I’m sure you can relate to how busy schedules leave families with little time to spend together, especially during the work and school week. But with the weather taking a down-turn, maximize the time you are spending indoors to have more family fun! By adding a little creativity to your day – from play time to meal prep – you’ll quickly find that reconnecting won’t have to be yet another task on your list, it’ll be part of your daily routine.
On behalf of Weaver Chicken, I get to offer a month’s worth of Weaver Chicken Nuggets (four full-value coupons, one per each week) to one lucky winner to make dinner time a little bit easier for your family. We love to have Weaver Chicken Nuggets for dinner over here. It is a quick, easy meal that we all like. It’s also a meal that Maggie can help with. I get the baking sheet out, and Maggie takes the nuggets from the box and puts them on the sheet for me. Might not seem like a big deal to you, but it is to her!
Check out these creative ideas from Professional chef, author and mother-of-two, Maureen Petrosky (www.maureenpetrosky.com) of things you can do to have more fun, quality time with your family even with a busy schedule.
Dine-in together. Just because you don’t have time to create a meal from scratch, doesn’t mean you can’t put something on the table that’s wholesome and delicious. Keep it simple and serve chicken nuggets alongside a big salad and some fresh bread from the bakery.
Spice it up. Revisit your pantry or spice drawer to avoid extra trips to the grocery store.With simple ingredients such as rosemary, garlic, oregano or cilantro, you can quickly transform your family’s favorite meals into an array of dinner options. Get everyone involved in meal prep and use this time as an opportunity to catch up with one another.
Go camping indoors. The rule: no lights, phones or computers from dusk to dawn. Drape the couch and chairs with sheets for a makeshift tent. Put your sleeping bags on the floor, grab your flashlights, and share your best ghost stories.
Start a dance party. A great way to have some fun with your family is to get everyone dancing. Turn off the TV and turn on some good tunes. Make homemade trophies and prizes to give to the winners. Create special categories for best moves, best spins, most creative, most enthusiastic dancer.
Turn chore time into an a-maze-ing race. In ten minutes, you can create an indoor maze, complete with clues to take your family on an at-home adventure. Incorporate simple chores like putting away laundry, cleaning under the bed, or setting the table. The final reward can be their favorite dinner or an extra bedtime story.
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