Thanks to Betty Crocker for sponsoring today's post! Growing up both my parents worked fulltime and we managed to eat as a family at least 6 nights a week. When I became a mother I knew that eating as a family at the table, was something that was important to me.

For the last 7 years it really has been relatively easy to eat dinner as a family during the week. Now that Mia is involved with activities that occur on week nights, dinner as a family unit is much harder.

Meal planning on Sunday for the week is a big help. Also, I try to prepare meals that are easier to prep ahead of time on the nights that I have to become the carpool mom.

My go to main courses are ones that I can put in the crock pot or prepare to be able to pop in the oven. During the winter months my family loves Beer Can Chicken that I cook in the oven for about 3 hours. We also love a pot roast that cooks all day in the crock pot.

Betty Crocker has a line of delicious specialty potato's that are my go to for our busy weeknight meals. They pair well with my quick meals and the kids love them! The best part is they can be made fast and are delicious.

Mia absolutely loves the Au Gratin potatoes. This is a childhood favorite of mine as well. Need a quick and easy meal solution for the busy holiday season?  Try Betty Crocker Potatoes today. Get recipes here.

What are your weeknight dinner favorites?

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Betty Crocker via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Betty Crocker.