Each child is assigned breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are then responsible to plan, cook and clean that mealtime. About every year, I rotate the kids around to a new meal slot.
Now meal planning has been my nemesis, the kids really struggle with coming up with ideas. Here is how a 3-ring binder, stickers, Google images and recipes solved my problem.
After gathering my supplies, I first decided on a theme for each day of the week. For example: Monday breakfast would be something with syrup, and lunch would be something with hamburger. Once I had the themes I gathered about 4 or 5 recipes that would match each theme.
On the first page I typed up the scheduled theme.
Monday is something with hamburger
Tuesday is salad something
Wednesday is cold sandwiches
Thursday is hot sandwiches
Friday is fun meals
Then using card stock as dividers; I labeled the dividers with each theme and decorated with stickers. The recipes were placed in page protectors and little notes were added on how to make things either dairy free or gluten free to handle the food allergies in our family. Using Google for some chef images, I decorated the front cover of the cookbooks.