Meal Plan: Dinner Recipe Ideas Inspired by Movies

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This week, we have movies on the mind! What is your all-time favorite movie? What movie do you plan on seeing this week? Besides characters, plots, story lines, and locations, the next thing we love about movies is the food. Whether it be the candy and popcorn at the theater or food that is shown throughout a movie, we love it all! This week's meal plan is all about food that is inspired by movies!

Theme: Movie-Themed Food

Weekly Meal Plan: Monday, February 20 — Sunday, February 26

Monday: Julie and Julia (President's Day)

Tuesday: Princess and the Frog (Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras)

  • Dinner Recipe: Gumbo from Barbara Bakes
  • Dinner Discussion QuestionWhat kinds of things in movies make you laugh?

Wednesday: Lady and the Tramp

Thursday: The Help

  • Dinner Recipe: Fried Chicken from Cookin' Lean
  • Dinner Discussion Question: What do you learn about friendship from movies?

Friday: Monsters Inc. (National Tortilla Chip Day)

Saturday: National Clam Chowder Day

Sunday: (101 Dalmations)


Enough with the savory portion of the meal, bring on the dessert! We're featuring an Apple Crisp for this week's dessert!

Meal Plan and Grocery Shopping List Free Printable

Is your mouth watering yet? We can’t wait to give these recipes a try this week! If you’re interested in trying some or all of these recipes, be sure to fill out the Mom It Forward Meal Plan and Grocery Shopping List Free Printable before you head to the store!

Discussion Questions

Be sure to stop by the comments section of this post or on our Facebook page and let us know how your family members answered the discussion questions. We would love to hear what your family shared at the dinner table!

Disclaimer: This post is part of our Weekly Meal Plan series. Each week, we share recipes and photos from bloggers around the web. We have been given permission to use all links and photos in this series. A huge thanks goes out to all of the bloggers who helped us create this delicious menu! If you have recipes on your site that you would like for us to feature, please be sure to fill out this form!

Top food photo courtesy of Flickr.

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