The holidays can often become a time of stress. As the mom, my job usually entails the planning of gifts, shopping for gifts, wrapping of gifts, baking of the goodies, and when there are so many things to do it is easy to lose sight of the reason for the season.
Sometimes it is great to just gather the family and head out for a nice meal together. Enjoy the company of each other without the worry of dishes or cleanup.
If you plan on baking a holiday meal tomorrow, consider taking a break before the big day. Step away from the “go go go” and take your family out for a nice meal to enjoy the company.
The Olive Garden is usually our place of escape. The food and service is amazing, it’s affordable for the whole family to go, and everyone in our family loves some form of pasta.
Our tradition of going to the Olive Garden all started before the induction of my first born. My husband and I visited the restaurant to enjoy the company, one last time before we become a family of three.
Funny thing is, same thing happened before the induction of my second child.
Something about an endless bowl of pasta while being pregnant.
If you are looking for a last minute gift idea for Christmas, be sure to grab a Darden’s Gift Card. Three of my favorite restaurants are in the Darden’s group, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and Red Lobster. There is something for everyone and it’s so nice to give a friend or family member a reason to get out and enjoy time with the people they love.
I love to buy Darden’s gift cards not only at Christmas, but during other stressful times of year. It’s so much better than bringing food to someone and it’s important for people to take a break away and spend time with family. Over a meal is often the most meaningful and memorable.
For a limited time this holiday season, customers can receive a $5 bonus coupon for every $25 gift card purchased at Olive Garden, Red Lobster or LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants.
Visit the Darden gift card website to get yours today!
*Bonus card is valid 1/1/13 – 2/13/13 for $5 off the purchase of two adult entrées.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Darden. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.