How I Turn Everyday Meals Into Moments of Celebration
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You would think being how I know dinner is being served every single night at around 5-6 pm, I would be prepared for it, right? Nope! I feel like this year has been the hardest for me to get dinner on the table. My daughter is in kindergarten now and gets a ton of homework (much to my surprise), my son’s second grade homework is really difficult (thanks to common core) and then there are after school activities and the fact that I am a work at home mom.
Recently, I started making my life easier by doing a little pre-planning for dinnertime in my house. Dinner is a big deal in my house. It is so important to me to sit down with my family every night and talk about our days and make each other feel loved and appreciated.
- Menu planning – on Sunday’s I take out my calendar and figure out what is going on for the week. I meal plan according to what is going on for the day.
- Slow Cooker – On busy days where I know we will be out of the house around dinnertime, I break out the slow cooker! After I get back from getting the kids to school and before I start working, I get dinner going in the slow cooker.
- Freezer Meals – I find that a lot of times when I use my slow cooker, the recipe makes a lot! So I freeze those left overs.
- Take Out – Some nights just don’t work out according to plan. Whether a recipe fails, someone is running late or I am just exhausted, I need to give myself some grace.
I have to be honest, take out night is my favorite because it allows us to turn everyday meals into moments of celebration. My favorite take out meal isn’t actually even take out! It’s P.F. Chang’s Frozen Beef and Broccoli, found in the freezer section at Walmart.
The P.F. Chang’s Frozen Beef and Broccoli uses simple, fresh ingredients that bring out the bold flavors of our traditional take out favorite. You’ll enjoy marinated beef and crisp broccoli drizzled with savory garlic soy sauce.
Be sure to use the iBotta offer so that you can earn $1 with P.F. Chang’s Meals for Two! Be sure to stock up at Walmart so that you always have P.F. Chang’s on hand for your own impromptu celebrations!
How do you make everyday meals into celebrations?