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  • - It's all good.

  • We're winging it.

  • Wait, woo, woo, woo

  • (grunts)

  • The boys are gonna flip.

  • - That's amazing!

  • - I had a crazy idea, but it might just work.

  • (Wyatt grunting)

  • I don't even know why I try.

  • Hi, I'm Hannah.

  • I'm The World's Ok-est Mom and I am tired.

  • I'm here with my kids every single day

  • I'm cooking three meals a day right now

  • and I'm feeling very uninspired when it comes

  • to meal planning.

  • I do most of my grocery shopping online

  • and it's just really hard to think

  • of new and improved ideas for meals.

  • So I'm wanna try something.

  • For this week,

  • I'm gonna let my kids do the grocery shopping.

  • I'm hoping I get some inspiration.

  • Wish me luck.

  • Up first, the rules.

  • One, I'm not going over budget for this week.

  • The kids are limited to the budget

  • that I usually spend on groceries.

  • Second, it cannot all be junk food.

  • There has to be some semblance of health.

  • We've done the junk food week,

  • we're not going to do it again.

  • Three, we can't eat the same thing every night.

  • We have to have some variety

  • we can't just have chicken fingers for dinner

  • every single night.

  • The whole point is to come up with some new meals

  • that we can try together as a family.

  • And last, I have full access to my pantry,

  • refrigerator and freezer.

  • Guess what you get to do this week?

  • Don't, hey, don't sit in the baby seat.

  • (bouncy music) (Jackson laughing)

  • You get to do all of our grocery shopping for the week.

  • (Jackson grunting) - What the heck?

  • - And then I'm gonna have to figure out,

  • what to cook.

  • So, because we're trying to self isolate as well as we can

  • we do grocery delivery.

  • So it was really easy

  • for the boys to be able to scroll through all of the aisles

  • on the app and choose whatever they wanted for groceries.

  • - Ooh yes!

  • - Ooh yes! - Hot peppers.

  • - [Hannah] Peppers?

  • I was very nervous when they were scrolling through the app

  • because I know that

  • they don't know what a lot of the foods are

  • and so they'll see one word

  • and think it means another thing

  • and maybe put that in the cart.

  • - I know! - Potatoes!

  • - [Hannah] You feel like you got a good list?

  • - Yeah. - Yeah.

  • - [Hannah] Okay, should I check out?

  • - Yeah.

  • - Okay, well we came in under budget, that's good.

  • I'm not gonna look too deep into this list

  • cause I wanna be a little bit surprised

  • but, good job!

  • And the next morning the groceries arrived.

  • (Hanna laughing)

  • I see some normal stuff, this is good.

  • They ordered a lot of meat

  • and they were clearly confused about

  • what a couple of the ingredients actually were.

  • I saw jalapeno peppers in there.

  • I know that they thought they were bell peppers.

  • I was pleasantly surprised

  • by the lack of junk food in there honestly.

  • I'm very proud of them for making good food choices,

  • lots of salad, lots of greens

  • and that is all I could ask for as a parent.

  • Good morning, I am starting the day making dinner

  • cause it's in the slow cooker.

  • In the groceries,

  • I noticed there was a big cut of chuck roast.

  • There was also a packet of ranch seasoning in

  • with this grocery haul

  • so I knew the boys wanted me to make Mississippi Rose

  • which is a super easy and really delicious recipe.

  • I usually get pepper chennys but they didn't get any

  • so all I have is banana peppers

  • so I'm wanna try it.

  • It might be like pretty salty.

  • We're gonna cover this,

  • cook it on low for nine hours.

  • I don't cook a lot of red meat

  • and I don't cook Mississippi roast very often

  • because it is pretty high in fat.

  • But it is really good,

  • so I don't blame the boys for choosing it.

  • It's been in here for nine hours

  • and then it just falls apart.

  • This is how I typically serve it

  • just cut some bread, it soaks up all those juices

  • and then I'm serving this

  • alongside one of their bagged salads that they chose.

  • How does this look to you Wyatt?

  • - Yum!

  • - [Hannah] Does it taste like I usually make it?

  • - That's good.

  • - What do you think Wyatt?

  • That meal was a huge success it reminded me honestly,

  • to utilize my slow cooker in the morning.

  • And by dinner time, everything is ready

  • and I don't even have to prepare food.

  • This is good.

  • It's a little less spicy and it's very very delicious

  • for how easy it is to make.

  • This is a good one.

  • Day, one successful, easy and I was ready

  • to dive into day two.

  • On day two, I wanted to get one weird ingredient

  • out of the way.

  • Popcorn.

  • I have to figure out how to incorporate this into a dinner.

  • Lately we've been doing movie nights every week

  • and we've been doing popcorn every night

  • that we have movie nights.

  • So I think the boys figured if they got a lot of popcorn

  • we would have movie nights all week

  • which is not how that works, but nice try.

  • Were you thinking of something when you put the popcorn

  • in the basket?

  • - I was thinking about eating it.

