Easy Al Fresco Dining with Good Food Made Simple

April is the perfect time of year to clean off your deck, porch or patio and take mealtime outside. In the south, the first burst of pollen has subsided, it’s not too hot and the bugs aren’t matching us bite for bite yet, so we call that a win. Today, I want to share how easy Al Fresco dining can be with our sponsor, Good Food Made Simple combined with a healthy dose of spontaneity.  There’s a giveaway too! 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Good Food Made Simple. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

Easy Al Fresco Dining with Good Food Made Simple #ad #foodie

Turn on the TV and you’ll likely be bombarded with perfection. Perfect homes, perfect food, perfect kids, and perfect pets. Go online and again you’ll find perfection, I’m looking at you Pinterest and Instagram and dare I say it- blogs! But here is the thing, nobody really lives like that! Our true lives are messy and imperfect, so I for one have decided to embrace imperfection, starting with our impromptu Al Fresco dinner! Here’s how I did it.

Don’t Stress:

  • The setting- Pick a clean, well-lit, or sunny spot in your yard or on your patio/porch making sure you have a nice view of nature or other focal point. Use your existing furniture, like your patio set.  We brought out a long table we use on game night so we could set up dining closer to our pond. A card table will do!

Dining Al Fresco pick the setting #outside

  • The Tableware- Now is not the time to break out the company is coming place settings. Keep things easy yet pretty by selecting plates, glasses and flatware that make you happy when you use them. Throw a pretty tablecloth on the table; add some candles and a plant or flowers and you are good.

Setting a simple Al Fresco Dining table

  • The Food- This may be the hardest part of the Al Fresco dining experience for many of us because food to us is a love thing. I get that and the old me would have planned and fretted this idea until I was stressing the details. Since I’m embracing imperfection now, I was totally okay with heating and serving Good Food Made Simple Entrees!

Good Food Made Simple entrees #food #ad #giveaway

Have you heard of them? I’ve been seeing (and drooling) over their Facebook shares recently and was thrilled when asked if I would like to work with them, try their food and host a giveaway for my readers. 

About Good Food Made Simple: 

Good Food Made Simple offers chef crafted frozen meals using clean, simple ingredients. They believe when it comes to food, less is more. They believe simplifying food is the key to goodness and they want us to eat simply with good food for all. I love that! Who among us doesn’t want to serve up wholesome meals?


They offer several breakfast, snack and entree options at several retailers. You can find a retailer near you by visiting their website to use their Where to Buy tab. While there, be sure to check out their ingredient list. I was happy to learn they make everything from scratch with simple ingredients like antibiotic-free meats, cage free eggs and real cheese! The real cheese was a deciding factor for my entree choice; Cavatappi Bolognese

Cavatappi Bolognese from Good Food Made Simple #food #giveaway #ad

My Thoughts:

The cream and mozzarella were quite tasty as was the beef sauce. Honestly, this dish went above and beyond my expectations! If I were to serve this to you just like I served myself, I think you would never believe this was a frozen entree! I will definitely keep some of these on hand for those busy nights when I need to feed my family, but don't want to hit a drive through. And another Al Fresco dining evening may come again soon!

I hope you found my easy tips for dining Al Fresco helpful and the idea of embracing imperfection encouraging! That’s my new motto and will be top of mind as I share posts from now on. 

Win It:

Good Food Made Simple prize #giveaway #ad

Thanks to my awesome sponsor, Good Food Made Simple, one lucky reader will receive 9 free product coupons! Retail value $35.00. 


No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Must live in the United States and be 18+ or older to enter. Must use a valid email address to enter. Sorry, we can't ship to P.O. Boxes. One winner per household only.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment, sponsor is. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

Which Good Food Made Simple entree would you most likely purchase and why?


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  1. I'm in shock!! They actually sell this at a store about 15 minutes or less from where I live--and yes, I do shop there often! There are many nights when I have no idea what to eat for dinner--having a few of these in my freezer would definitely be a plus for me. Just have to make sure I can make them in the oven (don't have a microwave any more. Will definitely be looking for them the next time I am in that store.

  2. That is a hard question. How about everything? No, seriously I would love to try the Chicken Enchiladas Verdes, the burritos all look yummy. Also the Three Pepper Beef and Buffalo Style Chicken. I'd buy the Lemon Chicken for my son. He or I would never have to cook. I'll be watching for these at our area stores.

  3. I liked the Three Pepper Beef, but I definitely want to try the Chicken Black Bean.

  4. These would be perfect when I am cooking lunch for just myself.

  5. These all look really good, would love to try!

  6. Hi Michelle,

    I so hope you get to try these entrees. They taste great. You may need to remove them from the microwavable containers they come in to cook in your oven, but you'll probably find it worth the effort.

  7. Hi Gladys,

    My daughter tried the 3 pepper beef entree and really liked it. I'm with you on trying their burrito next. It looks really tasty.

  8. Hi Tera,

    So glad you liked the 3 pepper beef entree. I thought you might like the chicken black bean. Looks like your kind of yummy food. :)

  9. Hi Jacqui,

    Yes, these entrees would be perfect for nights you are eating solo!

  10. Hi Meghan,

    So far, they have lived up to their name and been good food! Hope you get to try them soon.

  11. The HATCH CHILE MAC would be the first on our menu. My husband likes a little heat and has never met a mac and cheese he didn't like.

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  13. The chicken black bean looks very good. That is a regular meal in our house.

  14. I would likely purchase the chicken enchiladas verdes because it sounds unique/delicious.

  15. I would like to try the Pad Thai because I like Thai food.

  16. I am always on the hunt for wholesome meals for myself and my family. These sound terrific!

  17. I would love to try the three pepper beef! I love beef stir fry dishes! My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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  19. Chicken pad Thai would be my first because it's one of my favorite dishes. Then I would like to try the hatch chile Mac

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