When at first you don't suceed try again. And again. Youngest 1st attempt on making muffins at home on a saturday afternoon. The 1st batch did not turn out quite as expected. Undeterred she tried again. In my opnion, home econ subject, is both relevant and necessary. To introduce youngsters to the world of "independence". Independent from the constant reliance on ready cooked/fast food/tv meals. It's the 1st step to taking charge of your health, lifestyle and family values. It's just an introduction, the rest is up to them.