That’s my thing! I’m a written and visual storyteller. I always have been. There’s a story for everything, isn’t there? My story is about Marie Callender’s. When my grandparents were older and my grandmother didn’t cook, they always went out to eat. If my grandmother was going to be away, she would leave my grandfather a freezer full of Marie Callender’s products. He used to tell me with delight which ones were his favorites. I love that because I’d eat them when I visited my grandparents.
And now that I’m a busy mom of two, I definitely have some favorites! I love to serve a meal that’s warm and tasty and that leads to dessert! For example, say it’s a Friday night dinner at our house. Scarlet might have a friend or two over and we’re all tired after a long week. That’s when I’m glad I used my Ibotta offer on Marie Callender’s Delights Baked Turkey Meatballs in a Crushed Tomato Basil Sauce and Marie Callender’s Loaf Cake Double Chocolate. Consider this our Friday night tradition:
Especially on a Friday night, it’s nice to look forward to something awesome. This sensible dinner has 21 grams of protein and is so delicious. Meatballs are one of the few foods that every member of my family loves. They ask for seconds.
And the cake! Oh boy. Marie Callender’s Loaf Cake Double Chocolate is a real treat, warmed and topped with whipped cream. I wrap it in foil and bake it in the oven from frozen. The whole house will then smell like rich chocolate cake.
With cold weather coming (and already here) and all of the holiday occasions and gatherings coming up, you’ll find ways to make delicious dinners and desserts for several, with these delicious varieties of Marie Callender’s foods. Right now, you can get an Ibotta offer! It’s $0.50 off when you purchase either delicious and convenient product. Link to coupon here.
1 – Keep a meal journal and/or calendar. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding what makes you feel great. You can also journal or plan what fits in your budget, what you might bring to share with others, what works with your diet or lifestyle, and what flavors and varieties of certain foods have the greatest impact on your workday. It’s also cool to take a look at what you were cooking or eating a year ago, two years ago, etc. Sometimes you can forget things you once loved, until you’re reminded. It’s also handy for making shopping lists. You can use Google calendar to sync up with loved ones.
2 – Making shopping a strategic, but fun, process. Choose one shopping day a week and make a list. Check what’s on sale – looking at grocery circulars and more. Plan for leftovers. Prep food as soon as you get back from the store!
3 – Go with themes. Well hey, Taco Tuesday and Wacky Wednesday can be fun! You can have pasta on Mondays, soup on Tuesdays, sandwiches on Wednesday. Whatever! There’s also a good bet there’s a Marie Callender’s to match each theme.