Cooking is a great way to reinforce their math skills and, for me, it's been imperative that my kids' palates become discerning early on.
Granted we've had to work on tact, I remember - in complete horror - when, at an Asian-themed birthday party, my child announced loudly, "We don't eat white rice. Do you have any brown rice?" But I am proud of my mini-chefs.
Tonight Riley decided that he wanted to make dinner. On his menu: Macaroni and Cheese, which was really whole wheat penne with a parmesan cream sauce, served with sauteed zucchini.