Twice in the past year, my sons (ages 8, 10) have given their grandparents a really special gift: a full meal cooked entirely by them. I have hung out in the kitchen to oversee the process, but they have done all of the work (with the exception of taking very hot things out of the oven and draining a large pot of pasta). If I am being honest, though, these gifts have been incredibly labor intensive: we have had to plan out menus, the boys have cooked for a whole day, and there have been a lot of dirty dishes (how do they make so many more than I would?!).
A Stress-Free Mother’s Day Menu
When I was contemplating what would be a truly wonderful gift to receive for mother’s day and my mind wandered to a meal made by the kids, it was both a heart-warming moment and also a little overwhelming. So I decided to come up with a menu that’s not only possible for kids to make themselves, but also won’t be a stressful experience for the adults in the house.
In order to make that possible, I decided that the recipes couldn’t require too much chopping and/or needed to include ingredients that could easily be sliced with a butter knife (or ripped up by hand), and that no heat would be involved. And I did it! This simple menu will bring joy to everyone at the table (or in bed), is simple to prepare, and even has a fancy menu you can print out to accompany the meal. Now that’s something we can all celebrate!
If you are a member, you will receive the menu in your weekly meal plan on May 8th. If you are not yet a member, sign up for a two-week free trial and not only will you get two weeks of stress-free meal planning, but you’ll also get this special Mother’s Day Menu.
Happy Mother’s Day!