One of my 2022 goals is to get my 11 and 9 year old cooking dinner independently. We cook together a lot, but I want them to be able to do it independently. From now on, Monday night is my 9 year old's night and Tuesday night is my 11 year old's night. They choose the menu, I buy the food, they do the cooking.
Will they mess up? Yes! I hope so, mistakes are a great way to learn.
Will they make messes? Yes! They will also learn how to clean them up.
So! Here's my menu this week, with Monday and Tuesday being chosen by grade-schoolers.
Tuesday: Black bean burgers + grapefruit + canned artichokes
image from allrecipes.com
Wednesday: Elk meat tacos + rice and bean salad + mango smoothie
(this photo was from summer, when cantaloupe was actually in season - we will be having frozen mangos this week)
Thursday: Miso soup + tofu + rice + kiwis (new recipe, I've never had this before)
image from minimalistbaker.com
Saturday: tomato soup from a can + cheese sandwiches + oranges/apples + smores