You’ve been busy volunteering at the school all day, and your daughter has dance tonight…so, maybe you’ll just drive-thru Chick-Fil-A and pick up dinner tonight.
Many of us repeat this scenario over and over, week after week…so, let’s REWIND it, and come up with a better solution. Have you ever considered letting your kids do the cooking? Here’s how it would work…
- Each child (that is old enough) will be in charge of preparing dinner & cleaning up one night each week.
- They must have their ingredient list to you before you go grocery shopping since a last minute trip to the grocery store would really defeat the purpose of this project!
Now, here is your one and only rule…give them free reign in the kitchen, don’t hover & don’t tell them what to cook!
For many of us, it’s summer, and it’s an ideal time to teach your kids some basic cooking skills, so soon YOUR KIDS CAN DO THE COOKING! You may want to introduce them to The Budget Diet’s frugalicious and fast recipes or easy pizza recipes.
Your kids will love to do the cooking because they will get to eat their favorites!
You’ll love for your kids to do the cooking because you’ll have a couple nights off from kitchen duty!
Your wallet will love for your kids to do the cooking because just 2 nights a week of fast food costs at least $40! Don’t you have something you’d rather spend $40 on???
Now, go enjoy whatever your children cook this week…even if it’s macaroni & cheese from a box! If they need a little inspiration, give them their first cookbook!
If you’d like to share a great idea that helps you delegate “kitchen duty”…please leave a reply below. Thanks!
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