Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers Review

We were first introduced to Margaret Holmes when our neighbor Ms. Peggy invited us to her family’s Easter dinner a few years ago. She served Margaret Holmes Collard Greens as one of the side dishes and it was really good. I love collard greens but I don’t make it that often because it takes a while to cook and it needs to be seasoned well. I have no expertise on collard greens. I think I’ve only cooked it once. Usually I just rely on purchasing the cooked ones from chicken bbq restaurants or the canned ones preferably the Margaret Holmes brand. It’s surprisingly perfectly seasoned and all you have to do is nuke it in the microwave.

So a few weeks ago I spied Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers from Wal-Mart. I saw the Dirty Rice variant so I got all excited because we also love dirty rice but it’s something I also don’t make at home. Again, I rely on the chicken bbq restaurants for the authentic flavors of dirty rice. Anyway, I figured we’d try this canned version since all you have to do is add the protein. Scott suggested we use chorizo sausage and boy oh boy, that was delicious! We’ve tried other variants and we basically love them all.

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers DIRTY RICE: Cut the casings off of the chorizo. Cook it down in a saute pan. Add the dirty rice contents from the can. Stir and let it cook until it bubbles up to a boil.

This wasn’t all of it. I left some in the pan since I was only serving it as a side dish.

Serve on the side with homemade fried chicken and steamed veggies.

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers CHILI: Brown the ground beef, discard the grease, and stir in the simple supper contents. Let that cook until it bubbles up to boil.

Serve with white rice or corn bread. I once served it with both. Trust me when I say you will love life even more!

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers CREOLE: Saute shrimp in butter until cooked through. Stir in the simple suppers contents and let it cook until it bubbles up to a boil.

Serve with garlic bread. The creole flavors are all there!!

Margaret Holmes Simple Suppers JAMBALAYA Brown sliced andouille sausages in a little bit of oil. Stir in the simple suppers contents and let it cook until it bubbles up to a boil.

Serve as is since Jambalaya is considered a one-pot meal.

The 27oz Margaret Homes Simple Suppers is only $1.98. Add $1.98 plus the cost of 1 pound of meat/shrimp plus the cost of a main entree or a side item equals you’re basically feeding 4 people for $15-$20 or less depending on the whole dinner. Easy to make, inexpensive, and deliciously hearty. What’s not to love?


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