This summer, I'm letting Red Chief and Tiger Lily each plan a dinner every week. We get what they need at the store during our weekly shopping trip, then we make it together in the coming week.
I have learned about them by seeing their picks, even though this is just the first month. Tiger Lily likes old favorites—familiar foods. Red Chief likes to look through a cookbook and pick something new, and so far all the recipes he's picked are not something I would normally try—but they've all been good.
Sometimes kids tend to complain about what we have for dinner, and this small exercise has already helped the kids get excited about what we eat—at least one day a week.