Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of December is Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, as well as festive table decorations, 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.
Too Many Tamales is a sweet book about family traditions, and then an all too typical child-led cover up ending in a belly ache! It is a fun and heartwarming Christmastime story filled with good food. Of course our main dish must be tamales! 24 to be exact (or however many you need for your family). For dessert we have buñuelos and champurrado – 2 more classic Mexican Christmas dishes.
A good family feast needs some good table decorations. Check out all the details of this Mexican-Inspired Christmas Tablescape!