Bring your family back to the table with tasty dinners that kids are guaranteed to love.
December 15, 2008
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Quick 'n' Hearty Sausage Pizza Dinner
Quick 'n' Hearty Sausage Pizza Dinner Menu Get the delivery guy a break and save yourself time by making your own pizza dinner, complete with a strawberry sundae dessert, in less than 30 minutes. French bread acts as the crust in this sausage-and-bell-pepper pizza. Cook the sausage and sauté the veggies, then get kids in on the dinner prep by letting them load up the slices.
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Mexican Pork Taco Night
Mexican Pork Taco Night Menu Nothing gets kids in the mood to eat like seeing what it is they're eating. Let them help build the soft tacos once you have the ingredients ready, then practice measuring by asking them to prep the black bean salad. After dinner, reward them with a scoop of lemon sorbet.
3 of 6Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Mexican Chili-Cheese Burgers
Mexican Chili-Cheese Burgers Recipe Bring the best of summer flavor to the table year-round with a burger recipe that tastes just as delicious out of the oven as it does off the grill. Be careful not to work the patties too much–they'll end up tough. Top with lightly-spiced Monterey Jack cheese and pair with oven-baked fries and fruit for dessert for an All-American meal, ready in about 30 minutes.
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Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe Skip the kid's menu; stay home and transform your kitchen into a short-order Italian restaurant instead. Homemade ground turkey meatballs dress up prepared tomato sauce. Pair with a crisp piece of bread and a side salad for a tasty and filling pasta dinner in less than 45 minutes.
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Family Game Night
Family Game Night Make learning fun by introducing a weekly family game night. Pick games that involve paying the banker (math!), deciding between options (strategy!), and acting or drawing out clues (imagination!). Let the kids munch on oven-fried chicken while the whole family plays, learns, and makes memories.
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Serve Breakfast for Dinner
Serve Breakfast for Dinner Institute Backwards Day to freshen up the family's day-to-day schedule. One Saturday, sleep in comfy clothes, then change into PJs when you get up. Spend the day going about your routine as usual, only in reverse order. You're sure to get giggles when you serve a heaping breakfast sandwich, with a side of fruit and a glass of orange juice or milk, for dinner.