Plan a Dinnertime Family Vacation

Family Dinner | August 16, 2013 | By

Take your family on a dinnertime vacation without leaving your home by serving Italian, Brazilian, or Mexican inspired dishes this month. Make it even more exciting by putting together a themed activity for your kids that goes with each locale.

Italian Stuffed ShellsFor an Italian feast, try our Italian Stuffed Shells with a Caprese salad, Polenta or seasonal vegetable as a side and gelato for dessert.  While dinner is cooking, you can set the kids up with an Italian children’s game such as “Strega Comanda Colore” or “Lupo Mangia Frutta.” Another way to share Italian culture with your children is by reading a book with them such as “Ciao Bambino!: A Child’s Tour of Italy” by Danna Troncatty Leahy.

Turn your kitchen into a Mexican fiesta by serving chips and salsa as an appetizer, followed by our Rio Grande Chicken Fajitas with refried beans and Honey-Chipotle Grilled Corn. For an easy Mexican dessert, try making Cajeta Quesadillas with Fruit Salsa. To complete this south-of-the-border experience, decorate with Paper Picado Banners and make these easy mini pinatas and maracas using old Easter eggs.


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