When Jenny Rosenstrach’s kids were little, her dinner rotation looked like this: pasta, pizza, pasta, burgers, pasta. Sound familiar? As a mom who wanted more out of her family’s meals, Jenny and her husband Andy searched for a solution. With that, Dinner: The Playbook was born. The premise? To cook their family 30 new dishes in a single month – and have their kids try them all. Was it crazy for two working parents to commit to taking on the challenge of cooking every day? Yes, but in doing so they were able to completely transform their family dinner from stressful grind to happy ritual.
Not only does Dinner include delicious and simple recipes like Pan-fried Whole Wheat Pizzas and Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches, it also includes helpful tips and instructions to make sure your family stays on track. There are 10 meal plan guides for weeknight scenarios and meals you may be craving, and the back of the book contains an Operation: 30 Days workbook calendar where you can log what meals you served and how your troops liked them.$24, where books are sold.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, December 2014.