For the ninth year in a row, M&M Meat Shops is encouraging busy families to sit down together for dinner on September 19, 2013 for National Family Dinner Night! Sitting down for dinner is something that families tend to do less and less as our lives get busier, but it really is worth making time for! Family dinner isn’t just a chance to eat; it allows parents and children to reconnect, talk about their day and share triumphs and troubles to ensure a close bond that lasts long after the meal is done.
Of course, it can be hard to get that delicious family dinner ready sometimes, and that’s why M&M Meat Shops offers so many quick and convenient meal options perfect for an on-the-go family. This year, I was asked to create a National Family Dinner Night recipe using M&M products and I couldn’t wait to tackle the challenge!
The hardest thing about creating a recipe with M&M products is the fact that so many of the products available are delicious just as they are! Whether you’re looking for a tasty side dish like Grilled Vegetables or Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges, or a filling main course such as Lemon & Herb Chicken Tenderloins or Cod Andalusia, so many of the options need nothing more than to be heated up and served. Eventually I decided to create a pasta dish, since noodles are always a kid-friendly favourite. By adding M&M Meat Shops “New York” Striploin Steak, Garlic Shrimp and Sautéed Onions and Peppers, I was able to create a meal fancy enough for company that was still ready in a flash!