Monday, November 26, 2007

Deceptively Delicious??


My mom got me this cook book for my finicky eaters. We've tried a couple of recipes and they actually have been pretty good. The pasta with bolognese sauce had some pureed yellow squash hidden in it and the pink pancakes had pureed beets. I think I will be trying to "hide" some vegetables in more of our foods, for all of our sakes. In reality there isn't really that much extra vegetable in the dish (the pasta sauce had only 1/2 cup of yellow squash, in addition to the regular pureed onions, garlic, celery and carrots), but I guess every little bit counts. The one thing I am concerned about is whether or not the boys will continue in this stage for the rest of their lives (needing to have their vegetables hidden), this could be bad. However, if it comes down to either they're not going to eat them or they're going to eat them without knowing it, I think the latter will suffice.

5 comments:

Stef said...

Very cool! I have a friend that would love this cookbook. Our kids are odd and actually like veggies; especially broccoli, squash and cauliflower. Its crazy... but nice. :)
Did your mom order this off Amazon?

faithsalutes said...

the Seinfeld's need more money, so I am definitely buying it.

Jules said...

My kids are like stef's kids. I have a harder time getting them to eat meat than a cucumber or salad. They adore vegies even more than I do. I guess I'm the one who needs to hide the vegies in my own food. Is that bad or what? How are you feeling, did you guys have the baby yet? We've been praying for you.

Stef said...

You can get this cook book at Costco right now for $14.00

Katherine said...

although i bought the book after my mother saw the show and am working my way through some of the recipes, i have to say that the best thing this book did for me was to provide the realization that i could put a jar of organic baby food (i've mainly been using squash, carrots, and sweet potatoes) into the foods that i normally prepare my son and he does not notice a difference. in fact, he seems to enjoy everything even more! i figure a few bites of these vegetables at every meal is better than nothing, as he has become quite picky as of late...