Easy BBQ Night with Mom Made

Mom Made’s dishing out our Top 10 favorite recipes to place on your dinner table! Here’s a quick and easy meal for your family to enjoy brought to you by Mom Made and Pork Barrel.

Serves: 4

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Turkey Meatball bites
  • 1 box Mom Made Cheesy Mac

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    Picture from My BJ’s Wholesale

  • 1 cup Pork Barrel Sweet BBQ Sauce

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Puncture 3 small holes in over wrap of each box of Mom Made Cheesy Mac .
  • Place Cheesy Mac in the microwave on high for two minutes.
  • Stir and reheat for one minute.
  • Serve meatballs with BBQ sauce and have mac and cheese as a side.
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Meatball Enchiladas

Mom Made’s dishing out our Top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table. We’ve teamed up with Sky Valley to bring you this delicious Mexican classic.

Serves: 4

Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites

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  • 12 6 inch Corn Tortillas
  • Olive Oil non-stick cooking spray
  • 2-3 cups Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese Blend
  • 1 bottle Sky Valley Enchilada Sauce

Directions

  • Combine meatballs with 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • Spread ½ cup of the enchilada sauce over bottom of baking dish.
  • Spray each tortilla with olive oil non-stick spray
  • Fill each with about 1/3 cup of the meatball/cheese mixture.
  • Roll each tortilla up tightly with mixture in the middle and place in baking dish, seamed side down.
  • Squeeze remaining enchilada sauce out of bottle onto rolled enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle dish with remaining cheese.
  • In 375 degree oven, bake casserole for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted on top.

Plum Sauce Meatballs with Broccoli Slaw

Mom Made’s dishing out our Top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! We’ve teamed up with Organicville to bring you this different and sweet meal.

Serves: 4

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites
  • 1 bag of Broccoli Slaw
  • 1 cup of Organicville Plum Sauce

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    Picture from Check it Out Avesta

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Place broccoli slaw bag in the microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  • Toss meatballs, slaw and sauce.
  • Serve warm.

Mom Made Rainbow Salad

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Picture via Trainer Momma

Mom Made’s dishing out our top 10 Favorite recipes to put on your dinner table! We’ve teamed up with Justin’s to bring you this delicious and quick Rainbow Salad recipe.

Serves: 4

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Salad:

  • 1 (8 oz) box Mom Made Italian Style Beef Meatball Bites
  • 1 bag your Choice of Salad Mix
  • 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 cup of Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup of Red Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 cup of Cucumbers (sliced)

Almond Butter Salad Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • 1/8 cup Tamari (or Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • 2/3 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp. Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Italian Style Beef Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Cut up carrots, peppers and cucumbers.
  • Whisk all salad dressing ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Toss all ingredients in a bowl and serve.

Hummus and Meatball Wrap

Mom Made’s dishing out one of our favorite recipes to put on your dinner table. We’ve teamed up with Justin’s to bring you this appetizing Mediterranean dish.

Serves: 4

Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz) box of Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites

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    Picture via taste.com

  • 3 tbsp of Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
  • 1 can of Garbanzo beans
  • 1 tsp of Cumin
  • 2 tsp of Oil
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 1 tsp of Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 4 Whole Wheat Tortilla Wraps
  • Lettuce
  • 1 Cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of Feta Cheese

Directions:

  • Place Mom Made Turkey Meatballs in the microwave on high for 60 seconds.
  • Rinse and drain can of garbanzo beans.
  • Place garbanzo beans, almond butter, cumin, lemon juice, oil , water and salt in blender until mixed.
  • Spread hummus on tortillas.
  • Layer lettuce, feta, cucumbers and meatballs.
  • Wrap tortilla tightly.

5 Reasons to Make the Effort for Family Dinners

The busy schedules of both parents and kids make it difficult to have “family dinners” regularly. The benefits that come with regularly eating together at the table are a good reminder why the effort is so important. These are our top 5 reasons why you should make family dinners a priority!

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1. Children who routinely have family dinners are less likely to start smoking and drinking, or have an eating disorder.

2. It takes 8-10 times of trying something new before kids develop a taste for it.

3. Studies show that setting time aside to have a family dinner can reduce stress.

4. Use dinner-time to get to know what’s going on with your family members and stay close to them. Ask about the best part of their day and anything they might need help with.

5. Gratitude is strongly associated with happiness, and family meals are a great time to practice it. Have everyone at the table name one reason they’re thankful today.

Back to the Dinner Table Entertainment Tips!

We know that sitting down as a family isn’t always easy with soccer practice, piano lessons and ballet going on, but we encourage you to scroll thru our top 5 ways to spend time as a family at dinner.

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  1. Make dinner-time a giggle fest by playing “Would You Rather.” It’s simple: Pose a dilemma like “Would you rather eat a Brussels sprout or eat a bug?” and have everyone answer. Laughter guaranteed!

2. Dinner-time can be fun and profound when you ask new questions and get a conversation started. Try, “if you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?” or “If you could travel back in time, where would you go?”

3. Get your kids involved in dinner prep. They’ll feel a sense of pride eating what they’ve created!

4. Make dinnertime story time! Have one family member start the story with a sentence like, “Once upon a time there was a boy named Jimmy with a pet hippopotamus.” The next person continues the story with another sentence, and so on until you have one wild narrative.

5. Make your family dinner a special event by creating a festive atmosphere. Light candles, play music, use different place settings- maybe even dress up!