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?