My oldest daughter, Grace, decided to come home from college for the holiday weekend, and even better she brought her roommate, Ashley, with her.Â They wanted to get away from schoolwork and relax for a little while.Â This called for some family fun, so we planned a Family Game Night picnic centering around the DipDipHooray theme.
Since the girls coming home for the weekend involved a 4 hour round trip drive for me, the last thing I wanted after the long drive on Friday was a complicated dinner to put together!Â So I headed to Walmart to pick up some easy things to throw together for a fun dinner.Â We got Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Tyson Chicken Nuggets and Ore-Ida French Fries to have a dinner that was easy and that the kids would enjoy.
After we got a bunch of good things to eat we checked out the selection of Family Games from Hasbro to figure out what to play after dinner.Â You can see the details of my entire shopping trip in my Google Plus album here.
Once I got home with the girls on Friday, I put together a quick dinner using the Chicken Nuggets and Fries.Â I made some macaroni and cheese and a salad to make dinner complete, and we had something for everyone. In addition, the Chicken Nuggets bag had a recipe for Kickinâ€™ Ketchup on the back, which is combination of Ketchup, Cajun seasoning and Hot Sauce.Â I decided we had to try that for dipping the nuggets!
The dinner was put together quickly, and we ate it outside on the deck so we could enjoy the gorgeous weather and relax.
The Kickinâ€™ Ketchup was great, and added some nice spiciness to the standard tomato taste.Â My son said it was the best dinner Iâ€™d made in a while, which is kind of depressing when I consider how much more effort I put into other recent meals!Â But I guess sometimes simple and easy is the way to go.
After dinner we had to pick game for our Family Game Night.Â I found out that most of the games in our game cabinet are from Hasbro, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Bop It!, Risk, Clue, Battleship, Twister, Scribblish and multiple versions of Trivial Pursuit.Â We decided the only way to pick was to let Ashley choose, since she was the guest after all!Â She wanted to try Clue: The World of Harry Potter.
We had a great time playing this variation on the standard Clue game, although we discovered a table with an umbrella in the middle is not ideal for games, and ended up moving inside.Â With six of us playing it took a long time to finish the game, since everyone got so few cards.Â It was amusing to see my husband, the only one who is not a big Harry Potter fan, get confused and stumble over all the names and spells.
We had a fun night, and enjoyed spending some time together as a family that didnâ€™t revolve around electronic devices!Â Family games are a great way to get the whole family laughing and talking together.
Right now Tyson and Heinz are sponsoring a fun #DipDipHooray sweepstakes.Â You can use the UPC codes from the Tyson, Ore-Ida and Heinz products to unlock fun games and play.Â This weekâ€™s game is Operation, and it was quite amusing to play it online.
You can connect with Heinz, Tyson and Ore-Ida on Facebook and twitter at the links below to learn more about their products.
- Heinz Twitter: https://twitter.com/DipandSqueeze
- Tyson Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClubTysonLive
- Tyson Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TysonChickenNuggets
- Heinz Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeinzKetchup
- Ore-Ida Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oreidapotatoes
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Biasâ„¢ Social FabricÂ® Community.Â This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Biasâ„¢ Tyson and Heinz #CBias #SocialFabricÂ All opinions are my own.