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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…

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, french bread, and green beans

A Shelter in Our Car #FamilyDinnerBookClub

This simple dinner menu accompanies the children’s book A Shelter in Our Car for this month’s Family Dinner Book Club. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is about homelessness, and how we can nurture understanding and compassion in our lives and those of our children. Our lead book is A Shelter in Our Car by […] Read more…

The Great Kapok Tree Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

This rainforest-conscious family dinner menu is inspired by the book The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry, and is part of our monthly Family Dinner Book Club. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club is all about the beauty found in the Amazon Rainforest, and how we can help protect the world’s rainforests. Our lead book is The Great […] Read more…

Black and White Popcorn recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Black and White Popcorn + KitchenAid Giveaway

Black and White Popcorn is the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and crunchy. It is my Mother’s Day gift to myself, and to you! Enjoy with a glass or three of champagne. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. It’s easy to make, and satisfies that salty/crunchy craving better than almost anything else. Now it […] Read more…

One Plastic Bag dinner menu from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

One Plastic Bag Dinner Menu #FamilyDinnerBookClub

A family dinner menu to accompany the children’s book One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul. This month’s Family Dinner Book Club theme is Recycling, and our lead book is One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children. Head over to Growing Book by Book for a full […] Read more…

Sour Mango Smoothie recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Sour Mango Smoothie

This sour mango smoothie is inspired by the flavors of the tropical baobab fruit. It’s a bright way to start your morning, or bring a little sunshine to your afternoon. This smoothie is part of our Family Dinner Book Club menu to accompany the children’s book One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul. This book is about the recycling […] Read more…

Garlic Sauteed Spinach recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Garlic Sautéed Spinach

Garlic Sautéed Spinach is a quick and healthy side dish. This recipe is part of our Family Dinner Book Club menu to accompany the children’s book One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul. Garlic Sautéed Spinach is an easy side dish to throw together and adds a nice touch of green to your dinner. Sometimes a dinner menu just […] Read more…

Mild Fish Yassa recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Mild Fish Yassa

Mild Fish Yassa is the white girl version of this classic Senegalese dish. If you’ve been following along for any length of time, then you know I can’t exactly handle the heat in many recipes. I am a white girl through and through, and unfortunately for them, my kids follow in my footsteps. Don’t get […] Read more…

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