I had an early Thanksgiving with my youngest daughter, her 11 year old son, my other grandson 13, my nineteen year-old granddaughter and her friend. The boys helped cook in some creative ways. One opened the cans of corn and poured them in a pot. The other opened the green beans cans, and hearing me say put them in the pot and not paying attention to the other pot nearby, poured the green beans, both cans, over the corn. A new dish was created.
The boys also made the fruit salad. The oldest, directed to slice the bananas in inch slices, did so in short order and then asked, "Did you want them peeled?" Actually, it was very good day