Rule № Eleven
Cooking and baking are creative. It is not "just" another activity that has to be done. Your first roast beef or your first macaroni and cheese might not turn out to be mouth-watering delicious and scrumptious. The next one will be better and what greater satisfaction can you get when your kids sit down to eat, than having them say, "Hey Pop. This is really good! Who made it?"
And when you tell them that you did, the look in their eyes says, "Yeah, right. Okay, what's going on? Did he fall off a ladder and hit his head?"