Summertime always feels like the busiest time of the year for us! Some things feel a little more relaxed (like our curfew) but everything else feels a little more intense (like the noise level and our summer schedule)! When summer gets crazy, keep dinner easy with frozen meals like Gorton's NEW Shrimp Bowls, and stay a little more sane this summer!
This summer has been NONSTOP for us! I can't even remember why I thought the school year felt busy. As soon as I finish unpacking from one trip, I have to start packing for the next one. If I'm not helping one child with a piano lesson, I'm helping the other fill out their library summer reading program chart, or explaining a summer school worksheet, or trying for the third time to get the baby to take her nap despite the noisy house. Between arranging play dates, breaking up fights, and washing load after load of sandy towels and swimsuits, I'm finding it really difficult to carve out even an hour to make a homemade dinner. On our busiest days when I need to keep dinner easy, I'm happy to turn to the freezer for quick meals that will make the kids happy. This summer, we've been stocking our fridge with Gorton's Seafood products because my husband and I love cooking with fish in the warmer months. I enjoy serving Gorton's fish fillets on top of salads, making Baja Fish Tacos, and Gorton's Simply Bake Salmon with mango salsa is a repeat meal for sure.
This month, I was so excited to see something new in the freezer section! Gorton's has three delicious shrimp bowls and they are simplifying our lives in all the right ways! They are microwavable, individual servings in three delightful varieties that are making everyone happy.
Gorton's Shrimp Bowls
Another reason why these shrimp bowls are such a hit at our house: my kids LOVE shrimp! Is that weird? These meals are actually pretty appealing to my kids because they love the rice, the noodles, the shrimp, and the fun colors. They think it's a big treat to have the individual bowl all to themselves too.
My son's favorite is the Chili-Lime Rice and Beans. Gorton's really nailed the chili and lime flavors. Both are immediately detectable but they aren't too spicy or overwhelming. The entire bowl tastes perfectly seasoned with real flavors.
My favorite is the Stir Fry with Soba Noodles! It has the perfect amount of added vegetables and the shrimp is the perfect texture. I could eat a Gorton's shrimp bowl every day this summer and never get sick of these.
Thanks to these quick meals, I have a lot more time to enjoy my kids this summer! It's a totally crazy time of life right now, but I'm learning to enjoy every fleeting moment of it.
Give yourself a break in the kitchen while you enjoy the best months of the year! Pick up Gorton's Shrimp Bowls in your freezer section, keep dinner easy, and spend a little more time with your family this summer!