This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you’ve ever seen one of my recipe or food posts that I share around here, then you know that I definitely love easy food. In fact, I pretty much only make easy food, ever. This last year, with a new baby in the house, frozen food has been my go-to. I love being able to put yummy and comforting food on my family’s plates with little to no work at the end of a busy and stressful day.
Frozen food has come such a long way. It’s like eating restaurant food, but without all the annoying waiting and awkward baby fussing in public. Kennedy loved her Sweet and Sour Chicken, but she was extra happy about the steamed veggies that came with it. Steamed veggies are her favorite. Weird kid! 🙂
Chris and I both had the Fettuccine with Chicken and Broccoli. Delicious and full of actual broccoli!
When Marie Callender’s contacted me to share this program they’re running, called the Comforts From Home Project, I knew it was a good fit. The Comforts from Home Project works with USO2Go, which sends kits to US military troops to help give them some of the comforts of home while they’re deployed.
Although we’re Canadian, since we live just a few minutes from the American border, we definitely feel a strong connection with the US and support their troops trying to keep everyone at home safe. Kennedy has even been playing in a soccer league in Michigan this Fall, and we’ve really enjoyed being able to spend more time over there.
On one of those trips across the border, we picked up some Marie Callender’s and made a quick family-style meal to enjoy back at the hotel room.
It’s so much easier doing it that way with a baby! Eating in restaurants all the time when we’re on the road with can be exhausting, especially now that we’ve entered into that “dropping everything on the ground from the high chair” phase. Since this program is only valid in the US, we made sure to enter our codes in while we were on that side of the border.
Here’s a little more detailed info about the Comforts from Home Project:
– Marie Callender’s Comforts From Home Project makes it easy to support the brave men and women of the U.S. military. Simply enter the eight-digit code found on specially marked packages of Marie Callender’s dinners and desserts online at www.ComfortsFromHome.com, and they’ll send a donation to USO2GO. Each code entered equals a $0.50 donation to the USO2GO program.
– USO2GO is a USO program that brings kits filled with electronics, sports gear, books, games and more to troops stationed in remote locations around the world.
– Each kit will contain the comforts of home, such as games, athletic equipment, books and furnishings. USO2GO kits help to transform a remote base into a place where troops can organize a pick-up football game, relax in beanbag chairs and swap stories, or send e-mails to loved ones back home.
– Visit ComfortsfromHome.com to learn more about how you can join Marie Callender’s in helping to bring a little bit of home sweet home to our U.S. service men and women overseas.
– For every entry by 1/31/2015 of an 8-digit code found on participating products, Marie Callender’s will donate $.50 to the USO2GO program. Guaranteed minimum donation: $100,000. Maximum donation: $250,000. Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. Valid in U.S. Only.
Make sure you enter your codes next time you pick up Marie Callender’s for dinner! …or dessert …or a late night snack…
Mmm… pie! You have to admit that this is a pretty impressively homemade looking pie!
We definitely made an extra stop at the grocery store on our way outside of the country so that our freezer would be stocked up at home for the next few weeks. Cross-border shopping is definitely one of the big perks of living in this area.
For more of my favorite ridiculously easy food idea, make sure you check out my food archive page!
Connect with this program more on the Marie Callender’s Facebook page.
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.