How is everyone’s holiday preparation going? I always find it a struggle to keep balanced amidst the ever-increasing holiday demands and chaos. I seek solace in family traditions to keep me grounded.
Check out this week’s pick for a family movie and recipe and hopefully you can begin a family movie night tradition that you can incorporate into your life through the holidays and into the New Year.
This week’s family movie is a fun story that comes with valuable lessons for all ages. This is one of those movies you watch and not only learn from, but also find yourself thinking about throughout daily life. Enjoy!
Director: Sandy Tung
Cast: Alyson Stoner, Lucas Grabeel, Luke Perry, Penny Marshall, Parkey Posey McKenna
Running Time: 90 minutes
A fun and heartwarming story depicting the values of compassion, understanding and acceptance…
Laura says: I liked the focus on the family striking together even after the loss of the mother, and Alice’s desire to find a positive role model in her life, which is something that mostly all children need whether they have both parents or not.
Kelly says: It was a fine movie.
Mary says: I liked the story line very much! It was refreshing to actually see various characters apologizing for something they said.
Worth Noting: Typical adolescent humor and some language that could be considered bullying. Lying should never be accepted.
What better way to cuddle up and enjoy your movie night family tradition than with a Peach Upside Down Cake? This yummy desert is fun for the whole family to prepare and devour. Enjoy the mouth-watering sweetness!
• 2 Cups sliced fresh (or canned) peaches
• ½ Cup brown sugar
• Cinnamon to taste
• Juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
• 1 Tablespoon flour
• 3 Tablespoons melted butter
• 1 Cup all purpose flour
• 1/3 Cup brown sugar
• 1 Teaspoon baking powder
• ¼ Teaspoon salt
• 2 Egg yolks
• 1 Tablespoon melted butter
• ½ Cup milk
• Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
• Grease an 8” deep-deep pie plate or baking pan and cover the bottom with sliced peaches.
• Sprinkle peaches with brown sugar, cinnamon to taste, the lemon juice and lemon rind.
• Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon flour and stir gently to mix. Then pour the melted butter over that.
• Make the batter by mixing the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix the egg yolks, milk and melted butter together until combined, then add to the flour mixture and beat until blended. If the mixture is to dry, slowly add more milk until the batter can be easily poured.
• Pour batter evenly over the fruit and bake for 30 minutes. Reverse the cake out of the pan onto a platter and let cool slightly before serving.
Makes 6 – 8 servings.
It’s a wrap! I hope you enjoy this week’s family movie and recipe and I can’t wait to hear how it all comes together. If there is anything you would like to see here, have reviewed, or need help finding, please email me at Family Values Cinema (patty AT familyvaluescinema.com). Your suggestions and feedback are always welcome! See you next Friday!
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