Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pre-Thanksgiving Quick Dinner #TysonGoodness #CBias

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Today is the day before Thanksgiving. Holiday madness officially ensues in the morning. This evening I needed to have a nice quick dinner before the festivities begin. 

I had read about a new product that I thought would be yummy and quick, Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches. What really made me want to try these little yummies was the deal I ran across for them. When you buy 2 Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches at certain Walmart's you will receive a $5 Walmart Gift Card. Yes please and thank you! 

I looked up which Walmart closest to me was carrying them. Here is the link if you want to find them for yourself. I recommend calling your store before you make the drive and get your hopes up like I did. When I got to Walmart they did not have the mini chicken sandwiches even though the Tyson store locator said they did. I had Hubs call the other Walmart that said they carried the mini chicken sandwiches only to find they also didn't have them. 

While I was at Walmart trying to find my sweet deal via phone I had taken Little Bit over to the craft department to get some supplies to make a neat Thanksgiving headdress. Then it hit. The tantrum of the century. I collected my child bought the few craft materials I had in my hand and left. Without dinner. Le sigh. 

Little Bit went down for a nap as soon as we got home. Hubs works from home so he was able to be there while Little Bit slept and I headed back out to get dinner and some pain meds for Little Bit. Little Bit has been sick and I am sure that is what brought on the epic fit. 

I braved the day before Thanksgiving madness one more time. By the time I got to Walmart my nerves were shot. I stopped and got my hair cut to collect myself. It's amazing how a haircut can improve your mood. I sprang into action. I tried a different Walmart that wasn't on the Tyson list hoping they were tucked away in the freezer section somewhere. Alas, it was not meant to be. 

I got some chicken paddies and biscuits.If you care to see my whole shopping trip you can check it out here. After all this I was going to eat some chicken biscuits! I brought them home and cooked them up. The Tyson Chicken Paddies were super simple to cook. I just threw them in the oven for 20 minutes. After I baked the biscuits and paddies I used a cookie cutter to make mini pieces of chicken. They fit perfectly on the biscuits! 

We all liked them. Even Little Bit liked the little sandwiches and he doesn't like hardly anything. It was pretty fun to make them. The novelty of it was neat for Hubs and I. The small size made them more inviting for Little Bit. I also liked how I could easily pair healthy options with them. Hubs happily ate grapes and raw carrots as his side dishes and I enjoyed a massive amount of squishy broccoli. Little Bit even willingly tried a carrot. Amazing, I know. 

Dinner was so effortless that I had enough energy left to put together the last touches of the applesauce cake I made for tomorrows meal. Alas, I may have sampled some of it so it isn't nearly as pretty as it was. Dern, I should've made something harder for dinner that way I wouldn't have taken the applesauce cake out of the bunt pan. Cursed easy dinner! 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Have a blessed holiday. 

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All opinions are my very own!


  1. Good job improvising! I understand you with the tantrums!!! We are in that stage!

  2. Good job improvising! I understand you with the tantrums!!! We are in that stage!

  3. Awesome, love the Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches! I just bought some last night that had a $1.00 off coupon right on the box, whoo hoo!

  4. I am going to have to look and see if our Walmart carries the Tyson Chicken sandwiches.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. that same thing happened to me, too :(

  6. Hopefully Lil Bit felt better Thanksgiving Day! And nice haircut:).

  7. What an easy dinner! Even my picky eater loves these sandwiches!