**This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own.**
Getting sick isn’t fun, but it’s a part of life! It seems like this time of year always has a few more people under the weather and needing a little TLC. I love taking dinner to friends because I feel like it alleviates a certain stress. Plus food = love.
That being said, I don’t know about you, but the cost of pretty much everything has me a little wide eyed lately.
From gas to groceries, costs are up and my salary isn’t.
If I’m cooking a few extra meals, I’m sure to be careful with my budget.
I’m always looking for ways to save a little cash and one way I’ve found to do that is to grocery shop at Walmart, due in part to their lower prices on their private brand groceries.
Shopping their private brands, like Great Value, really allow you to stretch your dollar without sacrificing quality.
Not to mention, they have some specialty products that will work for any diet/ lifestyle. I found items that were Keto, organic and more.
To sweeten your experience even more, you can use Walmart’s Online Grocery service! You can save time by having their personal shoppers do
the hard work for you and simple drive up and they’ll load your car for you.
It’s a total game changer!!!
PLUS, new customers can
use promo code
TRIPLE10 to save $10 off your first three pickup or delivery orders.
($50 min. Restrictions & fees apply.)
This week, I had a friend that was struggling with her health.
I always like to take meals to people because no matter what you’re facing, eating is necessary, and no one LOVES to cook dinner ALL the time.
One of my go-to “take to a friend” dinners is this Italian Tortellini Soup. It’s flavorful, filling, and just warms your soul!
I was able to order my items at walmart.com, and do a quick grocery pick up after taking a kid to practice.
They have everything I needed and by purchasing items from Walmart’s private labeled lines, I was able to save even more moolah!
Side note before I forget: I grabbed paper bowls. If you ever take a meal, TAKE PAPER PRODUCTS. I know it’s not the most environmentally friendly idea, but when someone is sick, they don’t want to do dishes. I feel it’s such a helpful option!
Italian Tortellini Soup
1 lb of ground Italian Sausage
2 cans of Italian diced tomatoes
2 family size boxes of chicken broth (approx.)
1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini pasta
salt and Italian seasoning
Shredded parmesan cheese
1. Brown the Italian sausage. Drain the grease and set aside.
2. Chop up 2 zucchinis and an onion.
3. Saute zucchinis and onion, and 2 TB diced garlic in olive oil until softened. I usually do this in a dutch oven pot.
3. Add 1-2 cans of Italian diced tomatoes (I like 2 cans.).
4. Add chicken broth. I usually just eyeball this, but when I’m making a big batch, I usually use 2 family size boxes of chicken broth.
5. Add Italian Sausage.
6. Add salt and Italian seasoning to taste.
7. Let simmer for about 15 minutes so flavors can mix.
8. Add a bag of frozen tortellini and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
9. Top with a pinch of parmesan cheese and serve!
It really is a DIVINE soup that my whole family will eat! It’s just yummy!
We served it with these “new to us” garlic knots that were like something they’d serve at a restaurant!
Such buttery garlicky goodness!
I also am ALWAYS very sure to add some sweet treats.
That is, assuming I can hide them long enough for my 3 year old not to snag first!
And of course you’ll need some energy while you’re cooking!!
These new dark chocolate sea salt caramels are INCREDIBLE!!!! Like, melt in your mouth, chewy, guilty deliciousness.
So go ahead and add those right to your Walmart pick up order!
Walmart is definitely the place you want to go to stretch your hard-earned dollar.
Dare to compare their brands to everything else there. You will find amazing quality at a lesser price!
Go ahead and start your order to make this soup TONIGHT HERE!