Saturday, March 21

HoneyBaked Ham Campaign

This shop has been compensated by HoneyBaked Ham, Inc. and its advertiser. However, all opinions are mine alone. #HoneyBakedEaster

Many traditional Easter dishes are usually served at our tables, because of family favorite recipes, and/or because certain items were mainly available during the Spring season. Modern transportation has changed what is available to us, the convenience in getting those products, which can add more variety to our menu, and allows us to plan Easter Dinner in a more cohesive manner.

In order to decide "what should I make for Easter dinner", you will need to know how many people you are feeding.  For example, in order to feed an average sized family, you should pick a main dish, a few side dishes, bread, and a dessert. If you are serving more than a few people, consider asking guests to contribute dishes. 

So, with the family gathering together, you probably want a great meal that will look equally fabulous on your "good dishes" or kid-friendly paper plates. Easter is a wonderful time to prepare foods you might not cook all the time, but not for those dishes you don't normally make or haven't made before. It's probably best if you delay any experimental cooking for nights when ordering pizza, or Chinese take-out would be an option for mistakes.

Now, this year, instead of making Easter Dinner ahead of time, while stressing over every last detail, or what I might have forgotten to pick up from the store, I received an offer to try HoneyBaked Ham.  I was given $75 to purchase Ham, a Turkey Breast, and sides and/or a desert.  Of Course, I jumped at the chance to review these products, not only for myself, but for others who would appreciate a great value. 

After stopping by a HoneyBaked Ham location nearest to my home, I suddenly realized that this opportunity, and welcomed alternative, would give me more time to spend with my family, and less time spent in the kitchen. Wow!  How could I say no?  Especially, with all that HoneyBaked Ham products, such as fully cooked and delicious hams, turkey, heat Heat and Serve side dishes, and even desert!

While serving this to my family, I thoroughly enjoyed, not only the convenience, but the simplicity of giving my family a delicious home cooked meal.  The wonderful thing is, I didn't have to do all of the work!  HoneyBaked Ham took out most of the guess work of what was for dinner, and offered me a budget saving, less time consuming alternative to having to make everything from scratch myself, while usually having to shop at several places, in order to gather the ingredients, instead HoneyBaked Ham provided me with a "one-stop" shopping experience.  "Vive La DiffĂ©rence!"

What I purchased:
    • Quarter/Mini Ham,
    • Turkey Breast, and
    • 2 Side Dishes (Note that these may vary by location).  I chose creamy Yukon Mashed Potatoes and scrumptious Macaroni & Cheese.

To sweeten the deal, HoneyBaked Ham is currently offering a great coupon.  It is    
                       available to print for your Easter Ham purchase:

Offer valid 3.14.15 – 4.4.15. Must present coupon at time of purchase to receive offer. May not be combined with any other offer. One coupon per person at participating retail store locations. While supplies last. 

With the purchase of at least $50, you will receive $5 off.  That's a great deal for such yummy products!  So, stop off at your nearest HoneyBaked Ham location, and let their friendly staff help you decide on a menu for your family or get together this Easter season.  With so many choices, you'll be tempted to try it all! 

Please comment below on what you buy and share any particular items that you were amazed by.  Although, you may be caught between favorites. It's all so tasty!

Happy Easter
From The Pampered Prepper !

So, what should I do with the leftovers?  Well, sandwiches are always a tasty choice!  Also, making a craft involving the kiddos and/or guests to take them home with them.

Example:  You can pick up containers used for left-overs, just like the ones used in restaurants.  They are easily accessible at your neighborhood dollar store.  Decorate them with stickers, as well as crayons or markers, in order to add your own style.

My daughter Livier.  She was so proud of her design.

  Trick: Use a wine glass or other clear glass to make serving a cupcake a bit more interesting!  Simply turn it upside down.  It really puts the sparkle on the desert!  Get your kids involved.  They really like to help.

Tip: Add a savory side to your meal, like your favorite biscuits.
In the event that there are any biscuits left over, they will make great ham and/or turkey sandwiches!

 Tip: Put all those traditional died Easter eggs to good   use by turning them into deviled eggs.  A delicious and colorful alternative to just throwing them away.

Tricks: Left over plastic Easter Egg uses:

Use  for a light source to play outside, or string them up for a different and festive look.
Kiddos will love this twist on a traditional egg hunt as well!

Snack Containers:  Give plastic Easter eggs a 
year-round use (and save on resealable bags) by filling them with snacks like crackers, chips, dried fruit, or Cheerios. These are great for picnics, hiking trips, or kids lunches, in order to satisfy hunger, or indulge a snack attack.


  Additional Tips & Tricks for Easter plastic eggs:

  • Hair-tie holder
  • Manicure set
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and/or Soaps
  • Paper Clip or Battery holder (So they don't get lost in your desk)
  • Eyeglass repair kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Make-up
  • Cotton balls or Q-tips
  • Toy Incentive for behavior 

   Other uses are up to your own imagination!

  I am going to use these plastic Easter eggs to fill my children's lunches, Easter Basket (sort of like the traditional Christmas stocking-stuffers), and as toiletry items for travel (suitcases/backpacks/handbags). In addition, my family plans on taking items similar to the ones above to an elderly person, or persons as a service project.  What a wonderful Easter surprise this will be! 


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