Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easy Family Meals

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I always try to serve my family something good for dinner.  Of course, my idea of good and their idea of good may differ, but the important thing is that there's always a meal on the table.  Usually.  Sometimes I get really busy, think about dinner in the morning, and then never think about it again until it's almost time to eat.  I'm sure most of you know the feeling - rushing around like crazy trying to figure out what's in the fridge or the pantry that you can throw together before everybody starves.

I recently saw a commercial on television featuring Dinty Moore stew from hormel. For an easy family meal, the commercial suggested warming up a can of stew, cooking some noodles, and serving the stew on top of the noodles.  Add a vegetable your family likes, and you've got a quick semi-homemade meal.  Or hide the can (read: throw it in the recycle bin before anyone else sees it) and call it homemade.  With Hormel Foods' commitment to quality and flavor, who's to know?  Another thing I think would be good is to use the new Hormel Chili Master Chipotle Chicken Chili in my Layered Chicken Enchilada recipe.  It just sounds so good.

Seriously, as busy as we all are these days, with kids and work and just keeping up around the house, we can all use a little help now and then.  Visit the Hormel Foods Recipes site for all kinds of ideas, from quick & easy to holiday recipes.  If keeping a few cans of Hormel Chili or Dinty Moore Stew in your pantry means you can get dinner on the table sooner, that's a good thing.  Americans have been doing it for 75 years!

That's right - Dinty Moore products and Hormel Chili were introduced in 1935, 75 years ago.  Each brand began with a single product - Hormel® chili con carne and Dinty Moore® beef stew – but today, feature almost 20 varieties combined. Both brands have come a long way, and they're the first brands that come to mind when most American's think of stew or chili.  I'd be hard-pressed to think of another brand right now. 

In celebration of the 75th anniversary here's a video of commercials through the years.  See if you remember any of these:

Not too hot; not too mild - and haven't those labels changed?

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