Tuesday, October 9, 2007
My kids are embarassingly picky about food. Over the years I have been guilty of short order cooking just to keep everyone happy at dinnertime. I always had this vision of my adorable family sitting down to a lovely dinner and having precious conversations about their day.
I know, you just choked so hard some of it came out your nose. That would imply that your family dinners are much like mine. Complete chaos with whining and fighting and bargaining the likes of which "Let's Make a Deal" never came close to. Well, I was T-H-R-I-L-L-E-D to see Jessica Seinfeld on Oprah yesterday talking about her new book Deceptively Delicious. She has made an art of adding different fruit and vegetable purees to recipes so that her kids will be healthy eaters. Sneaky? Yeah, just about as sneaky as your kids when they creep into the cabinet and steal chocolate. Not feeling so bad about this now are you?
Her recipes for Chicken Nuggets and Macaroni and Cheese look especially good. She even has a recipe for Brownies! I intend to try all of the ones posted on Oprah's Website first. If they work out you know I'll be logging onto Amazon to order right away.
For those of you whose kids love veggies...I'm happy for you. I really am. Okay, well I do hate you just a little bit. I know I've done this to myself but now is my time to reconcile! I'll let you know how it goes.
Until then, here are a couple of pix from the archives. There ARE two foods my kids never refuse. Corn and chicken legs!
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