Easy Family Dinner Night is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®.
Meal time is an adventure around my house these days. We have some busy nights where Grambo heads off to an evening class while W has swimming lessons. We also have some quieter nights where we’re all home together. And those are the nights when I love to have a meal together as a family with all three generations of us gathered around the table.
But even on those quieter nights, it can be a challenge so I’m always looking for ideas for easy family dinner nights!
Easy Family Dinner Night
With C starting to eat solids, it’s a joy to have her in her high chair at the table with us. But it also adds the extra dimension of having to feed her in addition to trying to convince W to eat something. Oh, and all of us adults like to try and get a few bites in as well. Like I said, it’s an adventure to enjoy meals together.
That’s why I like to keep dinner easy. Which means easy in prep while also being a meal that the whole family (except C) can enjoy. Barilla® sauce makes it quick and easy to prepare delicious meals. And my family are huge fans of pasta dinners! It also helps that Barilla® sauces are some of our favorite because they have real taste from real vegetables. They’re made with all natural ingredients like vine-ripe tomatoes, extra vigin olive oil, and fragrant herbs.
A big pasta dinner with garlic bread can even get a little attention from W. As a busy toddler, he doesn’t always want anything to do with eating when we’re having meals. So any food that can pull his attention from his world of toy cars, crayons, and blocks, is one that stays in our meal rotation!
As a mom I love seeing my family happy, but I also love being able to make a difference for someone else. When we use Barilla® Sauce we can enjoy an easy family dinner night while also giving back to others. When you buy a jar of sauce, Barilla® donates one pound of fresh produce to Feeding America. And they will donate up to 4.2 million pounds to help those in need!
So while I’m making a difference in the life of my family while helping us all come together over a delicious meal, we’re also making a difference for those in need. Showing my kids that helping others can be easy and can be done through little choices we make in our daily lives is something I aim to do as they get older.
Barilla®’s partnership with Feeding America is helping me do this by enabling m family to taste the difference and make a difference! And it’s so easy and tasty!
How do you give back to your local community?
Enter to win!
One lucky reader will have the chance to win a great prize pack from Barilla® to help you plan your own easy family dinner! The prize pack includes a jar of Barilla® sauce and one Barilla® branded wooden spoon, one Barilla® Spaghettata Bowl, and five (5) coupons, each redeemable for one (1) jar of Barilla® pasta sauce.
The giveaway is open to US residents and ends on May 31, 2014 at 11:59 EST. To enter for your chance to win, please leave a comment on this post telling me how you give back to your local community.
10 randomly selected readers who comment will also be chosen to receive a coupon! Full giveaway rules can be found at http://barilla.com/RealTasteRules.
So tell me… how do you give back to your local community?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. For every jar of Barilla® sauce purchased, $0.05 will be donated to Feeding America’s National Produce Program which secures one pound of fresh produce on behalf of local food banks. Barilla® will make a minimum donation of 4.2 million pounds of fresh produce ($150,000) from 4/1/14 through 5/31/14.