Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of July is Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, and will hopefully be a fun and interactive activity for the whole family. Head over to Growing Book by Book for some talking points to get the conversation started as well as an idea for a family service project. Then visit Sunny Day Family for a fun craft. We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.
Firefly Hollow is the story of a firefly and cricket who are unlike all the other fireflies and crickets in their families. They become friends with each other, a river vole, and a “miniature giant” much to the chagrin of their elders. They embark on the adventure of learning and accepting who they each truly are, as well as the adventure of growing. Their miniature giant friend, Peter, inspired part of our menu today with the snacks he brought to share when they were about to sail away on his raft. We’re also dining on fish, which is the dinner Vole made for Firefly and Cricket every night that they lived together. Firefly loves to snack on snails, so you’ll also see some snails in this month’s menu!
Family Dinner Book Club
Avocado Summer Slaw
Veggie Tortilla Snails
Corn on the Cob
Strawberry Lemonade Granita
Kids in the Kitchen
Get the kids involved in preparing your family dinner book club meal! Take the kids with you to the grocery store or farmer’s market and let them choose a seasonal fruit and vegetable to accompany the meal.
Kids can help fill and roll the snails as well as add the salt and pepper to the salmon.