Making Dinner Easy With McCain Potatoes

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCain Foods. I received a sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.

Making dinner easy with McCain potatoes

When I was a kid, my family and I ate dinner together every night.  My grandmother made us such delicious meals, and every single one of them was from scratch, often taking her several hours each afternoon.

One of my dad’s favorite things to eat is a potato, and I remember eating potatoes almost every night as a kid.  In fact, one of our best-loved meals was steaks on the grill with homemade french fries and a green salad on the side.  My grandma and I (and later, my brother and I) would work together in the kitchen to prepare everything, and let me tell you, it took a long time to peel and cut all the potatoes for dinner, even with two of us doing the job.

Making childhood dinner memories

Eating dinner together as a family every night is very important to my husband and me. It’s a way for all four of us to connect after a long day of school and work, and we love hearing about everyone’s day.  More often than not, my husband and daughter are hungry and ready to eat as soon as they get home.

I want to recreate my childhood dinner memories for my own family, but, frankly, I just don’t have time to make a healthy dinner completely from scratch every night.  That’s why I rely on high-quality products like McCain potatoes to help me out in the kitchen.

Getting dinner on the table quickly

McCain potatoes makes it so easy to get dinner on the table for my hungry family in a hurry.  Just this past weekend, after a crazy busy day at church, I found myself with a hungry crowd and little time to get some food on the table.  While I prepared some turkey burgers on the stove, McCain’s 5 Minute Fries were baking in the oven.

The kids were happy with the yummy fries, and glad that they didn’t have to wait too long for them!

McCain offers lots of variety

McCain potatoes help moms in the kitchen

Not only does McCain offer quick-cooking 5 Minute Fries, but you can also pick up their Sweet Potato Fries (helping get some extra nutrition into your kids), Smiles potatoes, shredded hashbrowns (which you can use for this yummy potato side dish!), and many more varieties, making kitchen duty a whole lot easier!

Thanks to McCain potatoes, I’m able to quickly put a healthy and nutritious meal on the table for my family, and actually have time to sit and enjoy their company.  I hope my kids feel the same!

McCain Grocery Goodness Giveaway

McCain Potatoes is running a Facebook Contest where they will select 1 winner each week (8 winners total) to receive a $500 grocery store gift card!  Head over now to enter!

Contestants can also check out the Grocery Goodness Giveaway tab for to receive a $1 off coupon off any 1 bag of McCain Potato products!

Chime in: Do you eat dinner as a family every night?  What kind of side dishes do you like to serve?


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3 thoughts on “Making Dinner Easy With McCain Potatoes”

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    My kids love the McCain Smiles potatoes. We haven’t bought them in forever, but I think I’ll have to add them to my next grocery list! We love to serve veggies as sides. I love being able to quickly through frozen broccoli or corn into a saucepan with water and seasoning for a quick side dish.

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    I don’t think I’ve seen McCain potatoes products here and I’m bummed. But I’m definitely going to look everywhere I go now…:) Thanks for the information and review! And I loved reading a little about your childhood and good memories. We love to eat together nightly as well. Sometimes my husband doesn’t make it home in time (and my girl goes to bed by 7 and is ready for dinner by 5:30) so she eats before he gets home, but that happens about once a week. I think eating together builds such a strong foundation for children and the entire family dynamic.

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    We often have potatoes as a side dish for dinner. I know my son would love the 5 minute fries. He loves fries but hates waiting for the homemade ones to get done. Thanks for sharing about the McCain products. I don’t think we have them here as I have never seen them while shopping.

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