Try Creating a Menu Board!
Weeknights used to be nutty in our house! After a full day of work (and ubering kids) I’d return home with a hangry (hungry +angry) crew asking, “What’s For Dinner?”
Inevitably, no matter what the answer was, someone in the crowd would be disappointed. That was until, my lovely and smart sister-in-law, Abby gave me the brilliant idea to post a weekly Menu Board. The menu board allows me to plan our meals, and answer the “What’s for Dinner” question a full week ahead of time. The grumpy “I don’t like that” comments are used up on Sunday night, and the meal planning has helped me to reduce our weekly grocery spend, too.
We also use our Menu Board to post a Bible verse for the week. The Bible verse sets a tone for the week, and it always opens up great dialog around the dinner table. Below are a few Bible verses that are especially great for children:
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.- Colossians 3:20
Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! –James 5:9
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.- Jeremiah 29:11
Do everything without grumbling or arguing.-Philippians 2:14
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.- Timothy 4:12