Last week was a basic spaghetti and breakfast-for-dinner kind of week. Nothing fancy. (Unless you count my kale, sausage and rice soup, which miraculously got my two older boys to eat their greens. Littlest and his daddy were harder to convince.)
So this week, I've got some cooking to catch up on. I roasted a chicken tonight, so I can restock my stock. And I'm looking forward to trying some new tricks out of Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious" cookbook.
Now, it's not my style to lie to my children about what's in their food. My older two are foodies, anyway, so it doesn't work on them.
Tonight I threw in some turnips from our csa box along with the usual potatoes to roast. They looked the same on the plate, but when Eldest bit into one, he noticed the difference. "This potato doesn't taste right!" "You probably got a turnip," I answered. "Oh! Well, okay, if it's a turnip, I like it. It wasn't very good as a potato."
However, Littlest is too young to have opinions about what goes into a dish. He judges based on the look of things. If it looks like it contains a flour product and/or cheese, he'll probably eat it. If not, good luck. (He does like cooked carrots and broccoli, in small portions.)
And, to be honest, he probably gets his pickiness from his mother.
So Jessica's idea of adding pureed vegetables to kids' favorite dishes sounds brilliant to me! Who wouldn't eat spinach in the form of a brownie?! Remember my chocolate beet muffins? MMMMM!
We'll see if my energy holds up to my puree-ing ambitions...
MONDAY (skate day)
Eggs & toast
Pizza at the skating rink
Chicken noodle soup w/root veggie puree (Deceptively Delicious)
Sweet potato pancakes
Lasagna w/sweet potato and cauliflower puree (D.D.)
WEDNESDAY (field trip)
Oatmeal or cereal
Fried tilapia, asparagus and German potato salad (w/dill)
THURSDAY (garden, Bible study night)
Frittata w/swiss chard and bacon
Tacos w/sweet potato (D.D.)
Soda bread w/strawberry jam
Spaghetti w/sausage and carrots
Hamburgers w/cauliflower and carrot puree
We'll be eating snap peas fresh from the garden all week, too! We just discovered they were ready this afternoon! And I have a big box of strawberries that I might have to turn into jam this week... yum!
Go find more menus plans at Organizing Junkie!