June 23, 2011
One housekeeping task I never learned as a child was meal planning. This summer Sara is going to learn to plan meals. Sara is 11 years old - so our main focus will be on nutrition and fun! Here are the ground rules:
- plan meal (must include main course, side dish & dessert)
- create grocery list (check kitchen for items not needed)
- grocery shop
- cook meal (with help from Mom, if needed)
I'm thinking as summer goes on I may add an extra challenge - give her a budget! To motivate her I can let her keep the change. Nothing motivates a tween more then getting to keep the change!
Tonight was Sara's first meal. On the menu was - Hamburger sliders with Strawberries and Smore's muffins
The meal was extra tasty - not good for my diet.. but really tasty. Excellent job, Sara!
Do your kids help you plan for meals?
June 13, 2011
It's been so long since I wrote on this blog... it's like I fell off the face of the earth. Lately I do these quick updates on Facebook, but this blog was meant for you, Eli. You have just finished kindergarten and have started summer school. I'm the kind of Mom that tries to keep you busy. Today you had your wrestling and boxing class as well as summer school. Seriously, you crack me up, boy.
I love you Eli - you are so precious to me :)