Themed dinner evenings for the whole family

Plan your week with this handy winter family activity and recipe guide.

Winter is the season for cooking hearty, wholesome dishes and enjoying indoor activities. Spending some quality time indoors with your family around the dinner table provides a great opportunity to have hearty conversations and a lot of laughs.

If you’re at a loss as to how to make time indoors with the family fun and engaging during the cold winter months, Rhodes Quality has you covered with a themed dinner evening for each day of the week.

ALSO SEE: 10 yummy winter warmer recipes for cold and rainy days

Monday: hearty conversations

Sitting down to dinner together is the perfect time to bond with the family. Start dinner with interesting conversation-starting questions, like: If you could have a super power what would it be? Best or worse thing about your day? Where would you love to go on holiday? Favourite winter meal?

Download  easy printable suggestions here.

To eat: Beef meatballs in a creamy tomato sauce. Click here for the recipe.

Beef meatballs - themed dinner evenings

Tuesday: soup-erb idea

Get the kids involved in making a delicious winter soup. While the pot of soup is bubbling away, assemble a grilled cheese sarmie station and get them to make their own. Your kids will enjoy being involved, and what’s more, cooking together is lots of fun.

To eat: Easy hearty tomato soup. Click here for the recipe.

Tomato soup

ALSO SEE: Yummy winter soups

Wednesday: themed dinner evening

Everyone loves Italian food, and the Italian culture is one of celebrating friends and family gatherings through food. Create a themed dinner evening – a fun night in for both family and friends.

To eat: Serve a delicious butternut and feta cannelloni. Click here for the recipe.

butternut and feta cannelloni

ALSO SEE: Chicken tacos

Thursday: games night

Play some charades after dinner. Not only will this extend your family mealtime together, but it will get everyone’s creative juices flowing.

To eat: Chicken or beef stew. Click here for the recipe.

Beef stew

Friday: movie night

Choose two movies suitable for everyone and get the family to vote for their favourite. Set the scene with cosy blankets, pillows and get comfy. Enjoy your Friday night home theatre.

To eat: Home-made biltong pizza. Click here for the recipe.

Biltong pizza

Saturday: indoor camping

This will take you back to your childhood and everyone in the family will have a great time. Build a pillow fort or better yet, set up a tent in the lounge. Perfect for a cold weekend evening or rainy winter’s day.

To eat: Corn fritters with tomato jam. Click here for the recipe.

Corn fritters

Sunday: relax

Sunday is a time for rest and relaxation. If the weather is lousy, be sure to have a selection of board games on hand. Get the family together around the table after Sunday lunch and have a board game marathon.

To eat:  Chilli Con Carne. Click here for the recipe.

Chilli corn carne

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