With the end of the school year quickly approaching, my family’s schedule just seems to get busier and busier. In addition to work and school and sports, there are end-of-school activities, celebrations, awards ceremonies, and more on our busy schedule, leaving me with very little time at home to put delicious meals on the table. As most of you know, my resolution for this year was to gather my family around the table every night for a quality meal. Thankfully, the Family-Size Meat and Four-Cheese Lasagna and Homestyle Chicken Bake from Schwan’s Food Delivery are helping me not only stick to this resolution but kill it when it comes to whipping up family dinners that are easy, satisfying, and convenient for even the busiest of nights. Whether you’re getting home from work late, balancing a full schedule of end-of-the-school-year activities, or just looking for an easier way to put a delicious meal on your family table, these weeknight dinner ideas for on-the-go families are sure to help simplify your meal time routine in the most delicious way.
I’m so excited to share my tried-and-true secrets to serving up dinner at home each and every night with help from Schwan’s but first, go ahead and scratch that curiosity itch and discover what Schwan’s is all about by heading to Schwans.com to fill your cart with some delicious dinner ideas. To get you started (cause I know you’re gonna see so many meals you want to try!), use the promo code YUM50 and receive a whopping 50% off your first order AND free delivery! So go! Order!
Now that your first order is out of the way and you’ve got a freezer full of family-friendly meals headed your way, let’s talk about how I feed my hungry family on busy weeknights. I’ll admit, I’ve known about Schwan’s for, well, forever. In fact, I clearly remember the Schwan’s man delivering food to my mom when I was a kid. Now, I have to tell you, my mom is one of those moms who always had it together. I never really thought about how she did it when I was younger but now that I’m a busy mom myself, it all makes sense. With these memories and her not-so-secret dinnertime weapon of Schwan’s food fresh in my mind, I’m following in her footsteps and using Schwan’s ready-to-cook delivery options as the dinnertime solution that’s always saving my busy mom butt. So, how does Schwan’s help me meet my dinnertime resolutions without breaking a sweat? Well, it’s no secret that I’m a planner—especially when it comes to weeknight meal ideas. Before the week even starts, I like to have an idea of what I’m going to serve so that I don’t have to think after a long day of running here, there, and everywhere. It’s become my sanity-saving practice to sit down once a week and create the next week’s meal plan. Now that I’ve got Schwan’s as my partner in the process, meal planning is truly a breeze. All I have do to is grab my computer or tablet, pull up Schwans.com, and streamline my dinner process. I can search food categories, get input from the kids, and plan my whole week’s meals with just the click of a button.
Then, all I have do to is push order and, without any additional effort on my part, my selections arrive at my home at the time of my choosing. I love that there are no contracts and no requirements of what I can choose and what I can’t. Instead, I’m able to order the dishes that work for my family to ensure we always have delicious dinners without even leaving the comfort of my home (trust me, when you’re on the go as much as I am, that’s HUGE!).
That means that on those busy weekdays when my feet hit the floor running and I power my way through the kids’ morning routines, my work day, laundry, cleaning and, of course being the biggest fan on the sidelines of their baseball games, I don’t even have to think when it comes time to decide what’s for dinner. Even better, I don’t have to figure out a way to squeeze in a trip to the grocery store and can instead focus on being everything for everyone in my busy life while still putting a great dinner on the table. You see, once my freezer is stocked with Schwan’s, my dinnertime routine gets a whole lot simpler. Instead of standing in front of the refrigerator looking for something quick or berating myself for forgetting to pull something out to thaw, I can simply pull open the freezer and grab one of the many kid-friendly Bake and Serve options that I keep on hand.
With dishes like our favorite Family-Size Meat and Four-Cheese Lasagna that’s made with 100% real cheese and has layer after layer of tender pasta, sweet tomato sauce, ground beef and a blend of cheeses or the easy Homestyle Chicken Bake that boasts tender white-meat chicken mixed with potatoes, carrots, and peas in a creamy chicken gravy and is topped with a flaky crust, serving up meals that will fly off my family table is easier than ever. There is no thought and no effort required to put a quality meal on the table, even on the busiest of weeknights. I simply open the freezer, pull the tab on my Schwan’s box, and pop my bake and serve meal in the oven.
While it cooks, I can make sure homework is complete, lay out the kids’ clothes for the next day, and supervise bath or shower time. Then, when the timer on my oven bings, I’m the dinnertime hero with weeknight dinner ideas from Schwan’s that the whole family adores.
I love knowing that my freezer is always stocked with bake and serve options that take not only the prep-work but also the worry out of the dinnertime rush by allowing me to serve up quality meals that are warm and comforting and completely right for my busy family. Now I can do it all—working, momming and everything in between—and still know that when it comes time to put dinner on the table, I’ve got weeknight dinner ideas that are simple and satisfying at my fingertips.
With help from Schwan’s, I haven’t eliminated the stress in my life but I have eliminated the stress from meal time. Yes, I still worry about homework being done, deadlines being met, kids getting to school on time and uniforms being clean. What I don’t worry about, though, is that dinner will be awesome each and every night and that I’ll be able to keep my resolution of bringing my family together around the kitchen table for a time of eating, laughing and connecting.
Now it’s your turn. No matter how busy your life gets, remember that there’s always time for a delicious family dinner with Schwan’s. Be sure to visit Schwans.com and fill your cart full of weeknight dinner ideas that the whole family is sure to adore. I encourage you to stock up on the easy bake and serve options that fuel my family’s weekly schedule and make me feel like a supermom when it comes time to put dinner on the table every night.
To get you started, be sure to use the code YUM50 for 50% off and free delivery on your first order (click here to order). Then stock your freezer, create your weekly meal plan, and worry less about what you’re serving for dinner with help from Schwan’s.
Now tell me, have you used Schwan’s deliver service? What’s your favorite weeknight dinner idea from Schwan’s?