When my kids were little, my dinner rotation looked like this: Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pasta, Pasta. It made me crazy—not only because of the relentless repetition, but because I loved to cook and missed my old, pre-kid dinners, the ones that didn’t come with a side of ketchup. So instead of waiting out the toddler years, I decided to take control of the situation. I told my family they were embarking on an adventure: Andy and I would cook thirty new dinners over the course of a month . . . and my girls would try a bite of every single one. Was it a little nuts for two working parents to take on this challenge? Yes. But did it bust us out of our dinner rut and transform family dinner from stressful grind to happy ritual? Completely.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DINNER: THE PLAYBOOK
“This is the most sensible advice on cooking for kids I’ve ever seen.” – RUTH REICHL,