Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

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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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! My 3-year-old is ver interested in geography right now. This would be a great way to learn about different cultures and parts of the country and world.

Pat's Place said...

Ummm! Wish I had some little cooks to help me create a "restaurant night" at my house. I know from experience what great cooks they are! Congratulations on involving them in the whole process. The lessons learned will be invaluable throughout their lives!

jen said...

That is a cute idea - and it would be great reading & writing practice for the kids.

Thanks!

Playful Professional said...

This sounds like fun and might make for a great date night as well!

Linds said...

What a cute! Idea I definitely want to try this!

Amy D said...

How fun!
This sounds like something we would love. We'll definitely give it a try when our boys are older.

Mari said...

That is so cute. I'm going to try it!