I love that the holidays are full of enjoyable get-togethers with the extended family. But with all of the busyness of the season and the large family events, it is so nice to have a quiet night at home with just our children.
It is important to keep it easy and inexpensive though! And that is just what we kept in mind while shopping! Watch the play-by-plays of our family trip to Walmart for supplies for our fun family movie night in my Google+ album. Make sure you look for the special coupon on Stouffer’s lasagna, good for one free stand-up bag of Nestle candy!
We were so excited to find Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs! We loved the adorable characters and sweet story lines of Ice Age 1 & 2. They teach great lessons while entertaining with funny antics and cute animation! Did you know that Ice Age 4: Continental Drift came out yesterday? We can’t wait to watch it!
We had a delicious dinner with our Family Size Stouffer’s Lasagna and Marzetti New York Brand Texas Toast! The lasagna was delicious, with high quality ricotta cheese and thick, perfectly cooked noodles. My husband left it in for just a few extra minutes to crisp the cheese. It tasted just like home-made but much better-no prep, no mess!
The New York Texas Toast was thick and wonderfully soft but crispy on the surface. The cheese was scrumptious! My kids gobbled it up and asked for seconds!
After a delicious meal, we settled down on the couch to watch Ice Age 3 together! We passed around the yummy bag of Nestle Butterfinger Bites and laughed as we enjoyed the movie.
Afterward, we talked about the storyline and what the message behind it. We laughed about the funny scenes and my kids took turns telling us what parts they liked best. It was a fun and easy family time together! A great break in the craziness of this season!
What things do you do to make sure you spend quality time with your children during the busy month of December?