Fab Family Fun: Playing With Your Food
You would think after eating dinner every night for my entire life, I would be good at making it! But we still get into dinner ruts, and lazy days. Freezer Meals have helped with this a lot, but what about a few ways to make dinner more exciting for the kids? Here are two different ideas.
1. Play Restaurant
Whether you can’t afford to eat out, or just don’t want to spend money doing it, here’s a way to add a little fun to dinners at home. Play restaurant and have 2 or 3 choices for the kids to choose from. You will have to ask them beforehand so you know how much of each thing to make. Then when taking orders, just ask, “What did you order for tonight?”
Have a few different drink choices to get a more spontaneous restaurant feel. At my house the choices would be water, juice, milk, or lemonade. For dessert (which we usually don’t include with dinner, but if it’s a restaurant, it’s a given!) keep it simple but make sure there are choices. Vanilla ice cream or Rainbow Sherbet? Caramel or Chocolate on top? We’re not trying to break the bank here, but still let the kids “order” what they want.
2. Have Most of Your Food be the Same Shape
I came up with this haphazardly while cutting watermelon after we had pizza for dinner one night. The pizza slices were triangles, and so were the watermelon slices. Here are some ideas for a shape-themed meal. As you’ll see, some foods can be made into several different shapes.