It’s seems that every year the Holiday festivities take up more and more of our time as a family. This week, for instance, we have an activity every single night! That is why I knew that we needed to spend some family time and I am so glad we did! One of our favorite things to do as a family is to make an easy dinner and watch a family movie together.
My family knows that if I am fixing an elaborate meal that I will be too tired to watch the movie later on! So at Walmart we picked up some Stouffer’s Lasagna and Marzetti New York brand Texas Toast. I love fixing easy meals like this where all I have to do is turn the oven on and put it in! It is SO good too! It’s not often you can find frozen foods that taste homemade, but Stouffer’s Lasagna does! The Stouffer’s Family sized Lasagna box also had a coupon peelie for a free Wonka Candy bag with the purchase of the Texas Toast and Lasagna! My little ones were thrilled about that! 😉 See my entire shopping trip on Google Plus!
The movie we picked to buy was Ice Age 3! I figured that since Ice Age 4 was coming out on DVD this week it was about time to watch Ice Age 3 again! We made this cute Ice Age Jello Dessert to celebrate our time together watching the movie! The girls helped me think of ways that we could make the dessert Ice Age themed. I think it turned out So cute! It was very yummy too!
They loved decorating their own cup of jello and whipped cream! (I have added the recipe for these at the bottom of the post too.)
Mmm… We were all so hungry once the food was plated. We ended up eating every bite of Lasagna there was! They may not look like it, but my girls can EAT!
Baby Love was scarfing down her plate while she watched the movie!
We were all laughing so hard throughout the movie! I caught Pinkie Pie mid laugh here:
One of the best things about the Ice Age movies is that they hold the interest of adults as well as kids. This really is a movie that the whole family can enjoy together!
Once we were all finished with the meal it was time to cuddle up in our blankets for the rest of the movie!
Well… until the credits started rolling! They just couldn’t resist dancing around to “Walk the Dinosaur”! As you can see… we had a wonderful time together!
We can’t wait to get the Ice Age 4 DVD that comes out today (Dec. 11th) and make another family movie night out of it! What are your favorite ways to spend time with your family?
Ice Age Jello Dessert
- 1 3 oz. package of blue colored jello
- 1 can whipped cream or homemade
- 1 jar sprinkles
- 1 tube blue gel icing
- 4 9 oz. size clear plastic cups
- edible glitter or sanding sugar in white color
- mini acorns (see recipe here: https://sprinklesomefun.com/chocolate-acorns.html
- Make the jello according to the box direction. Fill the cups with the jello and let it set up according to the time specified on the box. Once the jello is firm and completely set top it with whipped cream. Make a zig zag line in the middle with the blue gel and place a mini acorn cookie in the middle. Sprinkle with sanding sugar or edible glitter for a snow look. Enjoy!
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