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Dinner and a Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time Dinner and a Movie includes recipes for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili and Apple Muffins to enjoy with the family film

“Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of you just exactly the way you are?”

What a brilliant message for kids. Heck, when Oprah pronounced those words to Meg, it made me shiver and be proud to be me.

A Wrinkle in Time is a gorgeous, magical movie that reminds us of the power of love and the strength of being a sibling.

So you want to watch it with your kids.

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Dinner and a Movie: Peter Rabbit

The Peter Rabbit Dinner and a Movie features recipes for Chicken & Veggie Noodles, Broccoli Tots, and Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread for a fun family night

If you want to see me laugh in childish delight over and over again, put in Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit and watch me go.

From the tongue-in-cheek opening song sequence to Peter’s antics and the hilarity of watching McGregor squirm, I am hooked.

The great thing about this film is that my entire family (even the teenage boys) feels that way about it. It may not be exactly the story we love from the book, but it’s a great story that gives you plenty of opportunity to compare and contrast.

And did I mention it’s funny?

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Dinner and a Movie: Harriet the Spy

Dinner and a Movie is a fun family night with Harriet the Spy. Get recipes for Roasted Tomato Soup, Patty Melt Sandwiches, and Divine Chocolate Cake

Harriet the Spy is one of those stories that reminds you exactly what middle school was like.  You laugh, you cringe, you remember the friendships, you remember friends turning on each other…

Like I said, you cringe.

But it’s also a feel-good movie that your kids will love and since it was released in 1996, there’s a good chance they haven’t seen it.

They totally should.

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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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