Nestle Family Virtual Halloween Party: Carving Out Time for Dinner

Nestlé Family Halloween Party

When I was little, when we got home from school on Halloween Day, only a few things were on my mind: costume, candy, makeup, candy, friends and well, CANDY. Fortunately, my Mom usually made us sit down before the craziness began in order to get some real food in our bellies before we were set loose on the treats.

Commanding my kids’ attention before trick or treating begins has proven to be quite the challenge. But, the importance of a healthy dinner before indulging in the sweets cannot be overlooked! This year, I plan on trying these “Mummy Dogs” in an effort to make dinner just as appealing as dessert (recipe from!  All you need is a can of pre-made biscuits, turkey hot dogs or veggie dogs, and cheese sauce (a vegan cheese sauce recipe can be found here).  Simply roll out the biscuit dough, lay a hot dog on the dough, spread on some cheese sauce and wrap up your “mummy.”  Bake according to the package directions and don’t forget to leave room to decorate the face (yellow mustard works well!).  Looking for a more adult alternative?  Try this Pumkpin Chili Mexicana made with Libby’s Pumpkin!


Do you need help carving out time for a family dinner this Halloween?  Nestle Family has generously offered one reader free coupons for two, family-sized Stouffer’s meals, Todd Parr’s “Let’s Fix Dinner” book, and a dinner conversation kit for the family.

How to enter:

1. Tell me your favorite fast and easy meal to make for your family!

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Stouffer’s on Facebook.

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 28th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. I received a stipend from Nestle Family for my time in generating five posts for this blog tour.


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  4. Beverly Whipple says:

    Ooohhh… tuna on toast and mac and cheese!!! yum… yum

  5. taylorbagels says:

    tuna noodle casserole

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  7. Chrystal J. says:

    My favorite fast and easy meal is veggie pizza.

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    We love chicken tenders in the house. Hubby whips them up in about 12 minutes. They are awesome, better than any others I’ve ever tried.
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  12. Pasta and pesto!

  13. Mac & cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches.

  14. Stouffers lasagna, green salad and french bread is our go to meal
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  16. Debbie Bellows says:
  17. My favorite quick and easy meal is no peek chicken! Thanks.

  18. It’s usually homemade pizza or quesadillas.

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  20. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I love to cook the Stouffer’s meatloaf and add veggies , applesauce and mashed potatoes.

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway…our family’s favorite fast/easy meal is spaghetti & meatballs; we keep a supply of frozen homemade meatballs at the ready !

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  29. Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite fast and easy meal is Chili

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  32. Spaghetti & cheesy garlic bread.