This post brought to you by Marie Callender’s. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fun Family Crafts. With the holiday season gearing up, things can sure get hectic – especially at dinner time! On a busy weeknight recently, I was so glad that I’d picked up some frozen Marie Callender’s Turkey Pot Pies when I was at the grocery store. They really made getting dinner on the table a snap. Preparation doesn’t get a whole lot easier than putting them on a cookie sheet and popping them in the oven! I was able to get some things done while they baked in the oven. When they were ready, I had a delicious hot dinner – and I didn’t have to be the one to make it! The chunks of turkey were tender and the vegetables were perfectly done, too. The gravy, of course, pulled everything together. If you have big eaters in your family, you could also serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and a vegetable like green beans.
Here’s how you can help the troops for FREE!
When you’re cleaning up after dinner, don’t forget to save your box! Enter the 8 digit code from the back of the box into Comforts From Home. For every code entered, Marie Callender’s will donate $.50 to the USO2GO program. USO2GO is a USO program that brings kits filled with electronics, sports gear, books, games and more to troops stationed in remote locations around the world. These USO2GO kits help to transform a remote base into a place where troops can organize a pick-up football game, relax in beanbag chairs and swap stories, or send e-mails to loved ones back home. As a proud military sister and aunt, I know that kits like this make a huge difference in morale while our soldiers, sailors and marines are far away from friends and family for extended periods of time. I need to feed my family dinner, our service members need a pick-me-up: everyone wins! Visit ComfortsfromHome.com to learn more about how you can join Marie Callender’s in helping to bring a little bit of home sweet home to our U.S. service men and women overseas. Another way you can help is through Project Thunderclap. You may have already heard of it, but for those who haven’t, it is a tool that helps promote wider reach of messages by broadcasting them at the same time through the social media channels of friends – or in this case, a large group of consumers promoting the same good cause. In the coming weeks, the Marie team will start reaching out to consumers through the brand’s Facebook page to get them to sign up to be part of the Thunderclap which will launch on Sunday, 11/30 if we meet our supporter goal. Think of it like this: a person sees the link to the Marie CFH Thunderclap page on Marie Callender’s Facebook, clicks it and lands on the Marie Thunderclap page where they can sign up to support Marie Callender’s Comforts from Home through Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr. Then on 11/30 the pre-populated Marie Callender’s Comforts from Home message will be automatically posted on that person’s feed and our message is seen by thousands and incremental codes are entered! You can sign up to support this effort RIGHT NOW by visiting Thunderclap here. The message, Help the USO & Marie Callender’s Meals bring the #ComfortsFromHome to troops overseas. Enter the on-pack code today! Marie Callender’s will hopefully encourage thousands to enter the on-pack code and therefore drive donations to USO2GO. Don’t forget to enter yours!