Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sorting Through Magazines

I was paging through some old magazines and found a few things I wanted to share. This is a list of very cool ideas that make family dinners more fun (submitted by the readers of Better Homes & Gardens).
  • Once a month, the kids spin a globe and put a finger on it. Whatever country the finger lands on, we scour the library for information. Dinner is based on the recipes we've found and each family member shares what he or she has learned.
  • On a cold winter's day, I make friend chicken, potato salad, and baked beans. We spread a quilt out in the living room, bring out the paper plates, and play a cassette tape of ocean sounds. The kids talk about the beach and what it would be like to go there.
  • We have theme dinners based on something our kids are learning in school. A dinner about the letter "B" would include broccoli, baked potatoes, beef and brownies. At dinner we would use as many "B" words as possible in our conversation.
Do you have any fun traditions to share that make your family dinners more fun. Tell us about them.