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What’s better than a quick and easy dinner on a busy warm summer day? Nothing! My family loves enjoying good home-cooked meals together and while I lenjoy cooking, I’m always in for a good dinner short-cut.
Whenever I’m menu planning, home-cooked dinners always take priority over take-out. But there are inevitable occasions when I don’t get around to making dinner at home. Some days I get caught up with other home responsibilities and don’t get to start dinner early. Other days, I may just be a bit exhausted to think about making dinner. Or we may be out and about running errands or just enjoying these long summer days. Skipping dinner is not an option because my family still has to eat. That’s when I start thinking about what is quick, tasty, and satisfying, without the dinner prep hassle.
On days like these, I’ve frequently asked my husband to make a quick stop by Jewel Osco to pick up one of their Coca-Cola™ family meals. Their chicken meal deal is a quick and easy dinner option without all the last minute dinner prep hassle. Basically, we chose our favorite flavor of Rotisserie Chicken along with our favorite sides (salads, mashed potato, Hawaiian rolls, etc). Dinner is on the table in minutes! There is no additional heating up of the kitchen during these summer days and no loads of pots and pans to clean up! But we can still sit down together to enjoy a complete meal because rather than snacking on empty calories. Plus there is something about sitting down together that makes food tastes better.
The chicken meal deal also comes with a large bottle of Gold Peak® to serve along with our dinner. Gold Peak tea comes in various flavors, tastes great and goes with everything. It’s perfectly balanced flavors complete our meal so well.
Note: Just a few days ago, we were in the midst of running errands and packing for a family vacation. I had no intention of cooking anything else after breakfast. I just did not have the time to prep, cook, and clean in the mist of this busy day. This chicken meal deal totally saved the day! We left for vacay with a clean kitchen!
But because it is summer, I decided to add some summer flavors to the Gold Peak tea to create something special for our family. I added in some berries, lemon juice, and a garnish of mint sprigs for a mixed berry infused iced tea. It was so tasty, so refreshing, and very easy to make. We can literally drink cups upon cups of it.
Mixed Berry Infused Iced Tea
- 1 64 oz Gold Peak tea
- 1 cup each of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- Mint sprigs for garnishing
- Pour Gold Peak tea in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice and mix well.
- Gently stir in mixed berries.
- Divide tea among drinking glasses. Garnish individual drinks with mint sprigs.
- Serves 8 – 10.
Note: You can also pour the tea in a pitcher and set out on the table for serving.
This mixed berry infused iced tea was such a hit and balanced out the flavors of the chicken meal so well. I was so thankful that I did not have to cook and do additional cleaning during the midst of a busy day.
Do you have Jewel Osco stores in your area? Don’t hesitate to check out all the other delicious chicken meal deals and Coca-Cola meal pairings for those busy summer evenings when you do not get around to cooking at home. Your family will still enjoy a delicious meal without you spending much time preparing it. What do you think?