Look at their beautiful faces, filled with excitement and joy as they run to their grandparents for the night. It’s one of those truly blissful moments as a parent but you can’t show your happiness too much, party poppers and fireworks as they leave aren’t allowed. It’s a rare night off for us as we don’t ever get babysitters. In fact, I can’t remember the last time that we went out for a meal, as just the two of us. But this weekend is our weekend, you see two weeks ago it was the 16th anniversary of our first date. How did we celebrate? Well, we didn’t and the day almost passed us by.
But this weekend, on the spur of the moment, the girls were heading off to their grandparents and we did what any parents would do: we decided to have a movie night with delicious food.
We generally always eat as a family, only having meals that the girls also enjoy to keep it simple. But tonight it was different; in our freezer, we have a section that is just for us and it's called 'the good stuff': an Indian selection, spring rolls, chocolate éclairs plus cheese and onion rolls.
I tried to make this a little bit special, so whilst the wind and rain were battering the house outside, the lights got turned off and a few candles were lit.
The #poweroffrozen is the fact it's so easy to cook on the spur of the moment and we've found our food waste has been cut. We can cook the exact quantity exactly that we want and keep the rest for the next time. This meant that on our movie night we could have a selection of everything and boy did we enjoy it.
We haven't been to the cinema for many years, so we've missed out on many films but looking through the channels we arrived at 'Bad Moms' and with the girls out we thought this would be the perfect funny film for us.
The film was exactly what we needed and with all the food right there it meant we didn't have to keep getting up and missing parts of the movie. Why go to the cinema when you can enjoy all this food in the comfort of your own home?
The Indian Platter that we had was amazing and it was so nice to enjoy without having to go to our local and pick it up. Straight in the oven and then within 15 minutes it was cooked. It's yummy, convenient and we didn't waste any of it. According to my wife, the chocolate éclairs were as scrumptious as if they were fresh and doubts anyone would be able to taste the difference.
So next time you find yourself childfree grab yourself some frozen party food and a good movie.
This post is in collaboration with Iceland Foods.