Thursday, November 8, 2007

No Way It's Gourmet

Sometimes I don't know why I even try to cook yummy, healthy meals. I make things like chicken fajitas with homemade guacamole, spaghetti and meatballs, lemon shrimp and rice, sausage-corn chowder...and other things that I would consider reasonably kid-friendly and easy to get on the table without much prep time. Most nights, we have to make our kids eat a minimum helping of each food.

Guess what my kids ate last night willingly and asked for seconds. They were eating like it was going out of style.

Microwaved chicken fingers and green peas.

Sigh.

A discriminating palate is not something that is developed overnight.

2 comments:

  1. true. although one could say that a child's palate is MORE discriminating than an adult's since by adulthood you've lost a goodly number of your taste buds. Hmmmm

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  2. I read a quote from a chef recently whose kids ate all kinds of weird stuff and he said it was because they'd been introduced to so many different things. I say he just lucked out because I've certainly introduced my kids to a wide variety of things, and about all I've gotten out of it is a kid who will eat crab legs like they are french fries... only like VERY EXPENSIVE french fries. Oh well.

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