Game Night Dinner

Make suppertime fun with easy-to-prepare foods you all can eat while playing games. Look for simple games like tic-tac-toe or invite conversation with trivia questions.

Gather the family and eat dinner together at the table while you play a game—with electronics off. Research proves that kids who share regular family meals achieve better grades, improve language skills and lower their risks of depression, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, eating disorders and obesity. As a Christian, you showcase your faith through mealtime prayers and encounter Christ-centered teachable moments during meal conversations about the day. Make suppertime fun with easy-to-prepare foods you all can eat while playing games. Look for simple games like tic-tac-toe or invite conversation with trivia questions. 

Pizza is the perfect playful food. Set the scene for a night of family sharing by loading a healthful crust with choices of tomatoes, peppers, onions, salad greens, pineapple, meat and cheese.

Game Night Pizza

Pizza is the perfect playful food. Set the scene for a night of family sharing by loading a healthful crust with choices of tomatoes, peppers, onions, salad greens, pineapple, meat and cheese.

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 12-inch pizza pan; set aside. In a food processor combine flour, yeast, basil, garlic clove and salt. Cover and process for 10 seconds or until ingredients are combined. Add olive oil.
  • With processor running, pour only enough of the warm water through feed tube to form a ball of dough (you may not need all the water). Process for 1 minute to knead the dough.
  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, then shape into a ball. Cover with a slightly damp towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Press and lightly stretch dough to edges of pan, forming a half-inch rim around dough edges. Add sauces and toppings. Bake for 15-20 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning.
  • MINI PIZZA TOPPERS All-Time Kid Favorite—thinly spread pizza sauce on dough; top with pepperoni and mozzarella or Parmesan cheese. BBQ Delight—spread BBQ sauce, top with shredded barbecued chicken and thin slices of red onion. Veggie Dream—drizzle with olive oil; top with fresh slices of tomato, bell pepper strips and fresh mozzarella slices. Bake, then sprinkle with fresh arugula before serving.
Dear God, thank You for giving us this good food and this special time to share and enjoy each other’s company. Thank you for giving us a godly family. may our words and actions glorify You this day. Amen.
Brownies styled to look like dominoes.

Domino Brownies

Get into the spirit of playing with your food. Scrumptious make-ahead brownies can be cut into rectangles and iced to look like dominoes.

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 3 tbsps water
  • 6 ozs unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Liberally spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Combine sugar, butter and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boiling. Stirring constantly, boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add chocolate; stir until melted. Cool briefly.
  • Stir in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir well. Spread batter in prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool brownies in pan on a wire rack. While brownies cool, prepare Cream Cheese Frosting. Spread or pipe frosting on cooled brownies.