I want to introduce you to a fun family dinner game that will promote family bonding. Laughter is one of the better medicines you can find in this world. It builds health and well being, and it unites a family. Dinner time doesn’t have to be routine and serious all the time. I know we get into the trap of falling into a rut at dinner. I also know it can be a frustrating time. However, the dinner table is one of the most important places to gather and grow as a family. We have used mealtime conversation starters more recently to keep things interesting. Yes, there is a time to teach etiquette, but there is also a time for silliness. The idea I’m bringing you today encourages the latter.
I was encouraged by Ragú® to come up with a “saucesome” idea to help spread that idea that we want to see families smile in a 100% positive, frills-free, no-judgement zone. I also get to point you to Ragú’s Saucesome Sweepstakes where you have a chance to win up to $12,000 for a saucesome kitchen makeover. We just remodeled, our kitchen, I can tell you that having a new kitchen with drawers that actually open and close without wrestling them shut has been dreamy. So, what is saucesome? It is family and dinnertime magic, which leads you to my fabulously silly family dinner game.
My Saucesome Fun Family Dinner Game
The kids had a lot of fun with the game I created. I took a bag and filled it with a number of random cooking utensils. As you can see, I included tongs, a meat fork, chopsticks, a melon baller, a pasta spoon, an apple corer and a garlic press. When my kids sat down at the table, I asked if they noticed that something was missing. The figured out that we had no utensils on the table, and that is when I revealed my bag. I made the kids close their eyes and carefully reach into the bag to pull out a utensil. They were informed that they would be eating with the chosen utensil for the entire meal. We ended up being a little laid back about that rule though because they really wanted to try to eat with the other utensils. It was funny to watch them try and manipulate their implement of choice. This game is bound to brings smiles and laughter to the dinner table.
Ragú® Pizza Poppers
I decided to consult the Ragú site to find a good recipe that would be manageable for the kids to eat with unique eating utensils. I ended up finding and adapting their Calzone-on-a-Stick, and I think I’ll need to definitely make their exact version as well. I love their presentation, but since the focus was on the eating implement, having a calzone on a stick didn’t quite fit. I also made both a sausage and a pepperoni version. I knew my kids would love the recipe, so all I did was put the ingredients together in a different package. The delicious flavors of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce brings what we love about italian cooking to a variety of family meals. The sauce was not only great inside the poppers, but we used it as a dipping side.
One of the great things about that recipe is that the kids could help make it. One biscuit made two pizza poppers. Check the recipe, but we just stacked the Ragú sauce, a chunk string cheese or mozzarella, sausage and/or pepperoni on 1/2 of a biscuit and wrapped the dough around it.
Ragú is celebrating everything that makes family mealtime #Saucesome. From unique recipes to silly moments to crazy weeknights…we want to hear it all.
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