Thank you to Smart & Final for sponsoring this fun recipe for Cheeseburger Boats! September is National Family Meals Month, and this recipe will be perfect for busy school nights.
Do you try to have family dinners at your house? I’ve told you lots of times before that I feed my kids their own early dinner, and then I eat dinner with Matt date-night-style after he gets home later. I do worry a little about not having real family dinners every night, but then I feel like it’s probably OK because I’m with my kids every waking hour when they aren’t at school. WE’RE TOGETHER ALL THE TIME.
I know I’m very fortunate to be able to stay home with my kids, and not everyone has the luxury of spending so much time with their kids that they finish each other’s sentences. And sandwiches. I know many parents work out of the house and only see their kids for a few precious hours each day, and then eating dinner as a family is so important! It’s a time to talk about each other’s days, share stories, ask questions, and of course enjoy a good meal. We eat together as a family on the weekends, and it’s always great to sit down together to eat and talk.
Did you know that September is National Family Meals Month? This is a great time to remember that family meals eaten at home have been proven to benefit the health and wellness of kids. Eating together as a family has been proven to fight obesity and substance abuse while making families stronger. Smart & Final is working to get the word out about Family Meals Month to remind everyone to take time to eat together at home, and I partnered with them to bring you this easy dinner recipe!
Speaking of Smart & Final, did you know they have their own natural and organic brand now called Sun Harvest? I’m so excited about this! I already love their store because of the warehouse prices with no membership fee. I like to buy their First Street brand for its quality and value, but I like to buy organic meats and other ingredients when I can. Now they have me covered on that too!
Clearly I don’t buy all organic ingredients since this recipe includes dry soup mix. If you want to skip the soup mix, you could season the meat yourself like in this Cheeseburger Salad recipe. I like shortcuts like seasoning mixes sometimes though when I’m extra weary. These Cheeseburger Boats are so simple to make, and kids could even help with the assembly to get some extra family time. Have fun with this recipe, and enjoy National Family Meals Month!
Also, check out the Smart & Final National Family Meals Month page to get more recipes AND to find out how you can share your family dinner photos on social media for a chance to win $500! (Promotion ends October 4, 2016. Terms and condition available at aforementioned link.)
Thank you again to Smart & Final for sponsoring today’s recipe!