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I have a few simple recipes I am going to share with you today - my favorite is my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad. My entire family just loves it! I am able to get all of the ingredients for this recipe at my local Sam's Club. Sam's Club is one of my favorite places to shop. There is so much I get out of my Sam's Club membership - In fact I find that I go to Sam's almost weekly for all of their great services. I always use their photo department and my husband goes there for his tires but my favorite part (and the kids favorite) is the food. Weekly I am buying fresh food like their bread, chicken, fruits and veges. Every other week I am grabbing items for the kids lunch boxes. #TrySamsClub
One of our favorite things to buy at Sam's is their rotisserie chickens. The day I buy the chicken we have Chicken Sandwiches and fresh fruit. I am able to get the chicken, croissants and apple slices all at Sam's Club
With the left over chicken I make my pasta salad. Let me show you how easy it is to make!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Ingredients needed: (I grabbed all of this at Sam's Club)
- 2 cups cooked chicken (I just use the rest of my rotisserrie chicken)
- 2 ½ cups dry Pasta cooked, drained and cooled
- ½ cup Ranch dressing
- Bacon pieces - you can cook up so 5 to 6 bacon slices and cut into pieces or use Bacon bits (a cup or two should do)!
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese
- 1 ½ cups Frozen Veges (cooked) - I use whatever frozen vege I have on hand (pees are a favorite)
To assemble add your cooked/shredded chicken, cooked (drained/cooled) pasta, cooked/drained vege and gently mix with the ranch dressing. Top with your cheese and bacon and mix that it. Place it a pretty dish and add a little more bacon and cheese to the top and you have a delicious dinner ready to go!
On this last trip to Sam's Club I took my mom with me so I could show her how great everything is. I would like to share with you some of the things I pointed out to her that I love! When first entering Sams we went straight to the first and grabbed fresh bread, tortillas and a box of croissants - my favorite! Sometimes the kids can talk me into grabbing some muffins as well - they are oh so good! Next I stop and grab a rotisserie chicken - or sometimes more than 1 depending on my menu. I find them to be perfect for my meal planning and are usually cheaper then a whole uncooked chicken - Bonus points for me!
I love to hit up the veges and fruit area as well as look at the cheeses, fresh pastas and pizza - yum! After that there are several items I grab in the frozen food section (like frozen veges, chicken nuggets and icecream). We finish up our shopping by buying a few items in the grocery aisle (like canned fruit & veges, pasta, pasta sauce and cereal).
One of my other places I never miss is the beverages and disposables area. We drink a ton of bottled water in our home (our city has nasty water) and I always stock up on paper plates and plastic utinsels. I am a busy mom and the less dishes I have to do the better - some nights pulling out the paper plates is what saves my sanity!
I also love using the Fresh Pasta at Sam's Club. They have several different kinds/flavors. The one I bought for our menu this week has Sausage and Cheese in it - so good! I make up a quick batch of my Spaghetti Sauce and cook up the fresh pasta and have another quick meal ready.
These are only a few of my favorite meals I make using Sam's Club food. What is your favorite thing to grab from Sam's Club and make?