Dining out is more than just nourishment that saves you from chopping onions and doing dishes; it’s an experience - an opportunity for everyone to try something new, expose your kids to new food cultures and different types of cuisine, while forcing the family to sit together around the table, free of the distractions of home. There are some restaurants that immediately come to mind when you think ‘family-friendly.’Here are some you may not have considered where you can eat well and experience something new, with the whole family.
These Individual Pumpkin Cheesecake cups are a creative way to use pumpkin in a dessert after the Thanksgiving and Halloween seasons have come and gone. The cinnamon/nutmeg/allspice/pumpkin combination is warm and inviting, a carryover from the autumn months, while the gingersnap crumbs in the base bring notes of holiday cheer, reminding us that gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies are just around the corner.
After the thrill of making the traditional turkey sandwich wears off, avoid turkey fatigue and offer your kids a lesson in variety. You will be inspired by these 50 ways to prepare cooked turkey. Some recipes you may recognize, and some may be totally new approaches for your family.
Each time we added another child to our family, our friends brought meals to our home to help with the transition. Adding a new baby to the family can temporarily turn the house upside down and having the privilege of enjoying a ready-made meal was a huge blessing. Now, when the opportunity presents itself, our family loves to pass that blessing on to others. Since casseroles are many people’s go-to dish, providing other meals can be a fun break for the family. Here are some ideas that will get you thinking outside the casserole dish.
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