Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dip Dip Hooray! Dinnertime is EASY!

I'm one of those moms.  You know, the kid of mom that cooks dinner for her family every night.  The kind of mom that try really hard to feed a balanced diet, a healthy diet.  

And now I'm also one of those moms.  The full-time working kind.  

Two weeks ago, when I was a stay at home mom, it was easy to make dinner every night. If need be, I could start cooking at 3...or noon...or 9am.  Maybe I was actually showered and dressed, maybe I was still in my jammies.

Friends, I am still that kind of mom that tries really hard to feed a balanced, healthy diet.  Sometimes, though, it's really really hard to find the time to fit it all in!  Believe it or not, I was delighted last week to make dinner on chicken nugget night.  (I like to keep a few "easy" meals on hand, but prefer meals that I can at least sort of justify as "healthy."  When we were shopping at Walmart early last week, we stopped to check out the variety of chicken nuggets to toss in the freezer!)  The kids chose Tyson chicken nuggets (dinosaur nuggets), and I grabbed a bag of Tyson chicken chunks with general tso's sauce for the grown ups!  We haven't tried ours yet.

It was a crazy evening, and I'd forgotten to throw dinner in the crock pot in the morning.  Thank goodness Tyson, Heinz Ketchup, and Ore-Ida French Fries came to my rescue!  I simply pre-heated the oven, and 30(ish) minutes later, dinner was on the table!

My kids were so excited!  Nuggets and fries are NOT the norm around here.  Dinosaur nuggets are REALLY not normal!  I couldn't bear to feed them just nuggets and fries, though.  I balanced it out with baby carrots and peaches.  (The plates looked pretty boring to me, but the kids were thrilled!)  There were even shouts of #DipDipHooray!!

I knew it would be a crazy week, so I decided that I'd let the kids help me pick out a new game that they could play to (maybe) keep themselves entertained while I accomplished a few things at home, and (hopefully) play at a Family Game Night soon!

After dinner I had some work to do, so the kids had a Hasbro Game Night with their new game: Ants in the Can!

The kids had a great evening munching, playing, and laughing together, and Mommy had a nice "break" and time to get things done!

As if the silence and peace I experienced on chicken nugget night weren't enough, Heinz Ketchup, Tyson, Ore-Ida, and Hasbro have a really great sweepstakes going on!  There's no purchase necessary to play, and you can enter once a day!  If you want to unlock the "weekly games" (with great prizes), all you need to do is enter UPC codes from a Heinz product, an Ore-Ida product, and a Tyson product!  Easy peasy!! (You will need to create an account to play, but that's simple too.  Simply visit to get started!  Good luck and have fun!!

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Jen Crum said...

Dino nuggets are the only kind of chicken I can get my oldest little man to eat - at all. They're one of the few meats he'll even consider.

Tonia L said...

Ants In The Can sound like a fun game! We added fruit and veggies to our nuggets and fries meal too!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Oh that sounds like fun game. Looks like you guys had a good night.

JanetGoingCrazy said...

My son loves that Ants in the Can game (and dino nuggets, of course)

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