Future conversation in our house:
"Remember when we were re-doing the kitchen, so we made a fire on the back porch and cooked stuff over the fire?"
It occurred to me that a clever homeschooler would've planned this remodel to coincide with some sort of study -- maybe a unit study of Little House on the Prairie or Birch Bark House, complete with frontier cooking experiences (Ma Ingalls didn't need these fancypants appliances or electricity, by golly!). Or integrate it with most history studies, since most of history has featured cooking over fires. Or discuss how various contemporary cultures prepare food. Or at least put together a unit on the history of cooking.
Also, there;s a Junior Girl Scout badge we'll be able to earn if we keep this up -- Annabeth seems to be earning Outdoor Cook fairly effortlessly this week.