Let’s face it moms. With kids and chores and the constant chaos of everyday life, most days we are lucky if we get dinner served in styrofoam plates with plastic utencils. That end of the day meal just seems to be such a struggle. And making dinner feel special for the one you love is almost non-existant! But we really do need to take a break in the craziness every once in a while to make mealtime special – to create a memory that will stick with us. To say to ourselves and our signifigant other that we are important too! So last night, the hubs and I did just that. We sat down to a wonderful meal created using Bertolli Meal Soups. And we made a weeknight into a memory!
I used the Tuscan-Style Beef with Vegetables for our special meal since my guy loves Vegetable Beef soup. The Bertolli Meal Soups are found in the frozen foods isle of you local grocery store and come in seveal great varities! Perparation of this soup is super easy and quick! You simply add a cup of water to the frozen soup mix, bring it to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes!
While the soup was simmering, I cooked some rolls to go with it and set the table by using some candles. I find that I never really set the table nice when the kids are involved because, let’s face it, children and open flames do not mesh well. But since this was a special evening for me and the hubs, I wanted to create just the right feel.
I had allowed myself an hour to fix this wonderful meal for us. Since it was so quick and easy, I used the rest of the time to take a shower and put on makeup – and came to the dinner table looking good for my man! And it felt really nice to eat dinner not in sweats with my hair in a ponytail! And that really helped set the mood of the meal!
So what did this night teach me? That a memorable night is just a few steps away with a little bit of creativity and preparation! In order to create a special weeknight memory for yourself or your signifigant other, follow these simple tips:
1. Take the time to set the mood. Add candles or flowers. Special little touches can make all the difference in the world.
2. Use real plates and silverware. Yes, paper plates mean easy clean up but nothing says I love you like matching dinner ware!
3. Remember that it’s not about making the most elaborate meal in the world. Sometimes, simple can be just as special. After all, you’re much more likely to make memories on a regular basis if it is something that is easier to do!
Remember, Bertolli Meal Soups make great everyday special meal and are available in the freezer isle of most local grocery stores and come in four varities: Chicken Minestrone, Roasted Chicken & Rotini Pasta, Tomato Florentine & Tortellini with Chicken, and Tuscan Style Beef and Vegetables. Be sure to check out the store locator on the Bertolli website to find out where you can purchase them today! You can also connect with Bertolli on Facebook and Twitter.
I was compensated by Bertolli to participate in the Weeknight Meal Special Challenge.