Around here we're all about fun in the kitchen and I'm all for help when getting dinner ready! My eight and five year old get really excited about "Restaurant Night". On Friday night at least twice a month we plan a menu and "open" our restaurant for the night. We usually go with a theme, like Mexican night or American diner night. It gives us a chance to talk about what people eat in different cultures, search the grocery store for unusual ingredients, and plan a menu. On Friday night the kids make menus, name the "restaurant" and put the sign on the front door, set the table, and help cook. When their Dad gets home they greet him at the door and take him to his "table", take his drink order and help plate the food. Then we all sit down to eat and everyone really enjoys the meal. It's fun, educational and something everyone looks forward to at the end of a long week.
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