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We have a tradition in our family. Each Saturday night we make our own pizza and sit down in front of Netflix to watch a movie and eat dinner. It is a special tradition in our family; a lazy meal for mom and dad and wonderful memories for our kids.
Netflix features many family-friendly movies and to avoid arguments over what to watch, we rotate who gets to choose each week. This is wonderful for encouraging turn-taking and personal choice amongst kids.
While pizza may be on the menu at our house, there are other delicious alternatives. Find your own favourite meal, or rotate through a few choices. Here are some movie and food pairings we found around the web.
This movie starring Angelina Jolie tells the story of Sleeping Beauty, from a new perspective.
Pairs with: Homemade Angel Food Cake
Make it a little devilish with a drizzle of chocolate.
Get the recipe.
Such a cute story of a plane that wouldn’t give up!
Pairs with: Festive Sweet Corn Guacamole
Add a little heat to make this sweet and fiery treat perfect for watching some fire-fighting planes in action!
The message of this movie is a good one: never give up on your dreams no matter what anyone tells you. This tells the story of a crimefighting bunny and her quest to prove herself by solving a big, scary case.
Pairs with: Roasted Cherry Tomato Hummus
Put out a delicious veggie tray, with this dip, and eat like a bunny!
Disney’s take on the classic Grimms brother tale Rapunzel, the story of a locked up beauty and her unlikely prince.
Pairs with: Chilled Noodle Salad with Ginger Wasabi Dressing
You can guess why we chose this one, right? Lots of lovely long golden noodles make this salad a superstar.
A beautiful girl has a fateful encounter with a frog prince. Set against New Orleans in the jazz era.
Pairs with: Panko Crusted Chicken with Honey Dijon Dip
Did you think we were going to suggest frog legs? Try this instead.
A cabin boy discovers a super galactic treasure map and gets a little help from a friend.
Pairs with: Stuffed Zucchini Recipe with 3 Variations
Stuffed zucchini is a little like a boat (and a vessel for goodness) making this the perfect finger food for a sea-inspired tale. You can even attach a sail (a shred of zucchini) with a toothpick.
This documentary looks at the role water plays in our existence. It’s educational, thought-provoking and visually stunning.
Pairs with: Homemade Focaccia Bread
This Homemade Focaccia Bread will take you back to basics and is an easy meal in front of a movie.
This is the classic movie starring John Candy and tells the story of the real life Jamaican bobsled team.
Pairs with: Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles
Feel the chill, alongside the Jamaican bobsled team, with these delicious ice pops.