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Caught in the Holiday Hustle and Bustle? Harvestland Chicken Burgers To The Rescue!

It’s one of the busiest weeks of the year for many families. As everyone is wrapping up the end of the year at work and preparing for a new year ahead, things can get super busy, a bit hairy, and there is never enough time to get it all done!  If you’re like most Americans you’re preparing to be off for at least a day or two in the coming week but before that day gets here there is work to be done!  Do you need a quick, filling meal that will please your whole family?  Need to have dinner on the table super quick so you’ll have time to do all the other tasks {and fun stuff!} on your to do list? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you!

Buffalo Chicken Burgers from WholesomeMommy.com

These buffalo chicken burgers start with Harvestland’s frozen chicken burgers.  Remember Harvestland? This is my go to brand for fresh chicken.  But, did you know that Harvestland also has other fully cooked products like grilled chicken breast strips, rotisserie chicken, chicken meatballs, and chicken burgers?

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To kick them up a notch I basted them in buffalo sauce.  If you aren’t into buffalo chicken you could also substitute a good barbque sauce.  Either way you go, this simple step turns a weeknight simple dinner into va-va-va-voom!

Burgers are always a pleaser – I mean who can resist a good burger?  These Harvestland chicken burgers are available in the frozen section of your grocery store and can be prepared in no time flat straight from the freezer.  By adding layers of flavor like buffalo sauce and fresh avocado slices, or tangy and sweet barbque sauce and homemade slaw you can turn these go to burgers into something a bit more gourmet without sacrificing any of your time!

Harvestland Buffalo chicken burgers from wholesomemommy.com

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Harvestland.  Harvestland has provided me with product and compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post.  My participation is voluntary. As always, my opinion is my own.

 

 

 

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Getting Ready for Guests – Tips to Make Them Feel Extra Special

How many of you are expecting guests in the coming weeks?  Have you been cleaning and sprucing up in anticipation of their arrival? When I know someone is coming to stay with my family I want them to have a great experience. I know I love the little extras when we go to stay somewhere else. I want my family and friends to have a “luxury hotel” experience in my home, it how I say I love you. Here’s how I make that happen:

Guest prep bed photo from wholesomemommy.com

When guests come to stay at our house they stay upstairs in our mother in law suite that also doubles as our home school room. First things first, we make sure we tidy up and get any of our school stuff that’s strewn about stacked up, put up and out of the way. I put good, clean sheets on the bed with lots of pillows in different thicknesses.  The bed is the most important part.  When you stay at a hotel the first thing you notice and likely discuss is if the bed was comfortable.  I like a high thread count when it comes to my sheets and I assume my guests do too. Adding a cute throw pillow, comforter, and blanket or throw helps make the bed a bit more cozy and inviting.  {I can’t wait to get my hands on this faux fur from Better Homes and Gardens…doesn’t it look so cozy?!}

Guest Prep shot 3 bathroom sink from wholesomemommy.com

Just like in a hotel, I try to provide a few travel sized personal care items that my guests might need or might have forgotten.  I bought a glass cookie jar at Walmart and filled it with things like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, tissues, body wash, toothbrushes, and deodorant. The cookie jar sits on the bathroom counter so that guests can see its contents in plain sight and are able to help themselves to anything they might need during their stay.

Guest Prep 2 shot of kitchenette from wholesomemommy.com

Our guests room also includes a small kitchenette.  In preparation for our guests, I picked up a couple new kitchen towels and this little dish drying pad for the sink.  We also stock the area with paper towels, dish soap, a coffee maker, coffee making supplies, bottled water, and a few small snack items.  Not everyone has a kitchen just for their guests, but you can still make them feel special by picking up a few snacks, drinks, or perhaps their favorite Keurig coffee to have on hand in your own kitchen when they visit.

If you’re trying to give your guest the “luxury hotel/spa” treatment in your own home think like a guest.  What things do you love about staying away from home?   What makes you feel special?  What makes a stay go from good to great?   What things leave a lasting impression?

You don’t have to spend a lot of money making your home more inviting. Just be attentive to your guests and show them lots of love.  Being a good host is good trait to have.

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