Wednesday, June 4, 2008
My Kids Ate This!
I had no idea what was going to be for dinner. Wednesday had been left blank on the weekly menu, thinking I'd fill it in after I finished grocery shopping. We had food, just what to do with it?
Riffling through the fridge I found chard, ricotta, spring onions. I knew I had some pasta and garlic. Oh, and those cherry tomatoes that needed to be used up!
I sautéd the garlic and onions. Threw in chopped chard. OK, that's good, but my kids wont eat it like that! What if I blended it up with the ricotta? Now we're talking. I thinned it a little with cream, seasoned with salt and pepper and tossed it with whole wheat spaghetti. Still needs a little something. Cherry tomatoes halved, with olive oil, salt and pepper. Perfect!
And look! They are eating it! Minus the tomatoes, but I'm still happy.
I know that there are some kids who wont touch anything green, so I know I'm lucky. My kid's issues have more to do with texture and appearance, so I get fairly good results when it works to blend up the vegetables. For tonight, I'm a happy mom knowing my kids ate their greens!