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family dinners

They might also throw it at the wall, but at least you tried.
It doesn't matter how dysfunctional the family is.
Father's Day is almost here! And we're excited to treat dad to a special day in honour of all he does for us. But if you're tired of the usual "Best dad in the world" cards, BBQ sets and mixologist gadgets, we have just what you need to make the day extra special! This year you can make him a meal he will remember forever!
While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.
Tired of serving the same boring chicken dinner week after week, but can't get out of your recipe rut? It's time for a chicken dinner menu makeover! You'll be clucking "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" as you bring each one of these delicious dinnertime favourites to the table.
The holidays are a time to gather around a table with family or friends and chomp down on a delicious meal. But it could ruin your social game (and conscience) if you and your loved ones get sick because of the food you served.
A recent study calling family dinners 'elitist' and 'unrealistic' has ruffled some feathers. I don't think family dinners or home cooking for one or more is elitist and unrealistic, but I do think that we have to temper our expectations of ourselves down to what is doable under the circumstances of our lives.
My kids are the worst eaters. Really. Some people say this, and mean that their kids don't eat raw sushi, or whole wheat pasta, or offal. That's not what I mean. I mean that in my house, bacon is a food group. I mean that my kids don't eat pasta, period. I mean that they only accept pepperoni pizza from one delivery joint. It's serious.
Now that you've had a chance to think about my 12 ingredients, I want to introduce this week's challenge. Using the 12 ingredients plus any common things we may have in our pantry or fridge (for example: eggs, olive oil and spices), we have to make a 20-minute dinner.
For the next five weeks, four parents will put their best healthy recipes up for judgement against Christine Cushing’s own