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Japanese Vegetable Noodle Soup

Japanese Vegetable Noodle Soup

Would you rather have a boring family dinner or a lively family dinner?

For many families, the most overwhelming part of the dinner hour is figuring out what to make for dinner. The good intention to make a healthy meal is there, but it’s so hard to figure out what to make, you freeze up. Then you end up ordering in, picking up something pre-made or resorting to an old standby. Well, we’ve got you covered for today — try this Japanese noodle soup from our friends at The Kids Cook Monday and Aviva of The Six O’Clock Scramble.  It’s easy, it’s healthy, and it’s meatless (it’s Monday after all!).

But once you sit down at the table, the work of dinner isn’t really over. For many families, the conversation part of the meal is more challenging than preparing the food. But guess what? We’ve got you covered on that front today too! Tonight at dinner, try the “Would You Rather…?” game.

Here are some examples of what we’re talking about, but this is definitely the kind of game that you adjust to the age of the kids at your table and that you make up your own as well. One person poses a “would you rather…” question and everyone goes around the table giving their answer and an explanation for their answer if they have one.

* Would you rather only be able to whisper for the rest of your life or only be able to scream?
* Would you rather be the circus performer who puts their head in the lions mouth or the performer who walks on the tightrope way above the audience?
* Would you rather make dinner every night or clean up dinner every night?
* Would you rather have to eat a food that you don’t like every day or never again be able to eat your favorite food?
* Would you rather sit next to a crying baby on a really long plane ride or a really smelly person?
* Would you rather be really good at one thing or just okay at a lot of things?

Before long, we’re pretty sure you’ll all be having so much fun, you’d rather be sitting at the table enjoying memorable family time instead of getting up to do the dishes and get on with your evenings!

LINK » Recipe for Japanese Vegetable Noodle Soup, at The Kids Cook Monday



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