Family Time & Salisbury Steak Sandwiches #CountOnCor #OvenTimeTips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of On-Cor. The opinions and text are all mine.

This month starts full swing for us for hockey season. My son has 12 games in the next eight weeks plus 4-5 practices a week! That craziness doesn’t even include my other two kid’s schedules or family commitments. The last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing and cooking when we do have some time at home. I am all about quick meals I can make at home that appeals to my whole family. On-Cor is a brand that my whole family enjoys. The On-Cor Lasagna with Meat Sauce has become a weekly favorite and when I saw the Gravy and 6 Salisbury Steaks I knew we had to try it out. With the On-Cor new packaging showing exactly what I am feeding my family, I feel better too knowing I am making a quality dinner.

I love that I was able to pop in the frozen entrée and spend some quality time with my kids. Usually, I am so exhausted or rushing around that I don’t sit down and actually play with kids during the week. Baking especially is something that is not on my radar during the week. Popping in an On-Cor family-friendly entrée meant I had time to play a game with my kids. Yes, we actually sat down together and played a game while dinner cooked.

I admit too that while we were waiting for dinner and playing the game, we may or may not have enjoyed some popcorn. Seriously my kids must have thought an alien took over my body as their “normal” mom doesn’t let them have popcorn as a snack before dinner or play board games with them!

Before we started the game though, I spent about ten minutes preparing some cookies with my daughter who has been begging me for probably a month now to bake with her! When I said, “Let’s make cookies!” She said, “What about dinner?” I said that we are trying a new dish in the oven and we just have to wait for the timer to go off, she had her baking apron on before I finished talking! She was so excited to make cookies for dessert, which is something we never have.

On-Cor is just a freezer away for an always easy, always satisfying and always ready solution for families to spend more time together. Perfect for those parents who made New Year’s resolutions to get organized with mealtime and spend more family time! Now even though we may have to rush out at night for a sports practice, we can at least enjoy time together while the oven does all the work.

The Gravy and 6 Salisbury Steaks has six salisbury steaks in it, which for my family meant two steaks each. On-Cor does the prep work, so I just had to pop it in the oven and take care of my other to-do’s that I usually neglect! I normally would have served these with mashed potatoes but to make them more kid-friendly, I went the sandwich route. Seriously, isn’t everything better when it’s in sandwich form?

I honestly cannot believe I never served my family the On-Cor Gravy and 6 Salisbury Steaks. There are not many dishes all five of us can agree on, especially my picky kids. The hearty On-Cor entrées are simply delicious. No frills, no fancy. Just really, really good food. Even my son with multiple food allergies was able to enjoy them!

Don’t just take my word – Check out On-Cor for yourself

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Some time with the kids, laundry and cleaning, then we can have a great tasting meal

  2. Hesper Fry says:

    I would read a book with the extra free time.

  3. Eileen Boyce says:

    I’d spend time with my family.

  4. Maria Beas says:

    I would definitely spend some quality time with my children.

  5. I would catch up on some reading and actually sit still on the couch for a bit!

  6. Leah Shumack says:

    We would use the extra time playing games on the wii! Still my daughter’s favorite thing to do!

  7. I would watch a few shows that I’ve been wanting to watch.

  8. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I would be in my garden more not having to spend all that time cooking.

  9. Trisha McKee says:

    My daughter and I would watch an extra movie on movie night!

  10. Melissa Thompson says:

    Catch on my favorite tv shows

  11. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would play a game with the kids.

  12. Nicole Bowers says:

    WOW! As a single working Mama with 2 jobs, I’d love to be able to SNUGGLE with my family and read and talk more with the free time I’d have from cooking an On Cor entree!! Fingers crossed for the win!

  13. I would spend more time with my daughter and husband. We’ve been playing the Exploding Kittens card game. We’re definitely a card/board game family <3

  14. Lyndsey R. says:

    I would get to watch the ENTIRE family movie instead of just the ending since I’m usually cooking for 1 to 2 hours after work.

