After the picnic at the park, the O'Malley family heads home. On the way, the parents have a short conversation (it's a one-page story!) about what they should eat.
After students read this (generally as homework), I ask how they plan their meals. If they can go shopping at the last-minute on a Sunday (in Germany, a lot of shops are closed) and if it's better to have a weekly plan of meals to cook.