Gearing Up for Game Day with King’s Hawaiian®

Gearing Up for Game Day with King’s Hawaiian®

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.

Whether you are a die-hard sports fan yourself or you are the significant other of a die-hard sports fan then you no doubt understand how important game time is. You also understand when friends and family gather to watch the game it can be an all day affair. Preparing for game day can be as fun as it is hectic. Thankfully Walmart has everything you need to set the scene for an awesome game time bash.

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

I stopped by Walmart recently to gather a few game time necessities. You know, to feed and entertain the troops and all 🙂 Before I left I made a list of what I would need. I have to do this because, well, I’m always forgetting something if I don’t have a list. I managed to get everything I needed to make game time awesome and completely yummy.

Rock Game Day with King's Hawaiian

I have a few game time recipes I’m going to be sharing with you guys in the coming weeks so be on the lookout for those. In the meantime you can do like I did and shop for the basics. And don’t put that grill away just yet! Game time without a barbecue is just silly I say! In fact, most of what I have planned is going to be cooked on the grill. Juicy burgers, bacon wrapped dogs, the best corn on the cob ever, and so much more! It all centers around King’s Hawaiian buns, yum!

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

If you need help planning and shopping for your game time gathering then you’re in luck. I have the run down on the basic necessities as well as some added bonuses. Be sure to add King’s Hawaiian to your shopping list, they make (hands down) the best buns in the world. Check it out:

Game Time Basics:

  • Plates (paper plates cut back on dishes and there are several football themed options at Walmart. Alternatively you can choose some low-priced plastic or ceramic plates that can be used over and over – your choice.)
  • Cups (same concept as plates, be sure to get a variety of sizes.)
  • Forks, spoons, knives (we’re not savages, give us something to eat with! For this I highly suggest going the plastic/disposable route. I hate washing silverware.)
  • Table linens (or, in this case, plastics. Protect your surfaces with team or game inspired disposable tablecloths.)
  • Drinks (water, soda, beer, wine – you know your guests and having a variety for them to choose from is wise.)
  • Food (plan your menu well in advance so you can be sure to have everything required on hand. Chips and dip are usually universally accepted snacks.)
  • Buns (you’re gonna have some kind of burger, slider, or hot dogs, right? Of course you are! Be sure to have buns on hand – I highly suggest Kings Hawaiian since they are undoubtedly the best 🙂 )

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

Game Day Added Bonuses:

  • Napkins (some people don’t see these as a basic necessity. They are. Stock up on napkins and paper towels or be ready to see sauce smeared all over the furniture and/or carpet.)
  • Condiments (so often forgotten and always missed. Remember ketchup and mustard if nothing else!)
  • Footballs (what better way to get pumped up for the game than tossing around the ol’ pigskin? I swear, this is my first time {and probably last} saying that.)
  • Trash bags (that mess isn’t gonna clean itself up!)

Game Time Shopping at Walmart

These are my basics when shopping for game day. Can you think of anything I’ve left out? To get even more ideas be sure to check out the links below for some awesomeness Courtney Whitmore has for you!

Effortless Meals: Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Effortless Meals: Cheesy Chicken Casserole

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias

Being a grown-up is hard work. I have thought about resigning my position many times but I’ve been told that it isn’t possible. So I do the next best thing and find shortcuts around responsibilities. Responsibilities like getting dinner on the table in a timely fashion. Who doesn’t enjoy Effortless Meals?

Are you laughing right now?

Walmart Marketside #EffortlessMeals

I’m sure it sounds like an impossible feat with school being back in full force and all of the running around parents are bound to do. However Effortless Meals are possible with Walmart’s Marketside Pizza, Rotisserie Chicken, and sides. Add your favorite Coke product (Coke and Sprite here!) for an easy, stress free meal anytime.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

My everyday rush consists of dropping kids off, picking them up, being a caretaker for people and pets, work, and checking off the chore list. Add to that the recent (within the past 5 days) 1,000 mile move and free time is something I only dream of. That’s why I take full advantage of cutting corners when it’s time to make dinner.

Walmart #EffortlessMeals

One of my favorite shortcuts to an effortless meal is using Walmart’s Rotisserie Chicken. It’s already cooked so all I have to do is take it off of the bone. You’ll find the Rotisserie Chicken, Marketside Pizza, and sides all in the deli section of your local Walmart. The Effortless Meals signage will let you easily find the products inside the store.

Effortless Meals are a convenient purchase that lets you give your family healthy, fresh options for dinner. Since this is a very busy time for parents this is also an easy way to create a positive mealtime experience for your family.

I’ve used the chicken to make soups, quesadillas, fajitas, and this delicious cheesy chicken casserole I’m sharing with you today.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

What I love most about this dish is that it can be made the night before and reheated for a truly effortless meal. The second best thing about this casserole is you can add to it to suit your family’s preference. Olives, diced tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers… go crazy with it – it all works!

