Gourmet & Games with Instead of Flowers

This is month two of my little collaboration with Instead of Flowers, and I am SO excited to share our March meal. It came at the perfect time, right in the middle of our own little “March madness” with so many sports, peak season at work, school meetings and important decisions as the boys prepare to enter 9th and 12th grades next year. What we needed was down time and family time, without discussions on things like schedules and classes. And so, a gourmet home cooked Instead of Flowers meal and game night was penciled in on a rare Thursday night!

The last couple of times we ordered Instead of Flowers, we poured over the menus. This time, I went in completely confident that everything would be delicious and ordered the Caribbean-Style Grilled Flank Steak for all. I set up courier delivery right to our front door and we happily anticipated our Gourmet & Game night all week long.

Each meal contains a salad, bread, entree with sides and dessert, and quick heat and eat instructions are provided. I love that everything is prepared with literally zero work and I am able to do it all at the same oven temp.

While our main course heated, I plated and served the salad and it was GAME ON for the W fam. We substituted the salad because I’ve thought about how delicious it is every week since the new year, and my boys don’t love coffee flavored things so we changed the Cappuccino Bars for Rocky Road Brownies. You can truly make the meal your own!

  • Caribbean-style grilled flank steak with pico de gallo
  • Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
  • Fresh Broccoli with Herb Butter
  • Black Beans & Rice
  • French Bread Rolls
  • Rocky Road Brownies

Game night are something we’ve done since the kids were tiny. This particular evening we played Sequence, which is a fantastic fast-paced game that can be played individually or on teams. Some of our other favorites are: Monopoly Deal, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominoes, Rummikub and Yhatzee.

And, I’m sure you want to know…. Whit came away the big winner. In our house that means he walks away from the table free and clear with no responsibility to help clear the game, load the dishwasher or take out the trash!

It was the perfect night with an effortless meal. We ate, played, talked and all went to bed feeling happy and relaxed.

You can read about our past experiences in these posts:

I cannot recommend Instead of Flowers enough. The entire process has been flawless each time and it is a huge treat to enjoy this type of meal at home without lifting a finger.

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One thought on “Gourmet & Games with Instead of Flowers

  1. Just wanted you to know I sent instead of flowers to my sister and her husband as a gift. They absolutely loved it! Thank you for the information about this company.
    FYI.., we also love games., we play sequence but we have the GIANT size, so much easier to find your spot. The regular size game we keep in our luggage to use when we travel, and play during a quiet night in.

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