A themed dinner night is a great way to bring the family together. Follow these three steps to an Italian-inspired meal today and see how else you can involve your chefs-in-training in the process.
An Italy-inspired meal to make tonight
If there is one thing that Italians really know, it’s that nothing brings a family together like good food. Preparing a meal together as a family not only serves a practical purpose but also allows for quality bonding time. Italian food can please even the pickiest of eaters, so a fun, Italian-themed dinner is sure to be a hit with your family.
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5 Kids’ movies to get them into cooking
- Ratatouille (2007): This Pixar movie follows Remy the rat on his journey to become a gourmet chef in Paris.
- How to Eat Fried Worms (2006): Billy Forrester accepts the school bully’s challenge to eat 10 worms. His quest could just shift the balance of power in the fifth grade.
- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): The original version of this movie is a classic and allows children to get lost in the wonderful — and bizarre — world of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): This fun movie about a town where the food falls like rain is based on the beloved children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett.
- Bee Movie (2007): Barry the Bee finds out that humans eat honey and decides to sue the human race, leading to disastrous consequences for nature.
Homemade chef’s hat
What better way to get your chef-in-the-making ready to cook dinner than a homemade chef’s hat? Becky of My Kids Make… shows you how to do just that! The fun thing is that kids can totally customize the color and decorate their own hat, making it one of a kind.