Family dinners are a tradition for our family and one that we enjoy each and every week. I can’t remember exactly what year we started this tradition, but once grandchildren entered the picture, this tradition became sacred. It provides grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and siblings and in-laws the time to connect with each other, check in on big news or events coming up, or even a forum to run an idea by an audience that you love and trust. Monday mornings it’s pretty standard for one of my kids to ask, “whose house is dinner at tonight?” With Monday evenings being the reserved night for all, we try to get homework done early and keep work from interfering with this weekly event. Summers are so great since we aren’t as rushed as during the school year, it’s lighter out later in the evening, and bedtimes slide back just a bit giving everyone a little extra time to chat and play. Are you wondering yet how this rotation works for our family? It’s pretty simple: dinner is rotated between my sister, my mom and myself, and also rotated throughout our homes. If you are the host for the week you’ll be responsible for dinner and cleanup in your home. We really try hard to make sure our meals are not just delicious, but wholesome too. And pleasing 5 kids of varying age from 3-14 years old can sometimes be a challenge.
When Success® Rice reached out to me to work with them I knew it would be a perfect match. We eat a lot of rice in this family, and we often incorporate it in our Monday night dinner meals. What I have found to be a huge plus with Success Rice is that my kids can help with a rice side dish and it can be whipped up in minutes. They love to help in the kitchen, but let’s face it: kids can be messy cooks. The boil-in-a-bag concept is perfect for keeping spills and cleanup to a minimum. And if one of my handy helpers forgets about the rice and leaves it in the water, no worries: it can sit in water for up to 30 minutes before being served. When it comes to cooking for our family, I have to keep in mind all everyone’s allergies. Gluten-free is on the list as a ‘must have’ option, and Success Rice meets not just that particular criteria, but it’s also non-GMO, and has no additives or preservatives. Check check check! Whether we are making Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice or Success® White Rice, I can choose what size will accommodate our family, 14 oz. or 32 oz. And the best part is that it saves me time! I can make rice in ¼ of the time compared to the traditional method. Win-win!
Now I would love for you to tell me what you would make for your family dinner if it was your week to host? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
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