Sunday, July 25, 2010

Share The Table:Delicious Meals With Barilla

Barilla Pastas and Sauces continue to be a family sanity-saver at our home! We really enjoy their delicious, light sauce recipes and wholesome pastas for our weekly pasta dinner nights. That's one of the "tricks" I incorporate into my meal planning to ensure a number of full house dinner table gatherings for us. Our schedules become hectic once school begins this fall, so I was thrilled to discover the great, innovative recipes at

Chef Mario Batelli really sparked my cooking imagination as I gathered the kids to help prepare a wonderfully easy and nutritious meal from his recipes available on the Barilla website. We tried the Basic Tomato Sauce with their hearty wholegrain pasta - magnifico! The sauce even has the added benefit of fresh grated carrots to help everyone get some added veggies! Serve with some fresh garlic bread and tossed salad makes for a lovely evening without stressing out the cook! Be sure to try the Barilla Whole Grain pasta and Take The Barilla Challenge - visit to learn more:
If you don't love it, you'll get a free box of your favorite Barilla Pasta.

Here are some fun tips from Mario for Sharing the Table at your home:
* Dont' begin to clear the table until everyone has finished eating - linger awhile.
* Serve dessert separately from dinner - a little later and with new place setting - so you have a reason to sit down together again.
* When conversing at the table, don't interrogate your kids - let questions come naturally.
* Linger at the table after the last bite has been eater - tell a joke or a family story.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our Favorite Movie So Far This Summer....

Go see this's hysterically funny! Perfect for a fun afternoon with the fam to cool off from the summer heat....light and positive. Steve Carrelle is wonderful. The littlest orphan, Agnes, has my favorite line, "It's so fluffy!!!!"
3D effects are great..very colorful and interesting...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Kids Bowl Free This Summer - Expanded Locations!

Kids Bowl Free is the program that provides 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer at over 975 locations from coast to coast and Canada...
you just need to pay for shoe rentals.

We are thoroughly enjoying the Kids Bowl Free promo offer. Several of our friends have joined on our recommendation. Bowling is the quintessential family activity - light competition, light exercise, cooler temp during the hot summer months, and educational building of math and science concepts! I have loved bowling since my childhood, so it's a natural fit to share this with my children. You can reconnect with everyone while enjoying the game: unlike video games, movies or many other activities, you can pause and talk/make eye contact while playing.

New bowling partner locations were added this week - Kids Bowl Free if you live near:

1. Chippers Lanes (Horsetooth Center) - Fort Collins, CO - Phone 970-226-6327
2. Chippers Lanes (Estes Park Center) - Estes Park, CO - Phone 970-586-8625
3. Chippers Lanes (Broomfield Center) - Broomfield, CO - Phone 303-466-9700
4. Chippers Lanes (College Center) - Fort Collins, CO - Phone 970-484-4777
5. Let It Roll - Phoenix, AZ 85020 - Phone 602-944-4401
6. Mira Mesa Lanes - San Diego, CA - Phone 858-578-0500
7. Gold Country Lanes - Sutter Creek, CA - Phone 209-223-3334
8. Jonesboro Bowling Center - Jonesboro, AR - Phone 870-972-5270
9. Bowl Newport - Newport, AR - Phone 870-897-3799
10. Albany Bowl - Albany, CA - 510-526-8818
11. Clover Lanes - Rochester, NY - Phone 585-244-1484
12. T-Bowl - Wayne, NJ - Phone 973-694-5800
13. Conway Family Bowl - Conway, AR - 501-329-2638
14. Hamilton Lanes - Hamilton Twp, NJ - Phone 609-585-2400
15. All Fam Bowling Center - Cabot, AR - Phone 501-941-3225
16. Lodi Lanes - Lodi, NJ - Phone (973) 471-7100
17. Galaxy Lanes - Fort Myers, FL - Phone 239-986-2695
18. Hickam Bowling Center - Hickam AFB, HI - Phone 808-449-5273
19. Frontier Lanes - Warwick, NY
20. Ice Lanes - Sterling, CO - Phone 970-522-3331
21. Thunderbird Lanes - Warminster, PA - Phone 215-674-8250
22. Chalet Lanes - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Phone 608-254-8727
23. Thunderbird Lanes - Philadelphia, PA - Phone 215-464-7171
24. North Bend Lanes - North Bend, OR - Phone 541-756-0571
25. Thunderbird Lanes - Willow Grove, PA - Phone 215-659-1715
26. Fireside Lanes - Citrus Heights, CA - Phone 916-725-2101
27. Thunderbird Lanes - Philadelphia, PA - Phone 215-743-2521
28. Thunder Strikes Bowling Center - Sublette, KS - Phone 620-675-8529
29. Kearny Mesa Bowl - San Diego, CA - Phone 858-279-1501
30. Meridian Bowling Lanes - Meridian, ID - Phone 208-888-2048
31. Gardner Ten Pins - Gardner, MA - Phone 978-632-0010
32. Max Bowl East - Baytown, TX - Phone 281-427-4771
33. Fire Lanes - Brush, CO - Phone 970-842-2620
34. Max Bowl North - Humble, TX - Phone 281-540-2800
35. Grandview Lanes - Van, BC - Phone 604-253-2747
36. Thunderbird Bowl (Brandon) - Brandon, MB 204-727-2695


Here's What You Need To Do:
#1 - Go To
#2 - Register their family
#3 - Upgrade to the optional family pass so that up to 4 adults can enjoy the same great 2 FREE game offer every day.
#4 - Have a bunch of fun this summer spending more time with your family.

See you at the lanes!

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