Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Easy to Make Bread Bowls from Walmart Bakery

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Now that the cold weather is officially here, it's time to bust out our jackets and warm foods! I must admit that I am way more excited about filling up my pantry with cold-weathered foods than my closet with Fall attire. There are so many foods that I miss during the hot summer months, especially chilis, soups, stews and chowders.  They just don't satisfy in the hot weather like they do in the Fall and Winter months - the last thing I want is a big pot of boiling anything in the dead of summer. But now it's cold out and it's time to warm our house up, warm our cooking pots up and warm our bellies up! I decided to kick this culinary season off right with enough Wolf Brand Chili for a small army {we have 4 kids so that kinda qualifies, right?} and a couple Bread Bowls from the Walmart Bakery.

There was a wide selection of breads to choose from at Walmart's Bakery, but I already had my heart set on making Bread Bowls for serving chili in. I grabbed a couple Marketside Crusty Bread Boules, which are the same type of bread bowls that we see in the summertime at BBQs and pool parties filled with Spinach Dip. {you will normally find me close nearby, haha} These Marketside Boules are made fresh daily {in-store} and since its from Walmart, you know it will be at the lowest price possible!

Making a Bread Bowl is extremely easy, especially with the help of a serrated knife. Just cut a hole the size that you would want your bowl and carefully pop the lid off. No need to measure, just eyeball it. If I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but still be successful at making Bread Bowls - you can do it too!!

After the top is popped off, the bread will just peel out by using your fingers. I set all the bread that came out of the inside of the Bread Boule to the side to be devoured by my boys. {husband included!}

Before filling the Bread Bowls up with the Wolf Brand Chili I set them under the broiler for just five minutes to give them a nice golden crispness. While the broiler was doing it's work, I whipped up a Marketside Southwest Chopped Salad that I found in the Walmart Produce department.

To jazz up the canned chili a bit we topped our Chili Bread Bowls with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions and sour cream. The Southwest Chopped Salad turned out to be the perfect accompaniment to the slight spice in the chili. Our dinner tasted wonderful and was the perfect way to kick off this cold-weather season! The Bread Bowls were surprisingly sturdy and easily held the contents of hot chili, I can't wait to try these out with Clam Chowder next. {then Beef Stew, Tomato Soup, Taco Soup, etc., etc.} I see a lot of sipping and slurping from Bread Bowls in our future this Fall and Winter!

For more information on Walmart's Bakery, make sure to check out their website!


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