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Giveaway: Perfect One-Dish Dinners

Maggy Keet, Pam Anderson’s daughter and one of the three cooks behind ThreeManyCooks.com was kind enough to send me a copy of Perfect One-Dish Dinners. Since I already bought a copy, we’re having a giveaway! To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in this post on my blog with your favorite one dish meal. What makes a one-dish meal? It’s something that I can serve with a salad on the side and not think I’m missing something.For me, one dish meals start with Chili. And usually end there, because once I start thinking about Chili, I have to make it. The Fine Print:One entry per person, and please make sure there is some way I can get in touch with you through the comment. (In other words…no anonymous comments, unless you identify yourself in the text of the comment.) The comment has to be in this post on DadCooksDinner.com; emails, entries on my Facebook page, and postcards sent by carrier pigeon will not be considered for the drawing. Only entries from North America will be …

Family Dinners and Busy Kids

Dad is ready to pitch to the kids We have always made family dinner a priority. This has been tested more in the last couple of months than at any time in the decade I’ve been cooking. Our kids are getting busy, and it feels like it’s just getting started. In the past, we’ve had dinner conflicts one night a week, sometimes two. The kids would have religion classes, Ben would have one weeknight sports game (soccer or baseball). I would have to hurry a meal onto the table one or two nights a week. This was workable. This spring, both Ben and Natalie were in sports. This was resulting in three nights a week, maybe four, of trying to get a meal cooked, eaten, and cleaned up in the hour between work and game time.Now, in spite of what you see on this blog, I don’t make elaborate meals on weeknights. I cook for 30 to 45 minutes, and sometimes an hour when it’s a really hands-off dish. I have dinner on the table …