Back to school time! Quick poll: How many of your kiddos start school this month vs. next month? My girls started yesterday! It seems like they’re starting earlier and earlier every year!
Anyway, so I received my Hormel cooler a few days ago. Every month, they deliver me a cooler of goodies to cook with, eat, share, and write about to spread product awareness. I still feel so grateful and fortunate to be a blogging ambassador for them and the girls and I look forward to seeing what arrives every month! Now that it’s school lunch packing season, I’m interested to see if I can incorporate anything from my monthly shipments into after school snacks or easy meal ideas.
Oooh, Yum! I see some new goodies I haven’t received before!
Here’s the run-down of all the recipes I’ve cooked so far since I’ve been a blogging ambassador with Hormel:
- BLT Pizza with a Guacamole Twist
- Sweet ‘N Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Snacks
- Southwestern Pork Tostadas
- Ham & Hashed Brown Quiche
- Make Ahead Breakfast Burrito
- Spicy Sweet & Sour Pork
- Veggie Guacamole Wraps
- Chili Potato Skins
- Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa
- Barbeque Pork and Spinach Pizza
- Thai Cabbage Roll-Ups
- SPAM and Gnocchi Soup
- Seven Layer Salad
- Thyme Apple Pork Tenderloin
- Spicy Guacamole Mac & Cheese
- Bacon Fried Rice
- Big Game Day Snack Idea
- Peppy Pasta Salad
- Peanut Butter Noodles
- Roasted Beet Salad with Bacon
- Crock Pot Pork with Pineapple Salsa
August Cooler Contents:
Lloyds Babyback Pork Ribs– Oh man! I’ve never gotten these in one of my coolers before! JACKPOT! These are flame-seared, and you can heat them up on the grill OR the oven. I’m pretty stoked! Ribs are something I never, ever buy. I just got back from the store with some corn on the cob, brats, and a few other things. I’m basing a whole BBQ meal around these
Teriyaki SPAM– It’s been awhile since I’ve had SPAM in my cooler, but I have to say, since I’ve started blogging for Hormel over a year ago, I’ve found out who’s a SPAM lover out of my friends! Because SPAM lovers are devoted, vocal and get excited when the topic of SPAM arises on social media. I appreciate all the enthusiasm (and recipe ideas! Please keep them coming!)
Hormel Real Bacon Sprinkles– These are new: Bacon sprinkles! More and more, I see the imitation bacon bits disappearing from the shelves. People want the real thing when it comes to bacon toppings. I’m looking forward to trying these because they’re finally grated, so they’ll make a great topping for so many dishes. In soups, too! I’m trying to decide what to make with these!
Hormel Taco Meats Chicken– How nice to already have the seasoning mixed in with shredded chicken. This is definitely going to make an easy school night meal. I can dice up some green onions, bell peppers, layer onto a tortilla and top with cheese.
So these were the contents of my August Cooler! Except for one more thing!
Also included were these 3 coupons for FREE products which I’d like to give to one Leapfrog and Lipgloss reader:
~ 1 Free Hormel Rev Wrap
~ 1 Free jar of Skippy Peanut Butter or Spread (any variety)
These are treats that could come in handy for after-school snacks or lunch ideas!
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