Looking for something that's quick and easy for dinner tonight?
How about these grilled pork chops with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes?
Two hands are better than one when it comes to whipping up this quick and delicious dinner. While the man of the house took care of the grilling, I was able to take that time to make the sides, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
It's not often that we enjoy a date night, one that is out of the house that is.
I don't have babysitters lined up, or family within driving distance. In fact, aside from when we've been in Australia, the little ones have never stayed with anyone other than their big brother, their dad, or us. They are also with us 95% of the time, so it makes date nights near impossible, which means that we often have date nights (or date days) at home. These normally happen when the kids are upstairs in the loft playing video games, watching a movie, or are tucked up in bed for the night.
It's important for us to set aside a few hours as often as possible that is just for us, to spend quality time connecting. We light a fire, grab a blanket, and watch some of our favorite television shows, or a movie, and enjoy indulgent snacks that we know the kids won't steal from us.
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We love family movie time. It's a great excuse for us to snuggle on the couch, eat lots of popcorn and do something together.
I had been wanting to see The Boxtrolls, but unfortunately missed it in the movie theater, so I was so excited to see that it had come out on DVD and Blu Ray.
Movie time in this house doesn't happen without some kind of fun activity, snack or craft, because I think that just adds to the enjoyment of it all. So for The Boxtrolls I thought it would be really fun to make a special popcorn tub based on one of The Boxtrolls.
And of course after the movie, the kids can use the tubs to keep their trinkets and collections in. There's one little boy (not naming anyone) who comes home from school each day with little treasures he's collected such as acorns, leaves and special rocks. I think this is the perfect place to keep them.