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Dinner and a Movie: Hotel for Dogs

Get recipes for Loaded Potato Skins, Thickburgers, and Not Your Dog's Peanut Butter Cookies for a family fun night with the film Hotel for Dogs

My boys love this film about a pair of siblings in foster care who keep stray dogs in an abandoned hotel.

Because what kid doesn’t love dogs?  Well, I mean, I do know one kid that doesn’t, but she still enjoys dog movies.

If you’re looking for a family fun night with plenty of laughs and a book tie-in, Hotel for Dogs is the perfect answer. And read the book, too, because it’s written by Lois Duncan, so you know it’s good.

Just maybe don’t try to read it all in one night.
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Dinner and a Movie: Snow Day

Have a fun family winter night!  Snow Day Dinner and a Movie recipes include Southwestern Soup, Yummy Guacamole, Toasted Whole Wheat Tortilla Strips, and Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese Icing.

You guys.  I have loved this film for a long time.  What better way to celebrate winter than a snow day?!

YAAAAAYYYYY! Snow Days are magical, even for homeschoolers.  There’s something about the way it makes us feel different than other days.  We wake up, the world is hushed, the house is warm, and there are Possibilities.

The movie Snow Day captures all of that both beautifully and hilariously.  Plus, Chevy Chase.
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Dinner and a Movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol

Dinner and a Movie-Disney's A Christmas Carol include recipes for Slow-Cooker Roast Beef with Sweet Potatoes and Christmas Pudding with Butter Brandy for a fun family night this holiday seasonYou already know what a huge Dickens fan I am.  I’ve never read one of his books that I didn’t absolutely love.  Of course, A Christmas Carol is the story most of us are introduced to first (because there are so many movies based on it) and I’m no different in that respect.  So it remains one of my favorite stories ever, even though I didn’t actually read it until years after I first saw it on film.

Disney’s version is awesome in that it is the one film version that captures Dickens’ sense of humor.  With Jim Carrey playing Scrooge, you’re gonna get some sense of humor.  So this holiday season, you should totally watch it with your kids and make a delicious meal to go with it.

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