This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.
Coming up with ways to hang out with your kids (aside from driving them to/from activities, running errands, helping them with homework, and the like) isn’t always easy, but it’s SO nice when it happens! When you’re doing something other than hounding them to finish their chores, it reminds you … hey, I really like you! You are fun to hang out with! :)
I think it’s especially tough for parents to find this time when they don’t have a shared interest with their child. I could take my girls shopping or to a nail salon or to a girly movie all day long, but it’s safe to say my husband would take a hard pass on all those activities (haha).
So, I’m excited to share a creative way dads and daughters CAN hang out together, and do something productive in the process (bonus)—by cooking a Blue Apron dinner! Blue Apron is a longtime sponsor of ours—don’t miss the Special Deal they are offering down below!—so we tried this idea out the other night at our house, and just check out these two…
The tween (almost teen) actually emerged from her bedroom … what a wonder! And hung out with her dad! Plus, they made dinner on a night when I had to be gone with our other daughter for several hours at her sports practice. Now, that is a win-win if I’ve ever seen one.
What I love about Blue Apron meals, aside from the fact that they get people in the kitchen actually cooking, is that their kits come with all the ingredients and instructions you need so it’s super easy to hand it off to anyone in your family. While it’s not always perfectly real food, I’m usually the one who cooks dinner and therefore knows what’s going on with ingredients, recipes, etc. But that is not the case with Blue Apron. Absolutely anyone can take on the responsibility! Bring it on.
I asked Blue Apron for a deal so you can try this at home…
- The first 50 people to sign up here will get $80 off over their first four weeks.
Whether you’ve got a dad and daughter, or mother and son, or even have a special someone in your life (just in time for Valentine’s Day) that you’d love to spend some quality time with … I think you’d be surprised how fun this is! And don’t forget about the yummy food you’d be making in the process.
How Blue Apron Works:
- Blue Apron allows you to skip meal planning and grocery shopping.
- Get quality ingredients delivered right to your door in a refrigerated box.
- Each week you can choose from 11 meals, including plant-forward, vegetarian, carb-conscious, Mediterranean, diabetes-friendly, and WW™ approved.
- Choose from a 2 Person Plan or a 4 Person Plan.
- Meals can be prepared in 40 minutes or less and only the necessary ingredients are sent.
- It’s a fun way to try different ingredients and new spices/flavorings!
The first 50 people to sign up here will get $80 off over their first 4 weeks of Blue Apron! Valid for first-time meal plan subscribers only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.