Libby’s Get Back To The Table and a giveaway

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Sometimes we get so busy in our daily lives that we find we’ve spent less quality time with our family members than we would like. Until a couple of years ago there were times that all four of us could not end up in the same room at the same time on any given day. On most school days TJ can be found doing homework, participating in sports, playing with friends or whatever. After work I’m always doing something, like most other working moms. Hubby works and gets home late. It used to be that dinner in my house was served in two or three shifts. One shift for me and CJ. Another shift for TJ when he came in from playing with his friends. Yet another shift for RB when he got home from work at 7-7:30. After deciding that we needed to spend more time together I decided we’d all eat dinner together every night possible. Unless hubby calls and tells me he’s running super late, we all wait to eat dinner until he gets home now. We may not eat as early as some families on the nights we wait but we’re eating together and spending time together. Noone is allowed to leave the table early. Now we all get a little time together to discuss the day or whatever else is on our mind. I think it’s been good for us.

In order to promote the many different benefits of family meals, Libby’s announced that September is “Get Back To The Table” month. Libby’s has put together a website detailing the importance of regular family meals. Numerous studies have found that children that eat dinner with their family have higher grades, eat healthier, are more confident and are less likely to experiment with smoking, drinking and drugs. The site also offers recipes, grocery suggestions, shopping tips, dinner planning tools and money saving ideas. There’s even a coupon available to use with the purchase of Libby’s canned veggies. You know the ones – Libby Libby Libby, on the label label label, you will like it like it like it, on your table table table. I don’t think I mentioned there’s currently a contest going on now on the site. One lucky winner will get a trip to a Sara Evans concert and dinner with Sara and her family.

Thanks to Libby’s and Mom Central I have a copy of Sara Evans Greatest Hits CD to give away to one winner. To enter visit the Libby’s Get Back To The Table website and take a look around. Be sure to look at the recipes page. Come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me what CANvenient recipe you’d like to try. Contest ends Monday 09/22/08 at 11:59 pm est. To be eligible comments must contain the information requested. US addresses only please. Good luck to all who enter.


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sandy September 16, 2008 - 8:51 pm

Cornbread Chicken Casserole is what looks good…love libbys.Libbys though needs to have the option of send me coupons because no stores- walmart and target included in my area take inet coupons due to excessive fraud.

amandasue September 16, 2008 - 9:51 pm

The tex mex salad sounds yummy!!!

loki September 16, 2008 - 11:40 pm

I want to try the Kicked-Up Mac and Cheese!

Cheryl Free September 17, 2008 - 11:28 am

I’d like to try Hamburger Stroganoff – it sounds so easy 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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Charlotte September 17, 2008 - 12:16 pm

The Mexican Tortilla Soup sounds good to me, and it looks really easy!

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Colleen September 17, 2008 - 1:55 pm

Cheesy peas sounds good, and we always need to eat more veggies! Thanks!

Kerrie September 17, 2008 - 4:06 pm

The Herbed Chicken and Veggies sounds great…I know my whole family would love it. Thanks for the contest!


Rebecca September 17, 2008 - 4:16 pm

I’d like to try the Peas and Carrots Pasta…at our house we LOVE peas and we love pasta. Sounds like a good dish for us!

Krista September 18, 2008 - 1:19 am

Mmm, cornbread muffins!

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Go Amie September 18, 2008 - 11:11 am

I’d like to try the Shepherd’s Pie with Lemony Green beans!

Mama Zen September 18, 2008 - 11:20 am

Hamburger Stroganoff! Yum!

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Elizabeth M. September 19, 2008 - 10:49 am

I would really like to try the Ham-Seasoned Lima Beans! That sounds delicious!

Shannon September 20, 2008 - 8:05 am

The Ham Seasoned Lima Beans sounds good, a different way to kick up the beans!

Cindi September 21, 2008 - 9:15 pm

Hi, Great contest. I would love to try the CANvenient recipe called “Chicken and Veggie Enchiladas with Spanish Rice!” Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Angela Willis September 22, 2008 - 4:24 am

I’d go with the hamburger stroganoff as possibly connor would eat that 🙂

Heather C September 22, 2008 - 10:58 pm

I’d love to try the Baked Succotash. Sounds delish!

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