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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: 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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