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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Family Movie Night - with a snack!

Big G Cereals has an awesome promotion going on right now!  Buy two specially marked packages of cereal, and get a FREE movie!  In a large family, a free movie is a super bargain entertainment!

When I stopped at the store to pick up my cereal, Reese's Puffs were the only ones available.  These are not something we normally buy, and my kids were SO excited to try them out.  The cereals participating in the promotion are:

Honey Nut Cheerios
Fruity Cheerios Frosted
Cheerios Lucky Charms
Reese's Puffs
Cocoa Puffs
Golden Grahams

I decided to mix them in popcorn (2 c cereal to 1/4 c unpopped kernels) to make them stretch, and use it as our movie snack.  There's also a yummy sounding recipe on the box for a Sweet & Salty Cereal Mix that sounds delicious.  If I can keep the kids out of the other box, we may have to give that a try.

You think they were excited??  Somehow, the bowl ended up with the strongest sibling.

Yup.  This was a winning snack.

As for the movie, the options are:
Night At the Museum
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Ice Age - Dawn of the Dinosaur
We Bought A Zoo
Mr Popper's Penguins
Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York
Dr Doolittle

We had seen several of these, so we decided to get Anastasia.

Please click here to learn more about this promotion, and a special thanks to General Mills Big G Cereals for sponsoring today's fun and post.


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  1. One of the most important things we do as a family is a our weekly family night and good food is always involved!! Thanks for this post an encouragement!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kristen! :) I wish we had instituted regular family nights early on. It's a lovely practice.

  2. The snack definitely looks like a hit. I love how the other kids just resorted to the cereal box. My family loves movie night.

    1. Brianna went for the box after she lost control of the bowl, lol. :D

  3. That's my kiddos favorite cereal! It is pretty tasty. ;)

    1. I've never tried it! With a family this size, we buy BULK cereal, lol. Usually whatever Costco carries, or the big generic bags at the grocery store. The kids were SO excited to have "good" cereal in the house, lol.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Shecki! My kids love cereal and popcorn, but I never thought of putting them together. They would love this snack!

  5. That is actually one of my favorite sweet cereals, though usually we buy the Save-A-Lot brand (shhhhh) because that is where we shop. If we can find them on sale we will buy the name brand. I never thought of adding it to popcorn. Maybe on our next movie and popcorn night we will try that. Thanks for the idea and thanks for stopping by and sharing at Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. Sorry it took so long for me to stop by.
    I hope to see you back again soon.
    (Pinning this for later)

    1. Thanks! :) With such small boxes and a large family, I needed a way to make it stretch, and since it was for a movie night, popcorn naturally came to mind.

  6. This looks awesome. It is going on my to-make list for our next family movie/game night! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/07/try-new-recipe-tuesday-july-29.html

    1. Thanks Lisa! I always think I don't do recipes, but I manage to link up every once in a while, so I must do them more often than I realize, lol. :)