Hi, tumbleweed. Welcome to DC. Yep, eating out can get old and expensive, especially when you have 2 little food vacuums. AKA your sons. I know, Buck and I raised 5 children. They can put away a lot of food...fast.
Dust off your pots and pans and ask as many questions as necessary. The answers will come. And, while you're brushing up your cooking skills, get your boys involved, too. They're old enough to help.
Enjoy DC. We're glad you've found us.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!