I thought this was a really cool idea but figured my kids would not go for it. Instead, I asked them if they would be willing to eat rice and beans one night a week for awhile and we could donate the cost of dinner to orphans or needy families.
The youngest eight were happy to do it. So today was our first night of rice and beans. Jeff is out of town so he escaped this first try. It actually tasted pretty good. The older boys opted out and ate something else
Surprisingly, Zoey and Kate, who are not picky eaters were not so fond of Mom's culinary excellence.
I asked them, "Who wants to have rice and beans again?!" Jake's hand shot up in the air and he said, 'Me! Me! I wike it."
It was a good opportunity to educate them on the fact that there are children in this world who would stand in a long line to have one meal a day consisting of rice and beans. It is quite sobering to think of how many little ones go to bed with a tummy that is aching with hunger. It is easy for us to eat rice and beans once a week to help fill those little bellies.
Thank you, God, for enough money to have full stomachs every night.