Macaroni and Cheese, apple slices, carrot sticks, milk
You may ask yourself why I bother to post that we ate Mac & Cheese out of a box last night. Last night was my 6 year old's turn to cook dinner. Each of my children gets one night per week where they choose the menu and then cook the dinner. Even though they are only 6 and 8 years old, they have learned about the food pyramid, meal planning, recipes, grocery shopping, sales tax, kitchen safety, price comparison, following directions, reading skills, food labels, etc. I carefully supervise both of them in case they need help. I am teaching them life-skills by allowing them to help in the kitchen. And although they occasionally select fun desserts or more complicated meals, we do eat a lot of frozen pizza and macaroni and cheese. Responsible children are worth such a small sacrifice.