s perfect for that. How can you lose, with bacon, really?
Easy Cheesy Barbecued Sloppy Joes
Yum. Sloppy Joes. How can you beat them? They’re easy to make and messy to clean up. We all loved the sloppy Joes, especially my (very messy) five year old.
Crispy Santa Fe Chicken
This is what we meant to make last night, but ended up having dinner with my mom at her house instead. I’ll come back and update this one, because I’m interested to see what it will be like.
Now, for the giveaway.
We are giving away to one lucky winner, a $40 Sam’s Club gift card and a $40 Sam’s Club Membership, which can be used to renew your previous membership. There are 4 ways to win, so each person has up to four chances! Here are the ways you can enter to win:
1. Leave a comment on this post, telling us which recipe sounds the best to you. Go here to download a Two Week Menu Planner to see all the ingredients and how they come together to give your best opinion.
2. If you have Twitter, send a tweet linking about this post and telling your followers about this giveaway. Come back here and leave us the direct link to your tweet in the comments.
3. If you belong to a message board, leave a post on your message board telling about this contest, linking to this post. Come back here and direct link to your post in the comments.
4. If you have a blog, blog about this contest, linking to this post. Come back here and direct link to your post in the comments.
That’s four easy ways to enter to win! Hurry, because you only have from now until midnight on July 15, 2009. (Central Time.) A winner will be announced the next morning on July 16th.
Good luck, and thanks for entering!
I was one of five bloggers selected by Kraft Foods to work on the Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club Two Week Dinner Planner program. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program which includes my trip to Sam’s Club, my interactions/experience with the two week dinner planner and my posts about my experience. I have also been compensated for the food purchased for the two week dinner planner. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.