Step By Step Directions for Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil for your pasta.

Once the water is boiling add your pasta (I use 1 lb of rotini) and cook according to the package directions. Preheat the oven to 375F.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole #EffortlessMeals

While the pasta is cooking, pull the meat from the rotisserie chicken and set aside. I use the bottom of the rotisserie chicken container for the meat and the top for the carcass/waste.

Walmart Marketside Rotisserie Chicken #EffortlessMeals

Combine 1 1/2 cup of milk, 6 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of Italian blend shredded cheese, and 2 cups of Mozzarella cheese in a lightly greased [large] casserole dish. Add in any other ingredients (I’m using corn and bacon pieces) and seasonings (I use 1 tsp. each of basil, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper & 1/2 teaspoon of salt.)

Cheesy Chicken Casserole #EffortlessMeals

Add the chicken and the pasta and mix well. Sprinkle the top with shredded or freshly grated Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes. If you prefer you can cover and freeze the dish before cooking, just add 15 minutes to the bake time.

Cheesy Chicken Casserole #EffortlessMeals



It’s nearly impossible to finish this in one meal so you’ll most likely have leftovers for at least another night. So, the next time you’re out shopping, running errands, or picking up the kids be sure to stop by the deli section at Walmart.

Find more deliciously Effortless Meal solutions or create your own. How would you use Marketside products and Coca-Cola to treat your family?


Stock Up & Save at Walmart

The Walmart Gift Cards and information have been provided by P&G.  All opinions are my own.

With Spring finally here the last thing I want to do is go shopping. I’d rather be out walking the beach or anything else that lets me be outside enjoying the amazing weather. Instead of making several trips to the store I decided to stock up & save at Walmart. That means I won’t have to go back and forth to pick up things like toilet paper, laundry detergent, and paper towels. Instead I can spend more time having fun and the money I saved gets put towards said fun.


Walmart has their Stock Up & Save event going on until April 30. Your favorite P&G products are on sale and there are some great new additions like the great smelling Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent. I’m loving this detergent and how great it leaves clothes smelling.

Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent

What you can stock up & save on:

  • Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper
  • Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels
  • Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers
  • Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack
  • Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency
  • Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads
  • Always Discreet Maximum Underwear
  • Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads

P&G carries many of my favorite things – especially the TP! Charmin has been good to us and our septic so it’s a brand I always stick with.

Charmin Ultra Soft

If you’re tired of multiple trips to the store maybe it’s time for you to stock up and save at Walmart. To help you get started we have a $25 Walmart gift card that we’re giving to one lucky winner. Good luck and have fun outside!

P&G Shopping at Walmart – Easy, Quick and Stress Free

The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.
How often do you come home from shopping only to realize you didn’t get everything you went for? It’s a common occurrence for me which is the main reason I do the bulk of my shopping online. Thankfully I can get my favorite brands delivered to my door with no extra charges!


Did you know you can order the P&G brands you love from the comfort of your home (or wherever you get cellphone signal)?!

P&G Shopping at Walmart

Thanks to Walmart and the Walmart smartphone app your household necessities are only a few clicks away. If you’re as forgetful as I am you’ll really appreciate this. The mobile app is especially convenient when you’re away from home and you remember you are out of toilet paper, dish detergent or anything else.


Picture this: You just left the store, kids in tow, and you realize you forgot paper towels (or any other commonly forgot item.) You really don’t feel like enduring the stress that is shopping with kids for one more second; what do you do?

If you haven’t already, download the Walmart smartphone app on your phone and you can easily purchase those forgotten items right from the parking lot – or wherever you are. There’s absolutely no need to go back into the store! Problem solved.

P&G Shopping at Walmart

I actually just recently did my own shopping online with Walmart to order some P&G products and wanted to show you just how easy it is. Just shop for your favorite items (use the search feature to make it even easier.) Add them to your cart and when you’re done choose to checkout.

From there you can choose to have items shipped to your home or for select items you can pick up at your local store.

P&G Shopping at Walmart


Meet the minimum cart balance and you even get free shipping! No hassle, no struggling with kids and no forgetting what you were shopping for. Welcome to the age of the internet people! There are several payment methods available which makes it even better. I love being able to use PayPal to checkout instead of giving out my credit card information.

P&G Shopping at Walmart

Since I don’t have a Walmart right around the corner (I have to go 30 minutes either way to get to a store) being able to shop for my favorite brands from the comfort of my home is a blessing. It also helps me save money since I have more control over impulse shopping.

P&G Shopping at Walmart – Easy, Quick and Stress Free

You can get pretty much everything you need right from home – dish detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, diaperslaundry detergent – everything! To help you get the P&G products you need easily we’re giving away a $25 Walmart gift card to get you started!
P&G $25 Walmart Gift Card