  15. Saundra McKenzie says:

    I would use that extra time with a soak in the tub.

  16. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I would read books with my children with the extra time saved cooking an On Cor entree.

  17. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would use the time to spend more time with the family.

  18. we would all have time for a lot more games! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  19. I would put my feet up, and it would be nice. 🙂

  20. Kelsey Vinson says:

    We would use that time to read more books before bed.

  21. I’d read books with my kids or play some board games

  22. I would watch some television!

  23. read a book

  24. kathy pease says:

    I would watch some shows on netflix

  25. PattiAnn Green says:

    Oh my gosh. Free time? I’d probably take a nice hot bath!!

  26. wow

  27. I wish I could say I’d use my free time for reading a book. I’d use it to get laundry done.

  28. donna porter says:

    I would spend my time relaxing with a glass of tea.

  29. I’d spend my free time reading more books.
    Thanks for the contest.

  30. Kayla Klontz says:

    I would spend time with my children! Every moment is precious with them, they grow up entirely too fast.

  31. Tammy iler says:

    Play board games with the family!

  32. I Love Learn New Healthy Recipes 4 my family Let My Grandkids Help 2 !!!!

  33. Amy Deeter says:

    i would play some board games with my family

  34. Esperanza Gailliard says:

    With my free time I would go ahead and do some extra laundry around the house, or a little more cleaning.

  35. I would say watch a movie.

  36. watch a movie!

  37. I would spend more time with my little girl. Sometimes cooking and cleaning takes time away from our family so it is nice to have extra time with them.

  38. Jennifer H. says:

    we would play a board game.

  39. Rebekah Thompson says:

    I would use the extra time to start family night with my kids and myself.

  40. Darla Peduzzi says:

    I’d play Legos with my grandson and some family games.

  41. We’d play a quick card game of Old Maid or Snap.

  42. Pauline Milner says:

    I would definitely spend more time with the kids doing crafts. We love to do a variety of crafts together. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity.

  43. Yana Ryjova says:

    I would watch the Bachelor!!!

  44. I’d get in more walks.

  45. I would spend the time playing with our dogs.

  46. Julie Hawkins says:

    I would sit down and read my book for a change.

  47. Brenda Elsner says:

    I would use the free time to play a game with the kids!!!

  48. I’d have `time to catch up on some reading.

  49. I will spend more time playing with my son.

  50. Samantha B says:

    I would play board or card games with the family with the free time I’d get from cooking an On-Cor entree

  51. I am not sure what I would do with the time I would save. I do know that I would enjoy it. I could start supper, do homework with one of the children while it cooked or perhaps after hard day of work allow myself time to relax just a bit. I have tried Oncor and do enjoy the ease and best of all the family loves the taste

  52. Mary Songer says:

    I would get a jump on getting ready for the next day. Laying out clothes, planning meals, and making lists of what I need to get done.

  53. I would take care of some things i need to do in my yard

  54. Bryan Vice says:

    I would do some puzzles with my kids they love doing puzzles



  56. I would use the free time to take care of other chores.

  57. Play with the kids!

  58. Carrie Conley says:

    I don’t know but I am sure something will turn up

  59. Sandi McGinnis says:

    I would probably rest.I have chronic spine pain and fibromyalgia,so there’s a lot of night I either don’t feel like cooking a large meal,or I’m just not able too.Nights like those are On-Cor night!

  60. Dawn Monroe says:

    I want to say I would play in the new snow with my grandkids but I would probably just sit on the couch. 🙂

  61. Teresa Kunberger says:

    I would take a relaxing bath

  62. Ryan Schenk says:

    If I had this extra free time I would play more games with my kids.

  63. Mary Somerville says:

    I would use the extra time to relax , and talk with the kids.

  64. Stephanie Grant says:

    I would use my free time to spend more time with my kiddo watching cartoons!

  65. Michelle C says:

    I would spend my extra time doing craft projects with my kids!

  66. I would spend some quality time with my family and our pug

  67. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I’d work on a puzzle with my kids.

