TV Dinners: Modern Family

If you haven’t seen or heard of Modern Family, I’m surprised you were able to log onto the Internet. It is rightfully praised as a show you can watch with the entire family, but I am here to admit sheepishly that I, a childless 24 year-old, watch it alone. There really is something in it for everyone: sentiment, slapstick, that guy from Married With Children. President Obama even watches it.

Modern Family manages to exploit the humor inherent in the everyday foibles of the American family, without leaving you with the sense of emptiness and hopelessness you get from watching the local news. Man, the power of comedy, am I right?

Invite over your makeshift collegiate family (or your real family, if they’re around), and make this Latin-American Family Style dinner.

**Latin-Infused Family-Style Meal**

Mozzarella Arepas (increase servings to 4)

Chili Con Carne

Fried Plantains

The Perfect Sundae

Lily Bellow graduated in 2009 from Harvard University with a degree in English Literature. While in college, she bartended and cooked at the campus pub, and as a result has a difficult time eating chicken wings. She is the Managing Editor for Small Kitchen College.

Originally posted on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

3 Responses to “TV Dinners: Modern Family”

  1. Jen Cantin

    February 15th, 2012

    Childless at 24, Lily? You should cut down the TV watching and get crackin! Have you been watching this season? Lily (Pritchett-Tucker, not Bellow) is getting kind of creepy. Kind of a gawky awkward pre-teen phase at age 4. It makes me uncomfortable.

  2. Shannon Kelley

    February 15th, 2012

    Agreed, Jen, but I still love it. Lily, keep these TV posts coming. I love them, and it helps to know I’m not the only TV addict out here in the world!

  3. Lily

    February 15th, 2012

    Almost 25, Jen! Almost 25!! And yes, AGREED, as much as I like having a namesake on the show, she looks wack now. I kind of love it though. She’s like an alien child.

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