Family dinnertime is so incredibly important, and so is having bold conversations with your kids. As a mother of three, I want to make sure that I am the first line of defense between my children and the trials they might have to face. I know I can’t be there all the time to protect them, so I have to equip them with the skills they need to go out into the world and be bold in their decisions to choose the right! Dinnertime is the perfect time to start these bold conversations. I really want my kids to feel like they can ask me anything, or discuss anything with me. So every night at dinner we try to find ways to get them talking. ‘How was your day’ is an okay question, but if your kids are like mine, they probably just say ‘good’ and move on. Ore-Ida Bold & Crispy fries #FindYourBOLD campaign, wants to help you #FindYourBold at dinnertime. So I’ve partnered with them to help you have bold conversations at dinnertime while you enjoy some delicious Utah Fry Sauce and your favorite Ore-Ida® Bold & Crispy fries. Here are some conversation starters to help you out with your next BOLD meal! 1- What was the best/ worst thing that happened at school today? 2- If you could change anything about your day, what would you change? 3- Who did you sit with/ play with at lunch today? (It sounds simple but this usually gets them thinking about their friends.) 4- What does your perfect day look like? Who would you spend it with? 5- What do you think are the biggest challenges/ trials that kids your age have to deal with? We practiced these specific conversation starters with our kids the last few weeks, and we learned a lot! We learned that someone in son’s class has been stealing from other kids. We talked about why he might be stealing. My son said, “It’s probably because his mom doesn’t care about him. He doesn’t smell good very often.” It was a perfect teaching moment. We talked about why we don’t steal, why it’s important to be a good friend to kids that are struggling, and forgiveness. I felt like we earned a gold star as parents that night! Now that you have some bold conversation starters, I’ll get right on with my recipe for Classic Utah Fry Sauce. It perfectly complements your Ore-Ida® Bold & Crispy fries! We had ours with a yummy turkey burger topped with grilled onions, avocado, and cheese! If you’re lucky enough to live in Utah, you already know what fry sauce is! It’s delicious and a must have for any meal that includes French Fries in Utah. Most ma and pop shops that serve burgers and fries here will automatically give you fry sauce with your meal. But all the fun ends as soon as you cross the border into Nevada or Colorado. Ask for fry sauce and the cashier will look at you strangely and say, “You must be from Utah. We don’t have that here.” True story. It’s sad really, and I feel bad that everyone else is missing out. If you are not from Utah, you need this recipe in your life. It’s so easy, and it’s really hard to mess it up. It’s just a mix of mayo and ketchup. Some people go crazy and add a little seasoning salt or pickle juice, but you don’t have to have all those ‘fancy’ ingredients to enjoy your fry sauce. Classic Utah Fry Sauce 1/2 cup of mayo 1/2 cup of ketchup Directions: Stir together and dip your Ore-Ida® Bold & Crispy Garlic and Pepper Steakhouse Fries for maximum enjoyment! If you need more bold dinner ideas you can find them on Pinterest here—> #FindYourBOLD Pinboard. Don’t forget your coupon for $1 off you next purchase! Click here—>http://www.oreida.com/Hot-Potato-Topics/2015/bold-and-crispy What do your do to start bold conversations with your family at dinnertime? Jessica 🙂
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