Friday, May 28, 2010

Disney FamilyFun Makes the Evening Meal Fun and Easy with a Special Collector’s Issue: “Dinnertime!”

Disney FamilyFun magazine always has great ideas for creative things that families can do together. In fact, I’ve printed many of their holiday ideas on this blog in the past! Now, Disney FamilyFun has released a very special collector’s issue called Dinnertime! It’s filled with more than 98 easy recipes for meals you can make for (and with) your family. Each chapter solves a common problem in many households, such as:

Picky-Eater Pleasers
Eat More Veggies
Cheap Eats
30-Minute Meals
Break Out of Your Rut

There’s also a chapter with recipes that are easy for you to do with your children (Kids in the Kitchen) and a chapter of meals you can take out for parties, picnics and potlucks (Take It to Go). This special edition is filled with beautiful, full-color photos and a “Handy-Dandy Index.” Bonus pages include a side dish finder, dinner-hour crafts (try some Napkin Origami!), tips for encouraging little helpers, games and coupons for the dinner table, and even conversation starters!

Look at the titles of some of their yummy recipes:

Fab Fish Fingers (with Homemade Tartar Sauce)
Mexican Cheese Fondue
Invent-Your-Own Quiche
Football Turnovers
Peanut Butter Noodles

The editors at Disney FamilyFun really thought of everything to make your dinnertimes easy, enjoyable and worry-free! You can find Dinnertime! at newsstands or online at When you order the print edition online, you get the digital edition for free! This makes it really easy to share these terrific recipes and ideas with family and friends. I think this will become your favorite resource for dinnertime planning!


One lucky reader will receive a complimentary copy of Dinnertime! from Disney FamilyFun. To enter, leave a comment below sharing your favorite tip for making dinnertime stress-free! You must do this to enter the giveaway.

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CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Julie!

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary issue of Dinnertime! to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.


  1. Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via RSS

  2. Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email

  3. plan ahead - so you know what to do as soon as you walk in the door

  4. When hamburger and chicken is on sale, I buy in bulk and then cook and freeze.


  6. idahomom is a google friend connect follower

  7. I like to get the kids involved in setting the table, bringing food to the table, etc

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  8. I plan my week's menu a week ahead of time. It solves trying to decide what to make for dinner which is part of the battle and stress.


  9. I subscribe to your Rss

  10. I subscribe to your email

  11. Anonymous6:31 PM

    Make multiple meals and just heat up a frozen prepared feast every once in a while!

  12. i plan and shop for dinners for the whole week on Sundays

  13. To make dinnertimes stress free, I prepare one type of meat and then prepare it different ways so that everyone gets what they like including my dog!

  14. I'm following via twitter and I tweeted

  15. I'm following you via google connect


  16. I subscribe via email

  17. plan for one or two weeks at a time shop only once a week

  18. make dinnertime stress free by being prepared

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  19. I do dinner stress free but playing music and having my kids help. I love to cook.

  20. I follow you on twitter as Brebysmommie and tweeted

  21. I subscribe via google reader

  22. I subscribe via email


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