Carving Time Out For Family Dinner {Stouffer’s Prize Pack Giveaway} closed

Now I love candy just as much as the next person (Okay possibly a little more).  While Halloween is fun, candy, crafts and parties we can’t let it take over family time.  Welcome to Day 4 of my week long Nestle Family Halloween Party.  Today’s Giveaway is courtesy of Stouffer’s.

As a parent I think it’s very important to spend time with each other and talk about your day really just visit and have that quality time.  Too often in today’s society with soccer, dance, karate, this and that families aren’t sitting down like they used to.  And yes that includes mine.  While we may not be able to that daily we do try to make sure it happens often.

One of the ways my kids love to spend time with me outside of sitting down for dinner (or breakfast) is helping me in the kitchen. Their little minds are all about learning and helping when I am preparing anything from a frozen meal to baked chicken.  I love seeing the light in their eyes when they are helping me.  And knowing they helped pick out dinner and prepare it usually guarantees they will eat it (even as picky as they are).  Usually they prefer to help with breakfast.  Something about cracking those eggs is extra fun.

Nestle Family has oodles of yummy recipes that your kids can help with.  Pumpkin Apple Butter is one that is going to tempt your tastebuds.  Recipe is as follows:

What you need:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) of LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup of Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
  • 1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice


COMBINE pumpkin, apple, Juicy Juice, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours. Serve with buttermilk biscuits, breads, corn muffins or hot cereal. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 months.  Recipe makes 3 cups.

Check out some of the other recipes over at Nestle Family such as Pumpkin Chili Mexicana (Have I mentioned I am a HUGE pumpkin fan, speaking of which pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that my friend Jen made, must get that recipe).

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Today’s giveaway is a Stouffer’s Prize Pack that includes: 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.

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