Homeschooling is taking a lot of brain power. Especially brain power that is used to think about things like lunch, and dinner, and OH bath time (kidding, sorta) so I was happy when Platefull CoOp sent me Progresso Chili to try. They sat on my counter for a bit of time while I waited out the long and HOT days that only Chicago can give. Even microwaving makes my skin burn during our summers. It’s horrendous.
When the houseful of littles informed me that they were tired of PB&J I asked if they would be open to chili for lunch? They asked to see the chili that I was speaking of. We’re kind of chili purists around here. We make it from scratch, most like all of our big stews, but lately I haven’t wanted to make anything from scratch since I bake my life away most days. The consensus was the Southwest Style White Chicken Chili, and the reviews were great. I even thought that maybe I would get a major side-eye for adding sour cream and tomatoes to the chili, but I got nada. Nothing but quiet for 7 minutes and 23 seconds before they asked for a second helping. The prep was easy enough, as it’s ready in under six minutes on either the stove top OR the microwave. The pouch has a clear bottom so you can see exactly what the chili looks like as well. The White Chili was made up of all white meat chicken, white beans, green sweet peppers, tomatillos and onions. I’m sure that I could have cooked up some bacon slices, and sprinkled crumbles right on top of this as well. I’d definitely win major points with the kiddies. And we all know that’s what parenting is all about. Winning cool points. This far in the year, I’m lacking, so I’d like to catch up any way that I know how.
Now, you know what this means, right? I’ll have to buy a couple of these Progresso Chili pouches to get us through those days where I completely blank on lunch or even dinner ideas (the serving sizes are a bit smaller than what our houseful could eat) and then I can add in fresh ingredients to round it out. The other flavor that the Progresso Chili comes in is Pork & Beef, which we haven’t tried yet. I do know that day when all of the children are out of the house, I’m breaking one of these open and Mr. Houseful and I are going to enjoy them in our oversized soup mugs, because that’s how 34 year olds roll.
Progresso Chili can be found in the soup aisle of your grocery store. Check it out!
Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.