so I am here today to tell you that dinner was not that great of a success. The kids walked in the door from school and could smell the broccoli and saw it pureed and could not understand why I would do that. So as I was dipping the chx in the green egg mixture, they saw and pretty much had their minds set against it. So I served them their mac and cheese and chx nuggets and they did not really love it. Interesting. Thad thought they were okay and so did I. I really liked the "buttered noodles". So all in all I think that we will be able to incorporate a bunch of stuff from the book into our everyday life style. I did not try the sweet potato pancakes this morning, becuase I did not want them to turn orange from all the squash yesterday. Tomorrow morning will be the day.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
So my mom saw Oprah a couple of weeks ago and Jessica Seinfeld was on telling everyone about her "idea" to puree food and hide it into kids food. She loved the idea so much that she ran out and bought the book for me. I have not been too excited about it, because my kids love their veggies. Once upon a time they cried when given certain veggies, but for the most part they are really good eaters. I have looked at the book, but not given it a lot of thought until last night.
We had this great dinner of porkchops, squash, steamed broccoli and bread. The kids freaked out about the squash.....this is not new. They used to love squash, but lately you would think it had arcenic in it!! So I finally picked up the book and read...decided to make some whole wheat french toast this morning, with the deceptive ingredient of squash mixed in. They wolfed it down...not even a mention that it was whole wheat bread!! I laughed inside as I schemed a dinner with healthy ingredients without the knowledge. So this evening I will be trying her famous Broccoli chicken nuggets and butternut squash pasta, served with some fresh veggies as well.
I am not entirely sold on it yet....we will have to see if the recipes continue to be hits. I am super excited to try the banana bread for snacks. It took me about 30 minutes to find flaxseed meal in the grocery store today. I am excited to put that on everything they eat!!! lots of good stuff in there. So not to go all granola on ya...but maybe just maybe this will be the start of some good stuff in our house. If you are interested in checking it out here is the website......http://www.deceptivelydelicious.com/site/
Posted by Rochelle at 11:53 AM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thankful for laughter and a fun grandpa
Thankful for cheesey little girl smiles
Thankful for them...and a beautiful week at the beach
Posted by Rochelle at 8:48 AM
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Posted by Rochelle at 8:34 AM
Friday, November 02, 2007
how can you not laugh at this one
even better...my kids are goofballs
and the OSU Cheerleader. So this post is a little late, but our usb port was down for a couple of days. Had a ton of fun on Halloween. The kids came home from school, immediately got dressed up and of course played on webkinz until it was time to party with the neighbors. They had a great time playing halloween twister and eating eyeball pizza. We finally headed out once my parents arrived and they decided to bring a little ghoul along....cousin Ryen. She is almost two and was a little overwhelmed by all the people and scary porches...but she loved hanging out with the kids and uncle thad. We decided to carry on the tradition of the candy fairy again this year...the kids came home unloaded their buckets and chose 15 pieces of candy to keep, the rest went in the bucket and left on the living room floor for the candy fairy to come take. They woke up the next morning and ran downstairs to find a little toy and some webkinz trading cards!!! I think sydnie finally figured out that it was me, but she is choosing to pretend that there really is a candy fairy!!!
Posted by Rochelle at 9:57 AM