Keep it simple
In the heat of the summer, it's hard to think about cooking. It's also hard to keep your kids entertained while you try to rustle something together.
One way to fix both these problems is to get your kids to help you in the kitchen. It shares the workload and keeps the kids busy.
You might think I'm crazy, as with young kids, it can sometimes feel like more work when they do "help" in the kitchen. But in time they'll learn, and those extra minutes explaining and cleaning up will pay off.
Here are some tips for cooking with your kids. Scroll through the arrows above for some very simple meals that are fun and easy for you and the kids to make together.