You’ve followed Obama’s lead and figured out how to be home most nights for dinner, so you’re ready for the next level: getting the kids involved in preparing and serving the meal. That’s where the Nessie ladle ($16) comes in. They might be too young to slice, dice or julienne, but at just about any age, they love them some dinosaurs. Convince them they’re playing with a new dino-toy and they won’t even realize they’re actually helping serve dinner. Seriously, what’s a more kid-friendly kitchen tool than the Nessie ladle? A polar bear ice cream scooper? You plan on serving ice cream for dinner any time this week? Advantage: Nessie.