Our Family Night with Stouffer’s and Ice Age 4 #TimeForFamily

Quality time is my love language.  There is nothing that I love more than spending time with the people that mean the most to me.  As a family, we spend a lot of time together.  I think that family time is important.  It helps to bring us together, creating priceless memories that will be with us forever.

We enjoy taking trips to the library, going to the park, kayaking down the river, and hiking in the woods.  We also enjoy trying new restaurants and bakeries that open up in our area.

However, sometimes it’s nice to simply stay home, relax by the fire, and watch a movie together.  On nights such as this, I prefer to prepare an easy dinner for my family to enjoy.  After all, cleaning up after a big messy meal takes away from that cherished family time.

This week, Darren had a few extra days off of work.  We spent a few days running errands and taking in some local holiday sites.  By the end of the week, though, I was just ready to spend some time at home.  So, we headed to our local Walmart to gather everything we needed for a fun family night at home.  {You can check out our entire shopping adventure on Google+.}

Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment in the Ice Age empire, released December 11.  I thought this would be the perfect family movie for us to enjoy together.  There were all sorts of balloons around the display, so it was incredibly easy to find this new release.

Of course, we needed some food to enjoy while watching the movie as well.  We decided on a Stouffer’s Lasagna.  Though these take a while to cook, preparation couldn’t be easier.  In fact, I am pretty sure my four year old could make it.

When we picked up our lasagna, I noticed an enticing coupon on the box.  If we bought the lasagna AND some New York texas Toast, we could get a free bag of Wonka candy.  Well, that sounded like the perfect meal, so we got all three.  For the candy, we chose Buncha Crunch.  {Have you ever eaten this stuff?  It’s is quite simply amazing.}

Our family night was perfect.  Darren lit a fire, and we enjoyed savory lasagna and buttery garlic bread while we watched the beginning of Ice Age 4.  Then, we got comfortable and snuggled together for the conclusion of the movie.

Ice Age: Continental Drift is really fun for the most part.  There were some rather serious parts where a family got separated from each other that made me hug my daughter a little tighter.  Yes, it’s a cartoon, but a few parts definitely tugged at my heart.

This night at home together is one that I will remember for a long time.  We created happy memories by spending time together.  To me, that is one of the best gifts this season can bring.

I invite you to connect with Stouffer’s and Ice Age as you plan your own family movie night:

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and NESTLE #CBias #SocialFabric.