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If you have kids of any age, you are probably aware there’s a big family movie opening today! Yes, you guessed it, EPIC The Movie is opening in theaters nationwide today!
We are a big family, with kids of all ages, so we enjoy attending movies that we can all enjoy. We appreciate movies that appeal to our youngest two with the colors and animation, as well as our teens with humor and cool characters, and my husband and I love family movies that contain all of those things and are well written to where we enjoy the story and the message as well.
Well, EPIC The Movie is a 3D CG film, and comes from the same people that brought us ICE AGE and RIO. Both films are in heavy rotation in our home, mainly for the little ones. But they’re such great movies that we enjoy them too, the songs and the characters, and there’s always those little things you catch that you may not have noticed the last few times you watched it. With a family like ours, everything we watch is family oriented so you can imagine our excitement to see EPIC The Movie!
Check out this trailer, and maybe you’ll join in our excitement!
I can already tell by the previews that the characters are well developed. The majority of the story takes place in a fantasy world, and there is a hero group (Mub, Grub, NK and Nod) that is trying to save their world from the bad guys who want to destroy it. It’s that great story of good versus evil, and the whole family will be on the edge of their seats! I can’t wait!
We have plans to see this movie tonight, and with a family our size that can be a hectic thing to prepare for. Last weekend we went on a shopping trip to Sam’s Club to pick up a few things in preparation for this evenings plans. While we were at Sam’s Club, they had quite a few store demo’s since it was the lunch hour on a weekend. The kids had fun trying the various samples, but while we were walking through the frozen food aisle in search of something quick and healthy that would be filling for everyone while we are at the movies, the kids stopped me at the Tyson Chicken Nuggets display. Now you all know I love Tyson Chicken and all of their products. This particular display had Tyson Chicken Nuggets paired with Del Monte Green Beans. The pairing provides a full meal solution that includes protein and veggies. The kids shouted “Chicken Nuggets!”, so of course we had to get a sample!
They gobbled their nuggets down, and even tried the green beans. To my delight, they loved it all, so I chatted with Wendy about the display and she explained what she added to the green beans.
She cooked some bacon, strained the green beans and added them in and just seasoned them with a little lemon pepper. They were great, and I was reminded of my Mom this past Mother’s Day when we were cooking dinner. She kept asking for some green beans, which we did make, but I know she would have loved them this way. I decided this would be the meal we made for our movie night. I love that it’s rich in protein and 100% natural, but still kid (and teen) friendly.
I picked up what I needed from Sam’s Club and we were on our way!
For more photos of my shopping experience at Sam’s Club, check out my Google Plus album!
I decided to buy the Tyson Chicken Nuggets, and I love that at Sam’s Club it’s a huge five pound bag. That size bag stands a chance of lasting more than a few days with my large family. I decided to pair the nuggets with a homemade barbecue sauce that I would make ahead of time in order to save time the night of the movie. I also piggy-backed off Wendy’s idea at Sam’s Club and used back with the green beans seasoned with lemon pepper, but I also decided to add some minced garlic, a few squeezes of lemon juice, and add some diced pimento’s for some color. I served it with a simple smoothie and it was a success. I can’t wait to make this meal again to enjoy before we’re off for our family movie night!
Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:
- 1-1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 3/4 teaspoons onion salt
- 3/4 teaspoons dried ground mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 4 slices thick cut bacon
- 2 cans Del Monte cut green beans
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 2 ounce jar diced pimentos, drained
Cut the uncooked bacon in small pieces. I sliced, then cut the slices in half.