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Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

This post about saving time during the holidays is sponsored by Walmart and General Mills.  All opinions are 100% our own!

Holidays Made Easy!

The holidays can be so stressful and busy, its tough to pack it all in!  We want to make sure that we savor all the fun and create amazing memories for our girls.  With so many parties and events coming up, I tried to think of a way I could save some time and stress.  One thing I am not a huge fan of is grocery shopping.  It takes up so much time, and I always end up spending more money when I'm in a rush. I don't take the time to check prices, search for coupons, or stick to my list.
Taking the girls grocery shopping is even more stressful!  I can't image what grocery shopping with more than two kids is like. Saving time during the holidays doesn't have to be difficult.  With Walmart online grocery pickup or delivery, you can get your shopping done without even having to put on real pants! lol Having a few simple, go-to recipes during the holidays can also help keep your stress levels lower.

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays

With Walmart online grocery pickup I can place my order from the app on my phone. With delivery I don't even have to leave the house! These options are a great way to stick to a meal plan since you won't get too overwhelmed with options when you're roaming the aisles. Check out lines can get really long during the holidays at the store. With grocery pickup and delivery, I can set the time that works for me and my schedule! It really couldn't be any easier!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Simple, Sweet and Savory Recipes

I wanted to share a couple of our favorite recipes for the holidays. These are SO easy and are made with items we placed in our Walmart pickup order. They are also super festive and scream holidays! The best part about these recipes is that they're simple enough that the girls can help me make them. When they get involved in cooking, they're more likely to eat which is a total mom win for me. For both of these recipes, we used Pillsbury™ Crescent RollsThey are great to have on hand during the holidays because they're so versatile!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Vegetable and Bacon Stuffed Crescent Roll Wreath

Ryan and I LOVED this one! It was so yummy and the girls even liked it (they're so picky). It was packed with veggies, and they could barely taste them to be honest.  The bacon and cream cheese gave it great flavor. I'll definitely be making this one again. These are so easy to take for holiday parties, work events, or just for those busy nights before the craziness of the holiday season officially hits!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

just look at all the yummy goodness! 

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Vegetable and Bacon Stuffed Crescent Roll Wreath

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • skillet
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets (steamed)
  • 2 cans Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tbl sesame seeds
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Cook bacon until crispy. Crumble and set aside.
  • Chop peppers and broccoli
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray (just to be extra sure it doesn't stick to the surface!).
  • Lay out Crescent Rolls in the shape of a circle (as pictured)
  • Spread Crescent Rolls with cream cheese
  • Add peppers, broccoli, bacon, and shredded cheddar around the ring of the wreath
  • Fold corners over so that all the ingredients are covered
  • Brush with egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top
  • Bake for 25 minutes and golden brown
  • Serve on a platter garnished with fresh rosemary
Keyword christmas, crescent rolls, easy appetizer, Holiday, wreath

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

I can't tell you just how good this recipe was!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Candy Cane

This strawberry and cream cheese Pillsbury™ Crescent Roll candy cane was such a hit with the girls! They couldn't get enough! These would be great to serve for a holiday morning breakfast or even as a dessert. You could use any sort of pie filling, but we love strawberry (plus it is more festive for the holidays!). I love getting the girls involved in baking, and they loved helping me mix and put the candy can together.

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

the girls loved helping me mix the ingredients 

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Candy Cane

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people

Equipment

  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 packages 8 oz Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can strawberry pie filling

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbl milk

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • On a parchment lined cookie sheet, place Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls in the shape of a candy cane (see photo, it looks a little odd but it works out!)
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar, and egg with a hand mixer. Spread on the outside part of the candy cane. Then cover with pie filling.
  • Fold in the corners of the Pillsbury™ Crescent Rolls so that it makes a candy cane shape (the filling should be poking through).
  • Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Mix powdered sugar and milk together to create glaze. Spoon glaze over the candy cane when it's had time to cool (about 5 minutes).
Keyword christmas, christmas dessert, crescent rolls, Holiday

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

the candy cane shape doesn't look right, but once you wrap the pieces it turns out perfectly! 

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

all of our filling is in and it's time to fold the corners in

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

There are so many options for filling here.  You could do a pizza roll shaped like a candy cane too! 

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

these turned out perfectly! 

Holiday's Made Easy

I want to try to make each and every holiday special for my girls, and a stressed out mama doesn't help! Walmart is my saving grace during this busy time and these simple recipes that I keep on hand really help me keep my cool over the holiday season!

Please let me know if you have any questions about these recipes and thank you as always for reading!

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Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

Saving Time During the Holidays - Plus Two Simple Recipes!

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