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Remembering Vera dinner menu

An all-American dinner menu to accompany children’s book Remembering Vera by Patricia Polacco.

Overhead shot a table set with 3 steak dinners, tabletop decorated with craft stars

Our Family Dinner Book Club theme for the year is Celebrations! This month we’re celebrating National Pet Month with Remembering Vera by Patricia Polacco. To accompany this themed dinner menu, Growing Book by Book has a reading list of additional books as well as talking points to get the conversation started. Sunny Day Family shares a selection of crafts to help celebrate.

Overhead close up of a perfectly cooked strip steak

Remembering Vera is the story of a stray dog named Vera who becomes a local hero with the the San Francisco Bay area U.S. Coast Guard. The commander isn’t so sure about having a dog on base, but quickly falls in love with the fierce pup. This illustrated children’s book by Patricia Polacco is a sweet tale that families will fall in love with.

Vera is rewarded with a steak after showing her heroism, and then one every day going forward. Steak is the quintessential All-American food, so it’s only fitting that our menu this month is rounded out with even more All-American dishes. Red, White, and Blue yarn-wrapped stars adorn our table to salute Vera, the American Hero.

Close up of a classic wedge salad

Remembering Vera
Family Dinner Book Club

Mashed Potatoes
Wedge Salad
Apple Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Red, White, and Blue Yarn-Wrapped Stars Decorations

Overhead shot dinner plate with strip steak, mashed potatoes, and wedge salad

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