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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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Dinner and a Movie: The Indian in the Cupboard

Dinner and a Movie for The Indian in the Cupboard includes recipes for Leftover Turkey Pot Pie and Apple Pie Cups for a fun and easy family movie night

Do you remember this wonderful film based on Lynne Reid Banks’s classic  middle grade novel?  My oldest boy watched this one over and over.  I think it’s one of those movies that every kid wants to live in at some point or other.

In short, this film is perfect for this time of year.  The holidays lend themselves to lessons about tolerance and The Indian in the Cupboard makes the lesson fun. Also, this meal?  Perfect way to use all that leftover turkey.  I mean, I can’t even.
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Dinner and a Movie: Goosebumps

Recipes for Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza and Persimmon Snowballs to have with the film Goosebumps for a fun October family moive night

We have always been huge fans of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, both the movies and the books.  Actually, we own more of both than I’m comfortable admitting.  The Brisons love a good scare, and when it comes with stories as spooky as Stine’s we’re all in.

Because it’s Halloween Month (and my very favorite month of the year) I couldn’t resist suggesting Goosebumps for your family movie night.

There’s only one problem.  They never eat in this film.  It is seriously nonstop action from start to finish and ain’t nobody got time to eat when Stine’s monsters come to town.

It’s okay, we’re going to do something super fun instead taking the food from the movie.
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