I think that eating a meal together is one of the most important things a family can do to stay connected.Â Even when my familly is busy we try to sit down together for an evening meal, so we can talk about our days.Â It doesnâ€™t have to be a fancy or leisurely meal, simple things can be just as meaningful.
Right now we are very busy because my daughter has dance and part-time job, and my son has Boy Scouts and sports.Â Naturally these activities conflict, and many nights my husband and I are driving in different directions, with different kids, and we donâ€™t all make it home until after 8pm.Â So dinner is one of the few times we have to connect as a family.
Adding a touch like a new drink in elegant glasses can make a quick meal fun.Â So to add some excitement to our weeknight meals I recently picked up some Lipton Tea and Honey pitcher packets for my family to enjoy.
I decided we should try the Blackberry Pomegranate flavor Iced Green Tea.Â I have never had Iced Green Tea before, and I thought it sounded delicious.Â I have heard green tea is supposed to be healthy because it is high in antioxidants, so it seemed like a good idea to try it as iced tea.Â You can see all the details of my shopping trip to Walmart in my #FamilyTeaTime Google Plus album.
To go along with the Iced Tea I worked for
hours minutes creating a gourmet meal, consisting of pre-made pizza and apples.
I also got out the fancy pitcher my husband gave me for Christmas a few years ago, and our martini and mixed drink glasses, so we could make the dinner seem more elegant.Â I used to not use this glasswear much, because it needs to be hand washed.Â But my kids do the dishes most of the time now, so why not use it?
The martini glasses full of Iced Tea were a huge hit.Â I guess it makes the kids feel more grown up to be drinking Iced Tea Martinis.
We rarely have anything to drink with dinner other than water or milk, so this made a fun change for the family.Â And the Iced Tea only has 5 calories, so it is not filling us up with empty calories.Â We all liked the taste, and I was surprised that it tasted quite different from the Black Tea Iced Tea with Lemon that we usually get.
We had a good meal together before heading out in different directions, and enjoyed using the Iced Tea to make a very basic meal more memorable.Â You can learn more about Lipton Teas on Facebook or @lipton on twitter.Â And let me know your tips for making family meal time special!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective BiasÂ®Â Social FabricÂ® Community.Â This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Biasâ„¢ and Lipton #CBias #SocialFabricÂ All opinions are my own.