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Dinner and a Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Dinner and a Movie: Miss Peregriine's Home for Peculiar Children - Suggestions and recipes for a family movie night

Okay, full disclosure:  I have not read this book.

I know!  What is wrong with me?!

Well, I bought it when it first came out and I was in the middle of something else and I set it aside and misplaced it… And I still can’t find it.  Between then and the release of the film, I guess I kinda forgot about it.

My friends, there are A Lot of books to read. Even the Lit Mama can’t get to them all.
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Dinner and a Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass

Dinner and a Movie: Alice Through the Looking Glass - Get recipes for a full film-themed meal to enjoy with your family while watching the movie

Yay!  It’s the first Friday of the month!

Can I tell you that when I first came up with the idea of Dinner and a Movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass is the film I had in mind.  And now, well, we’re through the holidays and while I am super pleased with how Squanto and The Grinch turned out (both as a writer and by their popularity), this movie.  This is the one.  If you don’t believe that Alice is one of my all-time favorite characters, go look in my shop. My novel studies are series-titled Lit Looking Glass.

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Dinner and a Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dinner and a Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- Recipes for a meal and snacks to go along with the wonderful Christmas film

It’s the first Friday of the month and you know what that means!  Dinner and a Movie time!  And since the Grinch is one of my favorite characters of all time, I am particularly excited about this one.

When I was a kid, the Grinch cartoon was the one I absolutely Would Not Miss.  (And remember, that was in a whole other century, back before cable was the norm or satellite TV even existed.  You watched the cartoons when the local channels played them or you did not watch them that year.  And DVD?  Pshaw.  There weren’t even VHSs when I was very young.)

Anyway.

When I heard they were making a live-action version of the Grinch, I was not sure how to feel.

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Dinner and a Movie: Squanto-A Warrior’s Tale

Dinner and a Movie for Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Recipes for dinner, dessert, and snacksWelcome to my new series, Dinner and a Movie!  I’m so excited about this idea and I hope you are, too. 

Dinner and a Movie is going to rock, starting now.  Every month, on the first Friday, I’ll bring you a movie suggestion and recipes for a meal, dessert, and snack to go with the movie.  An entire family night, already planned.  Do you love it?!

I debated long and hard about what film to start out with on this launch.  New series, new film, right?  And I want to bring you book-based films for your family to enjoy together.  But I also want the film to be relevant to the present, the same way my Story Times are relevant to the present.  So I thought (it being November) a Thanksgiving-related movie would be best.  I hope you’re following my reasoning and not wondering why the heck I’m not suggesting something brand new.

Enjoying a movie on family night with a meal and snacks that relate to it is a great way to have fun and still have a bit of education thrown in.  Just don’t make it look like learning.  It’s sneakier.
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