Why not involve your kids in making dinner on Mondays? It'll prevent a lot of fast- food dependencies from developing once the kids have moved out! Cooking isn't difficult and the secret is to learn the basics early. Besides, kids who learn to cook, also learn measurement skills, teamwork, and how to follow instructions! Skills needed for life!
Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Syracuse University have joined forces to create the website The Kids Cook Monday. An printable overview for families can be accessed here. You'll also find recipes categorized by age, videos, and links to family/food related blogs. Here's a sample video:
I'm sure you know about our adult cooking section here at the library, but did you also know we have books for young cooks, too, including
Bass, Jules. Cooking with Herb the Vegetarian Dragon: A Cookbook for Kids. [J 641.5 BAS]
Kuntz, Lynn. American Grub: Eats for Kids from All Fifty States. [J 641.5973 KUN]
Ray, Rachael. Cooking Rocks!: Rachael Ray 30-Minute Meals for Kids. [J 641.5 RAY]
Schuette, Sarah L. An Astronaut Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids. [J 641.5123 SCH]
Wagner, Lisa. Cool Foods for Fun Fiestas: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook. [J 641.562]