  68. Mary Berry says:

    I would spend the extra time with my husband talking about our day

  69. Brittany Carter says:

    I would use it to have a quality dinner and conversation with my kids and husband

  70. elizabeth miller says:

    From using Oncor, I would spend the extra time just sitting and talking to my daughter about what is going on in her life. The uninterrupted time would mean a lot.

  71. Katrina Weiss says:

    I would have more time for my college classes.

  72. Jessi Housel says:

    With a bit more free time I would play one more game with my kids, we love to play board games and they are always so sad when I have to stop to go do my ‘mom’ chores.

  73. I would spend time with the little ones, and watch a movie, and play a game.

  74. Tammy iler says:

    I would have time to clean more!

  75. B.J. Bernal says:

    I’d read a book

  76. I would play with my kids.

  77. Elizabeth says:

    I would probably enter more giveaways with my spare time 🙂

  78. Angelica C Dimeo says:

    I would spend time with my kids maybe watching a movie or playing a game.

  79. Letessha Williams says:

    I would use the free time to catch up on some netflix shows.

  80. Barbara Pacific says:

    Play a game with my grandchildren

  81. Christina A. says:

    I would spend some time getting some reading in–I love to do it and don’t find enough time for it!

  82. Its get off the phones an computer. Family time. With the grand kids

  83. We actually used these often when my girls were growing up. Between all the activities and homework, etc., we needed some quick shortcuts for dinner. As my grandson is getting ready to start school in the Fall, On-Cor will be back on our menu many times!

  84. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would watch a movie or read a book during the spare time.

  85. Anita Duvall says:

    Would love to play board games at the kitchen table. I would have extra time for that.

  86. Candace Galan says:

    I would play with my kids.

  87. Mary Ann Neiman-Smith says:

    Our favorite is the Salisbury steak!

  88. Rosanne Morrison says:

    I would watch a movie in the spare time

  89. Probably like your daughter, fix some kind of dessert. Maybe even cookies.

  90. Darlene Carbajal says:

    Thinking about what I’m going to eat next! Lol.

  91. LeeAnn Kendrick says:

    I would spend time with my hubby.

  92. I would go to the movies

  93. I would read a book

  94. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would watch a movie with my grandchildren.

  95. Karley Moore says:

    I would catch up on laundry. Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. I would catch up on my reading.

  97. Mary Somerville says:

    I would use the time to talk, and relax with my kids.

  98. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I would be able to play with my furbabies or read a magazine.

  99. Yevette Denise Parker says:

    This looks like fun! I would give the popcorn maker and Life game to my grand kids! We would have a blast!

  100. I would record another episode of my video blog!

  101. I would watch a movie or play a game with my kids.

  102. Denise B. says:

    I would work on puzzles with our children.

  103. Selene Montgomery says:

    I’d enter more giveaways! Thanks for hosting!

  104. I would play cards with my family!

  105. I’d love the extra time to craft with my daughter.

  106. Teresa Kunberger says:

    With my extra time I would relax!!!

  107. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would take a nap or read a book with my extra time.

  108. With the extra free time I would prepare a dessert for the family to enjoy while playing games before bed!

  109. Robin Abrams says:

    I would spend my free time with my grand kids. Helping them with their home work and playing games with them

  110. I love oncor and it’s so easy to prepare, my fave is the riblets, grab some rolls and throw them on, some fries and a salad and voila dinner!

  111. I would play cards with my family!

  112. Teri L Boots says:

    This would be so perfect. Two of my grandkids are coming to visit in March.

  113. Wanda Patterson says:

    I never thought about the extra time, after being so busy a nice hot relaxing bath while waitint for the On-Cor’s entrées to get done sounds great to me.

  114. Wanda Patterson says:

    On-Cor’s entrées are great when I’m running the kids to practice and dance class. Sometimes I just don’t have the time for the kitchen.

  115. Annmarie Weeks says:

    I’d like to read a few more books! Or read some of the magazines that are piling up here.

