One of the things that quickly to pops in my mind when I think of my early childhood is my grandparents’ home. It was the mirror image of our home, as they lived on one side of one of the duplexes that they owned and we lived on the other side. One of the rooms I remember with especially fond memories was the kitchen. Surrounded by its 1970s linoleum, wallpaper, and counters, it was full of activity.
I can so clearly remember when I used to open one of the lazy susans in my grandparents’ kitchen to find the glass jar of bullion cubes so I could build pyramids with them. I still think of those pyramids every time I grab the glass jar with bullion cubes out of one of my own cabinets. Life goes by in a blink, doesn’t it?
Sometimes the days can seem so long, but the years just zoom by. There was a time that I was that little pig-tailed girl visiting my grandparents and building bullion cube pyramids, and now I’m a mom of three kids who, within a four year period of time, helped to care for each of those grandparents at the end of their lives.
Now, I know that at this point you may be thinking, “Wait, Angie. What does this all have to do with Marie Callender’s desserts? I know I saw at the beginning of the post that this was a sponsored post. What does this have to do with your grandparents?”
Well, it’s because I remember something else when our family all got together at my grandparents’ house. My grandma and other women of the family would spend so much of their time in the kitchen preparing for our meal and dessert, as well as a ton of clean up time.
Life goes by so quickly, and I’ve learned that while time working away all day in the kitchen can be fine sometimes, often it is so much more rewarding to be able to devote that time to connecting with family and friends.
One way that we have worked toward doing that more has been to have simpler meals when we have family gatherings. We also have things like Marie Callender’s homemade desserts to help us savor every precious, sweet moment of being together.
I love how they feature made-from-scratch crusts and they taste deliciously homemade. Plus, I dig that neither of those pies need to be baked, which meant that my oven was free for the dinner I was making. I think what my family loved was that not only were the pies delicious, but I wasn’t frazzled from running around. Oh, and the kids were pretty pleased about those beautiful real chocolate curls on the top of the Chocolate Satin Pie. Mom’s in a good mood and there are chocolate curls? Bonus!
With the holidays coming up, it’s a perfect time to decide to savor time with your family and get out of the kitchen by serving homemade quality desserts like Marie Callender’s pies. You know what? Those pies are pretty delicious after Taco Tuesday too. It’s doesn’t have to be a holiday to enjoy pie!
Marie Callender’s desserts are available at most major grocery stores nationwide, and you can read more about the varieties and where you can find them on the Marie Callender’s website. You can also follow Marie Callender’s on Facebook and Pinterest.
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