As you know, we homeschool. I’m always looking for “extras”. I was talking to another mom and then read a blog about a family that assigned each of their kids one meal per week. They had to budget for it, buy the groceries, prep and cook the entire meal. I decided to give my 9 year old a $15 budget and told him to plan our dinner.
He was excited about our new kids in the kitchen challenge.
He decided on Chips and Queso with Green chili chicken and cheese enchiladas. This was tricky and required some planning. Chicken and cheese are not cheap!
We already had chicken and enchilada sauce so I deducted the cost from his budget. We went to the grocery store and he picked out and purchased everything else he needed for the meal.
We forgot the chicken was frozen so I told him we would have to poach it because we were running out of time. He actually knew what that meant! How awesome! Thank you food network.
He completely prepped and assembled the meal and I put it in the oven. It was delicious and definitely in our favorites rotation now!