  • - Just plain?

  • - Mm hmm

  • - But how could we use popcorn, in a meal?

  • - On toast.

  • - Popcorn toast?

  • - You put butter on your toast

  • and you put the popcorn on and popcorn is good with butter.

  • - Do you know, I did that when I was your age?

  • - I think like you!

  • - Right now I think I have a picture of it.

  • I guess weird people raise weird kids.

  • Okay, I think I've figured it out.

  • I'm gonna do a chicken tortilla soup

  • and when I typically crash chips on top,

  • I'm gonna offer popcorn, as a topping.

  • Then on the side I will also have toast with butter

  • and popcorn and really make it a popcorn centric meal.

  • Can you help me out, by popping the popcorn?

  • That's how you open a box?

  • All right, let's check on (Hannah yelps)

  • let's check on the soup.

  • I used a pot that is far too small,

  • but it looks decent, okay.

  • - It's like melting when you put it in the soup.

  • - [Hannah] Do you like it?

  • - It gives it some crunch.

  • - [Hannah] How is it? - That's surprisingly good.

  • (Hannah giggling)

  • - Toast with butter

  • - Maybe I should have gotten you a plate. (Wyat yelping)

  • So day two was a little weird, but little did I know

  • that the weirdest was yet to come.

  • Day three, I really wanted to do something visually splashy.

  • One grocery that's plentiful in this haul is, fruit.

  • So, I'm gonna try a breakfast for dinner style meal

  • and I'm going to make a, fruit parfait platter

  • and I'm gonna do some baked apple oatmeal

  • because that's always easy

  • and I think the kids will like it.

  • I do oatmeal cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, eggs almond milk,

  • baking powder and it's like a batter.

  • So I got my honey crisp apples.

  • You're supposed to skin your apples

  • but I don't feel like it.

  • Very excited about this oatmeal bake.

  • Time to assemble

  • so I have some plain Greek yogurt,

  • just drizzle a little honey on top.

  • Wanna do some kiwi.

  • I had this vision of like the most beautiful,

  • colorful platter, and I feel like it came close

  • but it wasn't quite as splashy as I'd expected.

  • - That is not, oat meal mom?

  • - [Hannah] No, it's part of dinner.

  • - This? - [Hannah] Yeah.

  • - It's part of dinner?

  • - Yes! - That's dinner?

  • - [Hannah] What do you think?

  • - I think it looks delicious.

  • (blooping)

  • - Too sour, try it with the fruit,

  • you're supposed to eat it with the fruit honey.

  • (Wyat mumbles)

  • - It's delicious! (Hannah laughing)

  • - I have not seen you guys this excited

  • to have dinner in a very long time.

  • What does Henry think?

  • Day three overall was not the most traditional

  • but that's how we roll in our family.

  • So it was great, success, check that off the box,

  • onto day four.

  • Day four, I decided to tackle

  • the most difficult ingredient of the week, jalapenos.

  • I Honestly, I'm so tired tonight I don't feel like cooking.

  • I don't feel like dealing with jalapenos,

  • but it's better to just get it over with.

  • We have a plan.

  • I stuff these with cream cheese and shredded cheese

  • and I'm going to kind of make

  • jalapeno popper stuffed chicken.

  • So this is ready to be batter fried,

  • Jackson is mixing some eggs,

  • Wyat's gonna get the panko in a bowl, right?

  • - Okay, what's a panko?

  • - [Hannah] It's breadcrumbs.

  • - It's breadcrumbs? - Mmh,

  • - Yeah, okay look at that.

  • That looks descent. (Henry crying)

  • Moment of truth for this chicken.(Hannah howls happily)

  • That's something.

  • So Jackson says he likes spicy food,

  • but in his mind spicy food is mild salsa from taco bell.

  • (Jackson giggling) (Hannah laughing)

  • Wyatt on the other hand,

  • does eat pretty spicy food and doesn't really flinch.

  • - This is not spicy yet. - [Hannah] It's not?

  • - It's not even spicy a single bit!

  • - Do you like it? - It's amazing!

  • - Am I crushing it at this point?

  • 75% I'd say.

  • There's always room for improvement, stay humble,

  • but I was very proud of that day.

  • I'm very grateful that day four was as easy as it was

  • because little did I know

  • I was about to lose my mind.

  • I don't even wanna talk about day five.

  • Day five was the day.

  • Day five was, challenging.

  • Day five fricking sucked. (chuckles)

  • We have a slight problem,

  • with tonight's meal.

  • I decided to tackle the whole roasted chicken.

  • Here's the thing.

  • It's 6:50, this chicken roasts for an hour and a half,

  • and these potatoes cook for 55 minutes.

  • So,

  • (giggles)

  • there's my chicken roasting, my house smells delicious,

  • but look, but this thing is going to take,

  • you know another hour and 20 minutes.

  • I have my potatoes soaking

  • and I'm gonna do those in a cast-iron.

  • It's fine, I've lost my mind