Family Friendly Dinner Ideas

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by Chips Restaurants

Did you know that October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month? While busy schedules may make it difficult for your family to sit down to a three-course meal every night, it’s still important to make time to eat together as often as possible. Wondering why? Not only does eating as a family strengthen the bond you all share, but it can also improve communication skills, manners and even your family’s overall health! With that said, we encourage you to eat a meal with your family – whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner – as often as you can this month. Here are a few ideas you may find appetizing, specifically for dinner:

Family Friendly Dinner Ideas

Lasagna: This 30 minute lasagna, courtesy of the Food Network, is the perfect meal when you need to whip up something relatively quick. With a preparation time of only 10 minutes, you can have your family feasting on something delicious shortly after everyone’s stomachs start to growl!

Mozzarella and Basil Pizza: Although the total prep and cooking time is a bit longer for this dinner choice from Cooking Light, the good thing about it is that various steps can be done in the morning before you head out the door; for example, creating the dough. And as a meal that includes the word “pizza,” we know it’s sure to be a hit with any member of the family!

Spaghetti and Meatballs: You can’t go wrong with this traditional meal! If you have some extra time and want to make the meatballs from scratch, even better, but you certainly don’t have to to have the whole family smiling! Not sure where to start? Check out this recipe from

Pancakes: Of course! These fluffy favorites are the perfect meal for everyone to enjoy together, especially if your time is limited. And the best part is, you can get creative by adding in some extra ingredients that add to the taste! For example, if your family is full of chocolate lovers, you may want to throw some chocolate chips into the batter.

But aside from those meals you can make at home, one way you can really dedicate some time to the family is by taking a trip to your favorite restaurant. If you’re located in Fairfield, Orange, Southbury, Trumbull or Wethersfield, Connecticut, Chip’s Family Restaurant can offer you and your family a menu that can satisfy everyone’s cravings at breakfast, lunch or dinnertime! When you need to spend quality time eating with your family, we are the obvious place to choose!

For more information about where you can find us, check out the locations tab at the top of our website. We hope to see you all soon!