I am looking forward to summer in the worst way. I’m ready for lazy mornings and days spent at the park and swimming pool. I have a gigantic stack of books just waiting to be devoured. I can’t wait for juicy peaches and greens from my garden. I’m looking forward to a schedule free, catering free, obligation free few months.
After a hectic winter, spring proved to be just as busy in it’s own right. While I didn’t have a bunch of clients in town to cook dinner for or a mountain covered in snow stealing much of my time during the day, I somehow kept myself really busy with the blog, volunteering at school and too many extra curricular activities. Between soccer, tennis, t-ball, and hockey, we’ve had something almost every night. We’re running around all afternoon and evening only to pull into the garage and everyone starts asking the most feared question as a tired mom “What’s for dinner?” You’d think as a food blogger and more pointedly a caterer, I’d have the dinnertime shuffle nailed down but believe it or not, I don’t. I too struggle to get a healthy, home cooked dinner on the table each night.
With our pressing schedule these past few months, I’ve been putting in extra time to plan ahead and do whatever prep I can during the day so when we get home at dinner time and every one is hungry, I can get supper on the table asap.
When Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ contacted me to see if I’d be interested in testing out their fresh frozen fish entrees, I was thrilled. Any help I can get in the kitchen on those busy nights I’m going to take! Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ entrees are not only certified sustainable, the seafood is cleaned, cut and fresh-frozen within hours. The entrees are prepared simply with a short, all-natural ingredient list making the quality of the fish really shine. With six entrees to choose from, you can have fresh tasting salmon, tilapia or shrimp on the table in no time. Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ entrees are super easy to prepare (on the table in 20 minutes or less!) giving you just enough time to throw some sides together and pour a much needed glass of wine. Just because we’re talking quick and frozen doesn’t mean we’re also talking lack of quality or flavor too – Bumble Bee™ makes sure of it! Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ wants everyone to experience the taste of good food and they’re working hard to deliver it with their fresh frozen seafood entrees. I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you today. Bumble Bee™ is a busy mom’s best friend. I can have a complete and well-rounded dinner on the table in the time it takes to cook the seafood. 20 minutes later we can be sitting down to a home cooked meal that I feel good about serving my family.
My family’s favorite so far has been the Tilapia with Garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Its simplicity makes it perfect to pair with just about anything. I kept things light this night and served the fish some fresh spinach and my homemade Parmesan Quinoa Cakes and Marinara Sauce for dipping. A chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc (and apple juice for the littles) makes for a light yet filling and satisfying summer supper. With swimsuit season lurking so closely around the corner, we opted out of dessert in lieu of fresh watermelon and cherries for an after dinner treat.
If you need a little more inspiration, here are some of my favorite recipes that would pair beautifully with other Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ Entrees:
Salmon with Garden Pesto served with my Summer Chopped Salad with Garbanzo Beans, a loaf of hot crusty french bread and Strawberry-Balsamic Sorbet for dessert.
Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper and Extra Virgin Olive Oil served with simple Roast Asparagus and Homemade Mac and Cheese make this a comfort meal all the way!
Tilapia with Lemon, Pepper and Herbs served over a big bowl of Kale Caesar Salad is light enough you could start with Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms and not feel guilty at all!
Lemon Shrimp with Garlic and Herbs would make for a great appetizer while you grill up some BBQ Cheddar Burgers and Lemon Bars with a Coconut Crust are the perfect dessert to finish things off!
Spicy Shrimp Romesco would be delicious served with one of my favorite simple dinners of all time – Tex Mex Rice and Beans. Give me a cold beer and I’m one happy camper; this would be perfect to take camping!
Next time you’re at the store, pick up some Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ frozen entrees – they’re perfect for not just busy nights but any night you want a fresh tasting and nutritious dinner! For more information, visit Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ Pinterest and Facebook.
Bumble Bee SuperFresh™ gave me free product and said they’d pay me to blog about it IF I liked it. Guess what? I do!! Have a great day everyone!