  116. I would spend more time with my family.

  117. My favorite On Cor entree is the make and cheese and with the free time I will save while it is cooking I will surf the Internet.

  118. I would use the time to make a cup of tea and sit back and relax 🙂

  119. I love how easy making an On-Cor dish is too!

  120. I would have extra time to pick up around the house after the kids.

  121. Laura Collins says:

    I would do some reading

  122. I would watch tv or sleep.

  123. Julie Bickham says:

    I would be able to help my daughter with her homework longer then usual.

  124. I would read to my toddler.

  125. We would be playing some board games. This year has gotten off to a wonderful start with me and my son enjoying family night twice a week 🙂

  126. Jennylyn Gross says:

    Help the kids with homework before i go to work at night

  127. With the time we saved, we would read a few extra books before dinner is ready!

  128. Denise Shepherd says:

    I would take a long hot bubble bath or watch a movie!

  129. I’d read my book!

  130. We would play some board games and maybe watch a movie.

  131. Movie and cuddle time!

  132. I would take a nap thats for sure

  133. I would take a nap

  134. What would I do with more time? LOL Read more. I can’t stop reading books. Never enough time….

  135. Antoinette M says:

    I would have time to catch up on the news.

  136. Michelle D says:

    Use the time to play some fun board games with my family. The more the better to us!

  137. Paige Chandler says:

    I would take a stress relief bath. 🙂

  138. ELIZABETH C. says:

    With extra time, I would go get a manicure & pedicure.

  139. Denise Higgins says:

    Put on a good movie and spend some quality time with my hubbie

  140. vickie couturier says:

    spend more time with my grandkids reading them a book

  141. Lynn Rackley says:

    I’d do more sweepstakes!

  142. I would read more in winter and garden more in summer

  143. This would be something my grandson and I could do next time he comes over !

  144. I’d spend some time reading

  145. I’d probably watch some movies on television or do some adult coloring for stress relief 🙂

  146. I could spend an extra hour working in my gardens or just enjoying the outdoors with my family.

  147. I would spend my free time talking to my family.

  148. Ann Fantom says:

    I would read a book with the free time

  149. Lisa Williams says:

    I would spend that extra time cuddling my baby niece.

  150. Play more Monopoly with my son!

  151. shelly peterson says:

    I would have more time to play board games with the kids.

  152. We will have time for a good movie

  153. I’d sit talk and enjoy the time with my family.

  154. James Robert says:

    They make for an awesome and quick dinner. My kids love their salisbury steaks so I make them and mashed potatoes ad the meal is done. We then have time for movies to watch together

  155. Bryan Vice says:

    I would play some board games with my kids and color some in my adult coloring book

  156. This sure all looks so tasty and a good time! Lots of good eatin’ going on here. I’d love to make this whole dinner!

  157. I’d probably read a book with the time that I’d save.

  158. Kim Avery says:

    I would use my free time to get caught up on laundry! A mom’s job is never done!

  159. Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    I will play with my son if I had extra hours.

  160. laura feist says:

    spend time with the grandkids

  161. Margaret Smith says:

    I would enjoy more time with my family.

  162. I would tackle some of the chores on the honey-do list, starting with the ones that have been there for a year or more!!

  163. beth shepherd says:

    I would love to have more time to play games with the kids. THank you!

  164. I would love to teach my daughter how to ride a bike, practice basketball with both my daughters, play board games, read books. I grew up eating OnCor Salisbury Steaks! It reminds me so much of my childhood! 🙂

  165. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I would eat my meal patiently and enjoy every bite of it(I am a very impatient gal,everything has to be quick,EVERYTHING!)

  166. Becky McClure says:

    Play a game with my son who is 12 and my grandkids who are 6 and 3. They love playing board games!!

  167. I would use the time to play some fun games with my grandkids or go for a walk in the park.

  168. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I could catch up on some of my shows.

  169. kelly nicholson says:

    Leave a blog post comment on what you would do with the free time you’d have from cooking an On Cor entree?

    looks easy to cook..just add veggies and im eating baby

  170. catch up on my tv shows