The Duggars plan meals two weeks in advance so they can structure their shopping trips accordingly. "Menus and lists are a huge help..." writes Michelle.
When it comes to preparing lunch and dinner, everyone is eager to help. "All of the kids take turns in the kitchen. And it's not just for the girls! Some of the boys are really good cooks."
Michelle understands that overseeing children in the kitchen can get hectic. How do parents keep from becoming overwhelmed?
The key, explains the mom of nineteen, is splitting the kids into groups of three of four and appointing a leader. "If you get more than that, there are really just too many cooks in the kitchen!"