Dinnertime can be the perfect time to talk with your family, and have quality communication with the children. Having dinner together as a family is so important, but is not as easy as it used to be with the kids getting older and having more after-school activities. I really appreciate those evenings when we can enjoy a delicious meal and have great conversation, together as a family. I’m excited to partner with Manwich to talk about family mealtime and share some dinner conversation starters. Manwich Monday is a great way to start the week, with a tasty, easy-to-make family meal around the dinner table!
Manwich makes preparing a tasty dinner is easy, but getting a good mealtime conversation going requires a little bit more effort. Most kids have a lot to say when it comes to things like their favorite video games or television shows, but getting them to talk about themselves is not always so easy. To encourage mealtime conversation, we have a no tech rule at our house. That means no smartphones, iPods or handheld gaming devices. To help the conversation along, I like to throw out some well-worded questions to spark some meaningful conversation. At my house a little conversation craftiness is required, to avoid those one or two word answers.
Here are 10 of my favorite family dinner conversation starters:
1. What’s the funniest or strangest thing that happened to you today?
2. If you could be anyone else for a week, who would it be an why?
3. If you could create a new class at your school, what would it be?
4. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
5. If you had a time machine for a day, what would you do with it?
6. What has been the happiest day of your life so far and why?
7. Name five reasons you are glad to be alive.
8. What is your idea of an ideal day?
9. Choose 3 words to describe each person in our family.
10. What do you think makes a family close?
When it comes to dinnertime, Manwich is something the whole family can all agree on. Manwich is a hearty sauce with a sweet and tangy taste and it also has the kid-stopping power, as your children will need both hands to enjoy this messy-licious treat, keeping them away from video games or texting! Manwich is a great, easy, quality ingredient that you can use to bring your family’s attention back to mealtime and away from the everyday distractions. Plus, there is not meat in Manwich! You can use it with pasta, tofu or any other ingredient you want. Manwich adds the deliciousness to mealtime.
Did you know that Manwich is available in 3 great flavors? It comes in Manwich Original, Manwich Bold and Manwich Thick & Chunky. I usually make a double recipe for my family and mix Manwich Origainal with Manwich Thick & Chunky.
I hope you’ll join me in kicking off the week with Manwich Monday, and use some of these dinner conversation starters to make Monday’s nights dinner both meaningful and memorable. You can follow @Manwich on Twitter and visit manwich.com for mealtime ideas and inspiration.
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Branded reusable tote
Stainless steel sauce pan
$50 VISA card (for grocery purchases)
Three cans of Manwich (one of each variety)
***Update: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner Amy B.