Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Food Wars



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!


8 comments:

The 5 Bickies said...

I couldn't wait to sit down and watch Oprah last night (TIVO). The minute the kids were in bed I had it on. Can't let them in on my little secret. I printed the recipes and will try them. Like you, if it works, I buy the book as fast as I can.

Southern Fried Girl said...

I saw a small piece of that show and was intrigued. So it was fab then, yes? I may have to get that book.

And sadly not for children but for me and my husband who eat so poorly that it's only a matter of time before our arteries just go solid.

That grin on the second picture was downright infectious. I have had a hellacious day but that right there made me smile, so thanks for that.

joel and amy said...

Well...I looked at the book at Barnes and Noble today and I didn't buy it just yet. It looks great, but my only complaint is that it is a little limited. But, I loved the way the book is laid out and she is a doll. I think I will use it to spark my own ideas in addition to the ones she has in the book.

PrincessSteph said...

Such a good book!!!! Bought it for a bunch of girlfriends and they all love it. I also made the brownies this summer at the cottage and it was phenomenal!!! Worth buying. Although I love veggies, I have found that I use a number of the tricks in my own cooking anyway. Its worth it. have a wonderful day.

collard green queen said...

I am often telling my three little cherubs..."this is not the Picadilly Cafeteria" ...I too am guilty of making three dinners so everyone will eat..Will check this one out!

joel and amy said...

Okay..I made the chicken nuggets and mac n cheese and they were surprisingly very good. Even my husband liked them. :-)

MMM said...

The book sounds great. Can't wait to hear about some of the recipes.

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I keep hearling little tid bits about this book. Thanks for the post and keep us posted on how the recipes are. Love the retro cover.