This post has been sponsored by the DINTY MOORE® Brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now that our kids are out of the infant and toddler stages, we're really enjoying the freedom to get outdoors with them. They're just so much more...portable? Maybe self-sufficient would be a better word. Gone are the days of diapers, potty training, and nap time! I might miss the latter a little bit but the trade-off has been enjoying much more flexibility with our travels. In the last year we've gone cabin camping, boat fishing, horseback riding on the beach, geocaching, and hiking through state parks. Kudos to the parents who do all of this with preschoolers, but we just weren't that brave!
This year we're hoping to enjoy our first family tent-camping experience. In the meantime, we're prepping the kids with stargazing, campfires, and meals in the back yard. We'll bring dinner outdoors and let the kids run wild on their play set while Hubs and I unplug and relax.
On nights like this, dinner couldn't be any easier for me to prepare. Perfect for camping or backyard dinners like ours, DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew is full of real meat, potatoes, and vegetables and can easily be heated over a fire.
With no prep-work for me (and hardly any cleanup, either!) I can spend dinnertime around the fire with my family and chasing lightning bugs with the kids.
Our family goes way back with the DINTY MOORE® brand. When Hubs and I were first married, he was building beach homes and needed a hearty meal option to bring to job sites. When you're working that hard, you need something filling! With no access to a fridge or microwave, we had to get creative. One solution was to bring a thermos full of DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew so he had something rich and energizing to keep building until the end of the work day.
Fast forward to today and Mr. Master Carpenter is busting out all kind of crazy projects for all kinds of cool companies. He may have brought his hustle indoors to the shop, but he still needs something to fuel him through the work day. It's just a little simpler now that he has access to a microwave.
Whether he's enjoying it for lunch or dinner, Hubs can count on DINTY MOORE® Beef Stew as fuel for his projects at work and at home. I may have to stock up on it if I ever want my kitchen cabinets finished!
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Wish us luck with our first tent camp! I think we'll stick to the back yard at first in case the kiddos get spooked. Experienced family campers, what tips do you have for tent-camping with kids for the first time?