Friday, November 7, 2008

not deceptive and way more delicious

It's a constant guessing fest, trying to figure out what Katie will eat for a given dinner. What works one night doesn't work the next time I try it, and forget about vegetables. She shares more with her father than just physical characteristics!

A while ago there was a book released by Jessica Seinfeld called Deceptively Delicious. The deception is to puree a variety of vegetables and then slip them into 'regular' kid-friendly fare. I pureed a bunch of different vegetables and tried adding them to whatever I was cooking - for the benefit of both for Katie and perhaps someone taller. I haven't stuck to this very rigidly - partly for lack of remembering to throw something in, and partly because I need to figure out some way for her to actually eat a recognizable vegetable and not just trick her all the time.

Earlier this week I busted out one of the pre-made mac-and-cheese numbers I had made in anticipation of Max's arrival. Adding pureed carrot actually helps it look more orange - more like the natural version that our friends at Kraft market. Hit with Alex, not with Katie.

Last night I was just going for something she would eat. The solution: pancakes with mini-M&Ms 'hidden' inside them. Every few bites she ate, she scored some squirty whipped cream on her finger. Dessert for dinner? Sometimes it's just about whatever I can make work. There were apples and peaches on the side - does this redeem the meal?

3 comments:

MiaKatia said...

I personally would love m&m pancakes for dinner. Peaches and apples are a bonus.

Julie said...

Oh to be young again with a metabolism that lets you get away with anything...

Julie said...

Australian's don't eat pancakes for breakfast. They are usually served with ice cream and double cream!