There’s nothing that brings a family together quite like a meal. It’s a great time for everyone to catch up and talk about their days at work and school; a time to really connect with one another. Make dinner a family affair with these family-friendly meal ideas that will bring everyone to the table.

Taco Bar: Make dinner fun! It’s so much easier to let everyone pick their preference, then it is to make different meals for the family. So put out a spread; chop up tomatoes and lettuce, grill steak and chicken or brown ground beef, and sauté sweet bell peppers and onions. Set out corn or flour tortillas and a variety of salsas and cheese. It’s make your own taco night, a great activity to bring everyone together around the dinner table with minimal picky eater complaints.

Crêpe Party: Prepare crêpe batter in advance for best flavor. While cooking batter, set out a variety of sweet and savory toppings for everyone to choose from: fruits, jellies and sauces for sweet toppings, and lightly cooked sweet bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, ham, eggs and Yellow Pepper Jam for savory toppings. On the weekends or for larger family gatherings, serve alongside Ham, Red Pepper, and Mushroom Quiche.

Pizza Time: There’s no faster way to get the attention of a busy family than to say “Pizza time!” Purchase oven-ready personal sized pizza crusts and lay out tomato sauce, cheeses, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, diced eggplant, onions, olives, cured meats, and other favorite toppings. It’s a great activity to bring everyone together on a Friday night.

Try them out this week and let us know what your family thought!

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