Friday, October 15, 2010

The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time Review and Giveaway

 Book Description

The producer of An Inconvenient Truth, Laurie David's new mission is to help America's overwhelmed families sit down to a Family Dinner, and she provides all the reasons, recipes and fun tools to do so.

Laurie David speaks from her own experience confronting the challenges of raising two teenage girls. Today's parents have lots to deal with and technology is making their job harder than ever. Research has proven that everything we worry about as parents--from drugs to alcohol, promiscuity, to obesity, academic achievement and just good old nutrition--can all be improved by the simple act of eating and talking together around the table.

Laurie has written a practical, inspirational, fun (and, of course, green) guide to the most important hour in any parent's day. Chock-full chapters include: Over seventy-five kid approved fantastic recipes; tips on teaching green values; conversation starters; games to play to help even the shyest family member become engaged; ways to express gratitude; the family dinner after divorce (hint: keep eating together) and much more. Filled with moving memories and advice from the country's experts and teachers, this book will get everyone away from electronic screens and back to the dinner table.

My Review
This is a very good book. I admit I have not tried any of the recipes yet but there are a few recipes that I really want to try out because they look so good.

The Giveaway

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This is available to US and Canada. Giveaway ends on  October 29th 2010.
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  1. I'd love to win this cookbook. I'm some-what of a beginner at cooking. I would like to expand my ability and somehow find child friendly food.

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  2. Aways looking for more and better ways to connect with my kids.

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  3. I would love this book, my kids are quite picky and I get tired of eating nuggets and fries....

  4. I would love to try new home cooked meals with my family, always trying to eat foods that I know what ingredients are included.

    I believe that cooking is an important skill, and a great way to bond with our family.

  5. I love to cook but some days I am just not in the mood to. I could use some inspiration :)

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