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Table spread of various dishes for family dinner.

Calling the Water Drum Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

A family dinner menu that combines Haitian classics with New York favorites. This menu accompanies the children’s book Calling the Water Drum by LaTisha Redding. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about kids in crisis. Our lead book is Calling the Water Drum by LaTisha Redding. Go check out Growing Book by Book for a full reading […] Read more…

Everything Bagels, lox, and assorted accompaniments on a platter

Bagels and Lox Platter

Bagels and Lox is a New York classic that is now celebrated throughout America… and its. not. very hard. to see whyyyyy… No this Bagels and Lox Platter is not strong like Gaston, but it sure is fun to put together and consume. This recipe is part of our family dinner book club menu for […] Read more…

Beef Muchomo Recipe

Beef Muchomo is a classic Uganda street food. Make this specialty at home for any backyard get together. Beef Muchomo takes the simplest cut of beef and transforms it into something succulent, tender, and full of flavor. It is quickly seared on the grill and then finished low and slow in the oven. It has […] Read more…

Beatrice’s Goat Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about education and literacy. Our lead book is Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier. Go check out Growing Book by Book for a full reading list, conversation starters, and family service project ideas. Then head over to Sunny Day Family for a family activity. Beatrice’s family is gifted a goat that they are are […] Read more…

Junkyard Wonders family dinner menu from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Junkyard Wonders Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

A comforting family dinner menu to accompany the children’s book Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about bullying. in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month. Our lead book is Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco. Go check out Growing Book by Book for a full reading list, conversation starters, and family service project […] Read more…

Sweet Cornbread Muffins in a muffin tin

Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Sweet Cornbread Muffins are the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of chili! If you’re looking for a traditional, gritty, not-sweet cornbread recipe, this aint it! Ha! I do have one of those, though. Gramma’s Skillet Cornbread is for my husband, and those like him. The ones who don’t have a sweet tooth and who […] Read more…

Winter Greens Salad with Citrus Dressing

Fresh and crisp, Winter Greens Salad with Citrus Dressing perfectly balances out all the cold weather comfort foods. This time of year is cold and dark, and what we really want to eat are warm and comforting foods. Chili with cheese and cornbread, chicken and dumplings, and pasta soup are all high on my list […] Read more…

Overhead shot of dinner menu featuring burritos to accompany the children's book Maddi's Fridge

Maddi’s Fridge Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

A family dinner menu that is good for kids (and good for backpacks, too) to accompany the children’s book Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about hunger. How can we help others in our communities who don’t have regular access to this basic need of food? Our lead book […] Read more…

Those Shoes Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

A classic school cafeteria menu to accompany the children’s book Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts for this month’s Family Dinner Book Club. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about clothing, in conjunction with Be Kind to Humankind Week and National Underwear Day. How can we help others in our communities who don’t have this […] Read more…

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