Take a trip to the country vegetable stands and buy peas in the pod, or fresh green beans to prepare with your children. It will be a learning experience as well as a meal. Children are often unaware of the process that food goes through before it reaches the table. Even very young children can shell the peas or snap the beans. Cook them in salted water and add a little butter for seasoning. Children who have NEVER eaten peas or green beans may surprise you tonight!