Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The perfect meal

Some of our kids don't eat brussel sprouts. Some don't eat lima beans. One doesn't even eat peas. Some eat corn but only on the cob, others eat it any which way. One doesn't like fish unless it's a fish stick. Some tolerate squash, one likes eggplant, sweet potato is hit and miss. Regular potatoes are welcome in french fry form but half won't eat it boiled or mashed. Carrots are accepted raw. The list goes on and on.

That's not to say that I don't make these foods. I make it, which ever child is forced (yes, forced) to eat a bite of the offending food and we go on our merry way after the discussion about Change of Food Tastes Over Time.

But what will they all eat?

Spinach. I thank Popeye for Nicholas's affinity for it but the rest... I can't explain. They just all like it.
Thank goodness for small miracles.
Pot Pie Dinner:
2 Pillsbury pie crusts
1 - 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup cooked couscous
1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed "dry"
1 cup shredded cheese
Set oven to 400
Put 1 pie crust in pie pan
Mix all other ingredients except cheese
Dump into pie pan
Top with cheese
Lay other pie crust over top, fold edges, flute, vent top
Bake for 15 minutes
Cover edges with aluminum foil
Bake for 30 minutes
Let it rest for 5 minutes

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