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!


SisterDG said...

Love, love, LOVE these pictures of your kids! They're so adorable. Between this and the squash pasta you brought to the recipe swap, you are the original Sneaky Chef!

Roxanne said...

Nice job Mom!! This is a great idea!

Lisa said...

Impressive!! Awesome pictures, too!

mushroommeadows said...

I WOULD totally eat it too! YUM!!

I love the pictures...especially the thumbs up one. hahaha

Dot said...

That looks totally yummy! I wonder whether little D would eat it? hmmm... he's in a weird "I don't like that" phase where he pronounces that before even tasting, so who knows. weirdo three year old will eat broccoli and sushi, but wouldn't touch jambalaya the other night!